The ADMAF Design awards launch this in the hope to empower young designers from the UAE, by providing training and guidance to enhance their contribution to cultural industries.
They will be held in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana this year, and the initiative will allow for some pretty cool opportunities for career advancement, creative exploration, and the infusion of diverse perspectives and cultural influences.
The new awards will provide the youth of the UAE with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about couture and design craftsmanship, enhance their skills, achieve their goals, and showcase their creative genius not just in Abu Dhabi, but on a global scale in the area of fashion, jewellery, and fragrance.
You can showcase your creativity through five unique themes, flowers, lace, patchwork, hand painted, and embroidery, with one abaya design becoming a finalist. The chosen five abayas will be part of a special capsule collection by Dolce&Gabbana, blending tradition and innovation for a remarkable fashion experience.
Get the opportunity to create unique Dolce&Gabbana jewellery pieces. The art of Micromosaics for necklaces and earrings, as well as the theme of Pearls for bracelets and earrings will be explored. Additionally, a demonstration of craftsmanship by designing Watermark/Filigree wedding rings for both him and her.
Develop a fragrance inspired by the five Dolce&Gabbana Casa themes. From bold Zebra and Leopard prints to vibrant Carretto Siciliano and Blu Mediterraneo prints, as well as a luxurious and opulent fragrance with Gold. The fragrance will be a testament to your creativity and skill, with the chance for it to celebrated as a masterpiece in the world of scents.
The prizes are pretty exciting too:
13 Finalists (5 Fashion, 5 Fragrance, 3 Jewellery) will be invited to present their work at the annual Abu Dhabi Festival.
A winner from each category will be awarded a 6-month paid internship program (Economy tickets, accommodation, allowance of 600 Euros per month) at Dolce&Gabbana in Milan or Legnano (Italy) in their respective fields. The internship program dates will be determined by Dolce&Gabbana's scheduling requirements.
For more information on the rules and how to apply, head here