World-renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani has selected the French Fashion University Esmod in Dubai as partner for an upcoming fashion show that will mark the opening of the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010.

Photo by Imre Solt
Photo by Imre Solt

The Italian designer will be mentoring 25 students from Esmod who will dress the participating catwalk models with Armani creations.

Armani chose the French Fashion University Esmod Dubai for its regional and global reputation, exceptional commitment to fashion, the high quality of the works of its students, and the overall dynamism of the region’s fashion scene. On top of that, trust has been a major factor that influenced Armani’s decision to choose Esmod Dubai as it takes a great deal of responsibility, professionalism and accuracy to perform this kind of task in such a high profile event. Since its 2006 launch in Dubai Academic City the institution has lived up to its status as the only French fashion university fully dedicated to professional fashion education in the Middle East.

“The University and its students are delighted to collaborate with one of the world’s top fashion designers on such an important fashion show. This very memorable partnership supports our focus on creating development programs that expose our students to local and international opportunities. We are proud to work closely with Armani,” said Tamara Hostal, Founder and Director, French Fashion University Esmod Dubai.

Armani Hotel Dubai is the first of a series of hotels to be developed by Armani Hotels and Resorts. Giorgio Armani will personally design the content, design and style of the new hospitality facility. Armani is the head of Giorgio Armani S.p.A., one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle design houses. The company manages 5,000 employees, 13 factories, and a direct network of 500 exclusive retail stores in 46 countries worldwide.

French Fashion University Esmod in Dubai is one of 21 fashion schools under the umbrella of Esmod International Fashion University Group, the world’s first and oldest fashion design school. Esmod Dubai offers a 3-year diploma program equivalent to a BA degree, publicly-accessible short programs and customized short courses in make-up and fashion.