Gavin Douglas lives his dream: Fashion designer quickly rises up the ranks in UK fashion industry
Garfene Grandison, Gleaner Writer
While attending high school, Gavin Douglas reaised he had a penchant for
The British-Jamaican is now internationally recognised as an innovative fashion designer. His many accolades include, The Avant-Garde Designer of the Year (2004), The Fashion Fringe Award (2006), Smirnoff Originator Award (2007) and the Caribbean Master Designer Award (2008).
His fashion label is an elite ladies-wear label that has garnered amazing
March 2008 was a big year for Douglas. That year, he was listed as one of the 50 most influential black role models in the United Kingdom by Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The cutting-edge fashion designer was also included in the book, 100 New Fashion Designers by Hywel Davies,
The exhibition, which featured signature archive pieces from
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The fashion mogul also recently delivered a presentation in Jamaica that was aimed at young designers. The workshop, reflecting on
Douglas' garments have been described as "luxurious, high-glamour aesthetics fused with feminine shapes and sophistication". Though the contemporary women's-wear designer revealed no immediate plans to venture into men's wear, he did unveil that he has several exciting new projects that will be revealed over the summer. Gavin Douglas will this year be seen on Caribbean Fashionweek.
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