Gavin Douglas to present CFW Young Designer Award

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Birmingham Museum of Arts in Gavin Douglas' latest campaign. Both Gavin and Nell
will be at CFW2011, June 8-13. At CFW 2011, Gavin Douglas will make a
presentation for the 'CFW Gavin Douglas Young Designer' Award. - Contributed
Vogue designer Gavin Douglas will be the judge at the Caribbean Fashion-week
(CFW) Young Designer Award for 2011 at Caribbean Fashionweek in June.
Himself the winner of Britain's Prince's Trust Young Designer Award, Europe's
Fashion Fringe Award, The Avant Garde Designer of the Year Award, as well as the
Smirnoff Originator Award and the CFW Master Designer designation, Douglas has
been a key young talent on the runways of Paris, London and Milan in recent
Interestingly, he first showed a collection at Caribbean Fashionweek in the
mid-2000s and continues to be inspired by the Caribbean. He has decided to give
back to the region through the CFW Young Designer project, selecting a fresh new
talent every year for mentorship and development.
The award is open to designers across the wider Caribbean.
A release from Pulse Inter-national, organisers of Caribbean Fashionweek, said
the organisation was "pleased to facilitate this initiative at CFW and believes
it has the potential to play a key role in talent discovery and development".
Young designers between the ages of 18 and 28 years are encouraged to submit
sketches of their designs to
Designers should have been designing for five years or less and should be able
to produce two to three looks from their sketches. The competition is now open
and the deadline for submission of sketches is June 3, 2011.
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