Fashion Designers’ & Craft Makers’ Network held the annual, innovative 2008 Young Designer Awards and Gala Showcase at the Novotel London Hotel St. Pancras 100 Euston Road London NW1. The press, friends and families gathered together for what was an impressive and exciting award ceremony. The awards was established by knitwear designer Joanna Marcella with the aim to help raise profile of exceptionally gifted avant-garde young designers from multicultural backgrounds aged between 15 – 25 years.
Winners in the different categories were:
Young Designer Award category
Catherine Mc Aleer aged 19
Avant-Garde Award 21 – 25 category
Flett Bertram aged 21
Award winners will be given an opportunity to participate on a year long UK tour and showcase, which is a new exposure and awareness initiative. They will also receive mentoring and support accessing resources, such as, public relations, marketing, advice and general support, as they launch and build their fashion businesses.