The Dolce&Gabbana x Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) Design Award 2023 is now open for competition entries.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show in Puglia, July 2023
According to the programme organisers, the award has been set up to “empower UAE’s emerging talents, including current and recent university graduates, to unleash their creative potential and showcase their exceptional skills in the fields of couture, jewellery, and fragrance design on a global stage”.
All aspiring Emirati designers with a passion for creativity and innovation are encouraged to apply.
There are three categories for applicants:
Entries for this should combine traditional Emirati culture with avant-garde designs, drawing inspiration from Abu Dhabi’s rich history and vibrant arts scene.
This category celebrates the fusion of Emirati influences with Dolce & Gabbana’s innovative designs, using techniques and semi-precious stones.
For this category, entries should be Craft scents inspired by Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage and Dolce&Gabbana’s iconic themes.
The finalists in each category will have the chance to collaborate with Dolce & Gabbana to bring their designs to life.
Their work will also be showcased at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Festival, gaining global recognition and there will be an internship opportunity at Dolce&Gabbana’s Italian headquarters, guided by industry experts.
“ADMAF and Dolce&Gabbana aim to create a lasting impact on the fashion industry in the region by bridging the gap between tradition and innovation. This competition is a platform for celebrating Abu Dhabi’s cultural diversity and contributing to the global conversation on fashion, music, and arts,” a spokesperson for the competition said.