The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has revealed a special collaboration with Italian fashion house Dolce&Gabbana which will celebrate and nurture the talents of emerging Emirati fashion designers.
The ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Award will recognise talented University graduates, offering them the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to develop and realise their finished products through a trained internship in Italy before being showcased to the public next year during Abu Dhabi Festival 2024.
Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of the Abu Dhabi Festival, commented on the announcement: “Together with Dolce&Gabbana, we witness another milestone in both our efforts to drive innovation and creation, advance progressive thinking, and empower the youth. Both ADMAF and Dolce&Gabbana believe in the strong will for evolution—the will to create impact and inspire this generation and many more to come with knowledge, enlightenment, and creative ambition.
This new award will provide our nation’s youth with the invaluable opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship of couture and design, enhance their skills, realise their dreams and present their creative talent not only in Abu Dhabi but in the international arena.”
Dolce&Gabbana designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have always been proud to support up-and-coming designers as well as help to highlight the importance of sustaining traditional craftsmanship, something that is particularly important to their own brand.
They have previously dedicated spaces in their boutiques to young designers, as well as supporting the creation of collections by emerging fashion talents Sohee Park, Matty Bovan and Tomo Koizumi in the last years, giving them the opportunity to present their work during Milan Fashion Week.
This new project which is now open to nominations from Emirati designers will help aspiring talents to further their careers and build a brand that can have to potential to achieve great things both in the UAE and further afield.
For more information, please visit the ADMAF website at: www.admaf.org