Pearson team wins fashion design contest
Dubai, December 24, 2013
Pearson’s Centre of Executive Education (CEE) said its fashion department won the Bur Juman’s ‘Fashion Expose’ competition held in Dubai recently.
The team received Dh20,000 ($5,444) and other prizes from sponsors, while their winning pieces will be showcased in the Saks Fifth Avenue Bur Juman store, said Pearson in a statement.
Leading fashion colleges and universities took part in the contest which offers up-and-coming designers the opportunity to showcase their talent to local and international fashion houses and buyers, it stated.
The contestants were judged on the creativity, innovation and adherence to the theme, which was ‘Decades of Fashion – 1950s to the Present.’
The Pearson Edexcel Professional Programme in Fashion Design being undertaken by the winning team at CEE is a practical-focussed qualification that can lead to university entry and membership of the UK’s Chartered Society of Designers, said the statement.
The programme has been designed to develop a breadth of understanding of the fashion industry and to provide a broad foundation for students from which they can determine which branch of the industry their personal talents are most suited.
Mark Andrews, regional director of Pearson International Qualifications, pointed out that encouraging local talent through competitions such as Fashion Expose will help meet increasing demand across the region for well-trained fashion graduates.
“As the fashion industry grows in Dubai and across the region it is important that educational institutions are providing qualifications that give graduates the skills necessary to succeed in this burgeoning industry,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service