In our January issue, Nez Gebreel, former CEO of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council, pens the first of a new column for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
Each month in Fashion’s Frontline, Nez will provide an industry professional’s view of key events and issues affecting the industry right now, with insight into what we’re buying, why and how.
"Former CEO of Dubai Design and Fashion Council, Nez Gebreel exponentially enhanced the emirate's potential as a serious fashion player during her stewardship of DDFC” says Bazaar’s Editor-in-Chief Louise Nichol, “Uniquely placed to marry international success with regional ambition, Harper's Bazaar Arabia believes that Nez's voice will be a guiding light as Dubai and the wider region navigates towards becoming a credible centre of fashion and design. I expect her new monthly column in Harper's Bazaar Arabia both in the magazine and online to become essential reading for everyone involved in the creative industries."
In her debut January column Nez reflects on the tumultuous world events of 2016 and their implications for the fashion industry, both globally and regionally. Plus, she makes some trend predictions for 2017; ‘meaningful luxury’ is, she thinks, set to be big.
"I am thrilled to be contributing a monthly column to Harper's Bazaar Arabia that will provide an insider's opinion on the business of fashion within the Middle East and beyond” said Nez, “Given my Arabic heritage and global experience, and more recently regional expertise in the industry I will be aiming to help inform and shape conversations on important topics and developments in fashion."
"I will be aiming to help inform and shape conversations on important topics and developments in fashion"
In December, Nez was a keynote speaker at the Women on the Front Lines Conference hosted by the May Chidiac Foundation in Amman, Jordan, an “inspirational” event, an opening address by Her Majesty Queen Rania Abdallah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Queen Rania With Other Distinguished Guests At The Women On The Front Lines Conference
There she spoke about her heritage, understanding of the power of the media, the importance of saying yes to every challenge and opportunity, and using emotional intelligence in business.
“I was impressed by all the incredibly educated and articulate Jordanian women I met” says Nez, “I came away thinking that the world is a big place with so much opportunity and offering so much more potential to grow as a person and professionally.”
Read Nez Gebreel On Fashion's Frontline In January's Harper's Bazaar Arabia