A unique space dedicated exclusively to emerging designers.


THE COLLECTOR platform in partnership with Robinsons, is located on the first floor and covers 14 square meters, presents collections of emerging designers.

Quarterly the collections will change showcasing women’s ready to wear fashion collections and accessories of the selected designers.

Eligibility criteria:


  • in5/DDFC member: This showcasing opportunity is only offered for in5/DDFC members – emerging and established designers
  • Category: Only womenswear and accessory (jewelry, handbag, shoes, hats) designers and collections may be sold at The Collector
  • Registered Business: Trade License
  • UAE Tax Registration Number (TRN) or Letter from TAX Authority if not eligible for Tax.

Selection Process and Criteria


Shortlisted designers will present their collection to a selection committee comprising of representatives from Robinsons and DDFC

The committee will select the final participating designers using the below selection criteria:

  • Collection
  • Design
  • Quality
  • Range
  • Brand
  • Identity

Terms and Conditions


  • Designers may only be selected to take part in The Collector once.
  • Details of 3 month consignment agreement will be shared with selected designer.
  • The collection must be sold exclusively in Dubai at Robinsons Department Store.



The Collector takes place quarterly:

  1. November 2018 to January 2019 – Application deadline Sept 16th 2018
  2. February to April 2019 – Application deadline – TBC
  3. May to July 2019 – Application deadline – TBC
  4. August to October 2018 – Application deadline – TBC

How to Apply


To be considered to showcase at The Collector, designers must submit the following documents to by the application deadline for each cycle

  • Application form filled and signed by applicant designer
  • PDF file (up to 10 mb file size) with image, description, retail price and available quantities of proposed collection/products
  • Trade License
  • UAE Tax Registration Number (TRN) or Letter from TAX Authority if not eligible for Tax


To apply, please download the application form here