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Hia Hub Unveils 2023 Line-up

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

In partnership with Fashion Futures, the Saudi Fashion Commission's annual event, Hia Hub, has announced an exceptional lineup of regional and global fashion leaders, celebrities, artists and brands at the region's most prominent fashion and lifestyle conference.

Hia Hub Unveils 2023 Line-up

From 3-7 November 2023 in Riyadh's JAX District, headliners such as Fashion Icon and Supermodel Kate Moss, Actress Nadine Njeim, the Co-Creative Directors from Oscar de La Renta, Digital Entrepreneur and Luxury Consultant Nojoud Al Rumaihi, and Artist Future Bedouin will take the stage to highlight the latest trends and perspectives in fashion, beauty, art, design and luxury, promising to be an inspiring event for industry professionals and attendees alike.

Tickets are now available for purchase here. This year, Hia Hub and Fashion Futures have introduced a range of tailored ticketing options, including separate passes for 1-day 5-day, masterclasses, and workshops and seminars. A limited number of all-access VIP tickets will provide guests with exclusive backstage access and priority admission to all masterclasses.

Hia Hub has joined forces with Fashion Futures, one of Saudi Arabia's leading fashion platforms, to curate a dynamic programme of insightful discussions, seminars, masterclasses, workshops, interactive exhibitions and live performances.

Over five days, Hia Hub will explore the transformation taking place in the international fashion, beauty and creative industries with global icons and brands, such as YSL Beauty; Jimmy Choo; Hindash, Celebrity Makeup Artist; Yoon Ahn, Creative Director for Ambush and Dior Homme Jewellery, and Global Women's Curator for Nike; Karla Welch, Celebrity Stylist and Creative Director; Dexter Navy, Filmmaker and Photographer; Elizabeth von der Goltz, CEO of Browns and Chief Fashion and Merchandising Officer at FARFETCH; and Johan Lindeberg, Founder of J. Lindeberg and JAY3LLE.

The programme will also explore the trends driving the fast-growing local and regional fashion and design industries with the top entrepreneurs, designers and personalities, including Designer Andrea Wazen, Fashion Director Jeff Aoun, CEO and Founder of Yataghan Jewellery Sarah Abudawood, and Actress Stephanie Atala.

Hia Hub is also focused on inspiring the next generation of fashion entrepreneurs and creatives by providing a platform to learn and interact with leading global fashion and design institutions.

The conference will feature masterclasses and talks with Dr Leyla Neri, Head of the Master of Arts Programs at the French Institute of Fashion, Paris; Dr Andrée-Anne Lemieux, Head of IFM-Kering Research and Chair on Sustainability at IMF & Kering; Adrien Roberts, International Director of Education Accademia Costume & Moda, GFF Trustee, GFWi Chairperson; Flavia Collatina, Senior Leather Goods Designer, Accademia Costume & Moda; Sonia Veroni, CEO Modateca Deanna and Director CKD Master; and Ozlem Cakir, Professional Image and Communication Consultant.

Burak Çakmak, CEO of the Fashion Commission, said: “The Fashion Commission is proud to partner with Hia Hub on this year’s Fashion Futures event. Together, we are bringing leading academics and experts from regional and global fashion institutions to foster insightful conversations on how the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative talents can chart a new path, owning their stories and fusing purpose with creativity. At Fashion Futures, our core mission is to educate, facilitate discussions, foster global exchange and create opportunities in our industry. Hia Hub is the perfect platform to do just that.”

Mai Badr, Editor-In-Chief of Hia Magazine, said: “Hia Hub is an amazing opportunity to bring our industry together. Now in our 31st year, Hia Magazine has continually developed new ways to engage and interact with our audience. From regional and global fashion icons and visionaries to the top influencers and leading brands, Hia Hub is a chance to connect with industry leaders and exchange ideas on how to foster the industry’s growth for the better. Fashion profoundly influences every aspect of our lives – art, lifestyle, culture, identity, personal expression, and history. This year, Hia Hub will explore these different and important areas and showcase the power of fashion.”

Mike Fairburn, Managing Director of SRMGx, said: “This year, we have an exciting and dynamic programme bigger and bolder than previous years. Hia Hub will explore the latest trends and topics, connecting fans with our industry’s leaders who are redefining fashion and beauty. We are excited to introduce the new shopping hub, the Billboard Arabia live music stage, pop-up art installations, immersive luxury brand experiences, and a whole host of dining and lounge spaces for people to relax and enjoy the evenings. We have introduced a simplified range of ticket options, as Hia Hub is a conference for everyone. So, whether you’re interested in mastering the art of influence with leading digital entrepreneur and luxury consultant Nojoud Al Rumaihi, learning about the latest techniques and trends from Celebrity Makeup Artist Hindash, or looking to spend an evening with friends exploring our many experiences, Hia Hub will truly have something for everyone.”

Since launching in 2021, Hia Hub has become a flagship conference in the region. This year, Hia Hub is back for its third edition with an even more extensive programme, focusing on paying tribute to the contributions the Arab community has made to the world of fashion, art and design.

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