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, accessories and homeware of the selected designers.

Eligibility criteria:


  • in5/DDFC member: This showcasing opportunity is only offered for in5/DDFC members – emerging and established designers
  • Category: Womenswear, accessory (jewelry, handbag, shoes, hats) and homeware designers, and collections may be sold at The Collector
  • Only designers who are not currently sold at Robinsons may apply for 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


  • Selected Designers will be required to send the below documents to register as a vendor:
    • Trade License
    • Vendor cancelled cheque with bank Details on Vendor Letter Head or Certified by Vendor Bank duly stamped and signed
    • Valid tax card copy
    • VAT registration certificate
    • Sample tax invoice copy
  • 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 September 16th – Fashion Edition
  2. February to April 2019 – Application deadline December 31st  – Homeware Edition
  3. May to July 2019 – Application deadline March 20th – Kaftan & Abaya Edition
  4. August to October 2019 – Application deadline June 20th  – RTW, Jewellery & Accessories Edition

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