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ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024

ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024

To foster the next generation of design innovators, the winners of this exclusive award will gain access to a coveted internship at Dolce&Gabbana’s Italian headquarters, propelling their careers forward.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation (ADMAF) and the renowned luxury fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana have proudly announced the winners of the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024. This prestigious accolade stands as a testament to the creative brilliance of emerging talents, while simultaneously honoring their cultural heritage through innovative design.

The Winners: Champions of Creativity

Sarah AlMansoori emerges victorious in the jewelry creations category, showcasing unparalleled skill and artistry. Meanwhile, Azza Al Tawila secures the coveted spot in the fashion category, demonstrating exceptional talent and creativity. Both winners are set to embark on an extraordinary journey, as they refine their craft through an immersive six-month paid internship program at Dolce&Gabbana’s headquarters in Milan, Italy. This unparalleled opportunity will allow them to hone their skills under the guidance of industry experts, further elevating their artistic prowess.

Fusion of Tradition and Innovation

The final products crafted by Sarah AlMansoori and Azza Al Tawila will be prominently featured at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Festival 2025. This platform will showcase the seamless fusion of tradition and innovation, highlighting the unparalleled artistry of Emirati designers on a global stage. Through their visionary creations, these talented individuals will continue to push boundaries and inspire future generations of creatives.

Commendation from Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis Kanoo

Her Excellency Huda Alkhamis Kanoo, the esteemed Founder of ADMAF, expressed her profound admiration for the exceptional creativity displayed by the six finalists of the Dolce&Gabbana x ADMAF Design Awards. She emphasized the shared commitment of ADMAF and Dolce&Gabbana to nurture the talent of Emirati youth and foster the growth of cultural and creative industries within the UAE.

Strengthening Collaboration and Fostering Growth

The Design Award’s second edition encompasses categories in fashion design and creative jewelry, providing a platform for students from higher education institutions to showcase their talents on both local and international stages. This initiative underscores the commitment to strengthening collaboration between the UAE and Italy within the cultural and creative industries sector.

Congratulations to the Winners

Her Excellency extends her heartfelt congratulations to both Azza Al Tawila and Sarah AlMansoori for their remarkable achievements. Their journey to refine their professional paths under the mentorship of industry leaders in design, fashion, and perfumery marks a significant milestone in their careers. As they undergo internal training at the headquarters of Dolce&Gabbana in Italy, they will have the opportunity to showcase their exceptional designs to the public during the Abu Dhabi Festival 2025.

Distinguished Jury Panel

The winners and finalists were selected by a distinguished jury panel comprising international luminaries and prominent figures from the world of fashion and design. Notable members include representatives from Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda, Asma Al Fahim – Chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, Roberto La Lacona – Director of Marangoni Institute UAE, along with renowned Emirati artists Azza al Qubaisi, Ahmad Al Areef Al Dhaheri, and Sultan al Darmaki. Their expertise and discernment ensured the recognition of exceptional talent and creativity.

In conclusion, the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024 celebrates the convergence of creativity, culture, and innovation. Through this prestigious platform, emerging talents like Sarah AlMansoori and Azza Al Tawila are empowered to showcase their artistic brilliance on a global stage, fostering collaboration and inspiring future generations of creatives.

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