Cultural foundation calls on novice fashion designers

| 04/07/2011

(CNS): With the start of Cayman’s own couture season the Cayman National Cultural Foundaiton is calling on would be fashion designers to sign up for its Fashion Designer Workshop this month. The week long fashion class will be taught by Cayman’s own Fashion Institute of Technology trained designer, Kidan Brooks, who will introduce participants to the elements of fashion design including inspiration, research, developing ideas and portfolio presentation, computer aided design,  marketing and collection structure. The workshop is designed for all legal residents of the Cayman Islands, 16 years of age and older, with creative flair, a passion for fashion and the ability to express ideas visually.

The workshop cost $200 which includes the training and the chance to have their designs showcased at the exclusive Fresh Launch Party later in the year and on the catwalk at the FRESH Cayman Couture fashion show next year. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and the workshop is a prerequisite for any designer hoping to show their collection at the April fashion event.

The CNCF did say the requirement to attend the workshop may be waived, in rare instances, depending on the designer’s portfolio. To be considered for the waiver, the designer must submit their portfolio to the CNCF Office by the 16 July or, electronically to  In the event that the waiver is granted, the designer will still be required to pay the fees and fill out the Application Form and the Agreement Form.

The workshop runs from Monday 18 to Friday  22 July from 7 – 9 pm and then on Saturday 23 July from 10am – 12 noon and  1 – 3 pm. An all-inclusive application fee of CI$200 is payable on Monday, 18 July at the start of the workshop.

For further information, kindly contact Virginia Foster, the Administrative Assistant, at
947-5477 or at


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  1. Anonymous says:

    CNCF continues to do an amazing job in creating and promoting things to empower Caymanians.