Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Fashion student Gilroy earns 'Technical Quality Award'
Fashion student Gilroy earns 'Technical Quality Award'
15
Feb '12
Centre for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce that Fashion Design and Merchandising student, Mitchell Gilroy, was named in the Top 5 at Canada's Breakthrough Designers competition held February 9 at Montréal Fashion Week.

The 20-year-old - who grew up in Nova Scotia's Musquodoboit Valley - was awarded the $2,000 Technical Quality Award for his versatile garment. “My piece is transformable”, he says. “It can be worn as a jacket, a dress, or 30 other ways.”

Gilroy – who was the only student from Atlantic Canada chosen to compete as a finalist - is in his second year of the Fashion Design & Merchandising program at the Centre for Arts and Technology. More than 500 participants submitted sketches of their garment design for this year's theme: Rouge + Red. A panel of five acclaimed fashion designers selected the 25 finalists in November. “We want our finalists to be right at the heart of the action, and that they remember what they learned during this experience for the rest of their promising career”, says Télio's André Télio.

Halifax Fashion Design & Merchandising Department Head Michelle Kulyk watched proudly on as Mitchell's garment made its runway debut. “We're so proud of Mitchell – he's come so far. From starting the program with no prior sewing experience, to 14 months later winning the technical merit award is amazing, we're thrilled. We really focus on the technical aspect of fashion design.” Michelle herself has also seen the great support Télio has provided for designers in Canada. “For decades, Télio has been a phenomenal support to Canadian designers. It's inspiring to see what they are doing every year to grow the industry. This competition is a fantastic opportunity they provide for fashion students across the country.”

The Fashion Design & Merchandising program - offered at the Centre for Arts and Technology's Halifax, NS and Kelowna campuses - focuses on garment design for the commercial fashion industry and includes extensive study in business, finance, merchandising, and retail.

The Centre for Arts and Technology is a digital media based post-secondary institute with three campuses in Fredericton, Halifax, and Kelowna. The Centre's certificate and diploma programs offer preparation for careers in Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering, Digital Photography, Event and Promotions Management, Graphic and Digital Media Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Network Security, and other emerging entertainment industry and information technology careers.

Centre for Arts and Technology


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Amazon

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2018

Consumers in Turkey get access to Amazon

Amazon has launched in Turkey giving customers in the country...

Value in omni-channel retail with Flipkart buying: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2018

Value in omni-channel retail with Flipkart buying: Walmart

With the acquisition of Flipkart, Walmart sees great value in...

E-com to result in common SE Asian consumer market: BCG

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2018

E-com to result in common SE Asian consumer market: BCG

The rapid spread of e-commerce and digital technologies is binding...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar, Max Fashion India

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Rahul Bhadani, Looksgud

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Subhashini Srinivasan, The S Studio

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Ashish M Amin,

Ashish M Amin

Premier Looms is a leading provider of cutting-edge machinery and...

Tom Adeyoola,

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Suresh P Bagrecha,

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Mary-Cathryn Kolb, Brrr°

Mary-Cathryn Kolb
Brrr°

Atlanta-based private start-up Brrr° was founded in 2014 to develop...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant &amp; Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search