DCN launches Fashion Star

Dubai Channels Network (DCN), a division of Dubai Media Incorporated, has launched new reality TV show Fashion Star, a program dedicated to showcasing Arabic talent in the field of fashion design. The show will feature fashion icons including Reem Acra, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Remzi Tabiat and TV presenter Leila bin Khalifa, and will begin airing on Dubai One and First Dubai from Wednesday, February 3, 2016. A group of 12 fashion designers will compete on the show for a grand prize of AED500,000 and the opportunity to showcase their collection on Namshi.com.
“Given the large-scale logistical and production challenges involved, Dubai Channels Network will closely monitor the operations of the company producing the program,” says Sarah Jarman, Director of Dubai One channel. “This is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for established designers from various Arab countries to receive advice and guidance from international Designer Reem, alongside an outstanding team of mentors.”
Fashion Designer Reem Acra adds “I hope the show receives public attention and that our young contestants grow a wide fan-base. Based on the new ideas and contemporary designs the program has in store, as well as the submissions of our ambitious designers, I am optimistic that the show has great things in store.”