Grand Gala goes avant-garde

Grand Gala goes avant-garde

Young fashion designers from across the island are being encouraged to submit their larger-than-life designs to be a part of the high-fashion show segment happening during Jamaica 54 Grand Gala at the National Stadium on Independence Day, August 6. The Festival Fashion Runway will allow selected designers the opportunity to grab the attention of an audience of over 30 000 stadium attendees plus millions of television and online viewers with their original designs.

Interested designers should be between 16 and 30 years old and their avant-garde designs should be adventurous, visually exciting and Make a bold statement while utilizing the 2016 Festival Fashion Theme “Wear it Gold and Stripe it Bold.”

According to Director of Marketing & Public Relations at the JCDC, Stephen Davidson, “We are looking for high fashion from fresh minds. The JCDC is a trusted source in judging Jamaican talent, so only the loudest, most out-there and patriotic designs will be gracing the Grand Gala Runway” He said, adding “We expect these designs to blow the audience away!”

Davidson further stated that designers are expected to fund, design and produce their own outfits and that the best design will receive a prize.

Persons interested in participating in the Grand Gala Avant-Garde Fashion Show should send an email confirming their interest and participation to by Friday, July 15, 2016.

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