The Arab emirate, home to the 2020 World Expo which opened in October, is an increasingly sought-after destination for the fashion and luxury world, as shown by the Armani and Chanel shows, and more besides.
AZ Factory reveals the names of designers participating in Alber Elbaz's memorial - like Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier, alongside Matthew Williams of Givenchy and Alessandro Michele of Gucci.
In a busy Saturday in Milan, Giorgio went Zen master in his private palazzo, Dolce & Gabbana presented disco damsels, Ermanno Scervino refocused with force and Salvatore Ferragamo had a tricky delivery.
The key fashion moment of Milan Fashion Week so far was the 40th anniversary Emporio Armani show on Thursday, a rich and varied collection that was followed by a brand retrospective opening in Armani Silos.
Shying away from the oversize installations of previous editions, luxury labels like Gucci, Off-White and Givenchy took advantage of the Milan Design Week to showcase an array of new projects and offbeat initiatives.