The inaugural Egyptian Fashion Week has kicked off in Cairo.
The event, which runs until Monday, is themed Past, Present and Future and pays homage to Egypt’s heritage and civilisation. The idea behind the fashion week is to help connect African and Middle Eastern markets.
The showcase is presented by the Egyptian Fashion and Design Council in collaboration with government bodies and Creative Headz, the Austrian firm behind fashion shows such as MQ Vienna and Thai Silk.
More than 70 designers are showcasing their collections and many events have taken place inside famous attractions such as the old Egyptian Museum and Museum of Agriculture. In addition to runways, there are also panels and talks a well as workshops and special projects.
Event highlights include The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, Sabry Marouf, Fashion & Design Centre, Cairo Design District, Fad Dubai and Creative Space Beirut.