Fashion platform FDC offers multicultural designers opportunity to shine

The Fashion Designers’ and Craft maker’ Young Designer Awards invites young fashion designers from all over the UK who have excelled creatively and have the potential to be the next big stars of the international fashion stage, to compete for the coveted and very special title of Fashion Designers and Craft makers Young Designer of the Year. The theme of the award  for London based designer is The Great Gatsby and the theme for all other young designers living in other parts of the UK is ‘Fashion Meets Art’ we are looking for the new design geniuses that can produce one innovative, creative, cutting edge or couture garment.

The Young Designer Award rewards exceptional design talent, and identifies those who have the potential to break through the boundaries of creativity and become fashion leaders of the future. The awards is designed to raise awareness of multi-cultural cutting edge UK fashion designers, and is open to young people ages 16-25 years that who have a passion for fashion, and who have an ability to do intensive research and have a natural enthusiasm for the subject. Winners will be put forward for selection to showcase in the FDC Collections Showcase in New York or Vancouver Fashion We are also inviting fashion designers between 21-29 years to take part in the Radical Designer Award; this award is aimed at emerging designers who have a fashion label.

Young Designers have to produce one innovative couture garment, it mush be inspired by the brief, however, must be fresh and creative and encompass technical design skills; Radical designers have to produce a mini collection the winners will be awarded the title of Designer of the year and given the opportunity to début

Photo: Katherine Angelique

Photo: Katherine Angelique

a collection in Vancouver Fashion Week, to an audience of international fashion journalists, photographers and buyers. The FDC Young Designer Awards aims to nurture raw talent, and encourage outstanding young people to follow their dreams by offering the chance of a successful place in the fashion world.

The Awards was founded by London based Knitwear Designer, Joanna Marcella whose aim is to increase the number and visibility of young and exceptionally gifted multi-cultural designers; the awards, encourages designers to reach their true potential and become as high profile as, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen or Vivienne Westwood.

Joanna says, There are some extremely talented young people in our community, who deserve this great opportunity. The Young Designer Award offers award winners a chance to show collection in New York City as well as the opportunity showcase in Vancouver Canada. We are confident our young designers can rise to the challenge and produce the most flamboyant garments”.

Photo: Katherine Angelique

Photo: Katherine Angelique

This platform was founded to nurture raw talent, and encourage outstanding young people to follow their dreams. Joanna continues “This fashion design awards has given several Young British Designers who are still studying for their fashion degrees, an opportunity to showcase in New York Fashion Week, Maryland Fashion Week, Fashion Designers Expo Florida, Caribbean Fashion Week and Caribbean Fashion Week.

There are still a few places left for designers who wish to enter the awards, application forms can be requested from email:


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