Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Winners of the SYDA announced

Winners of the SYDA announced

28
Apr '08
SYDA Winners
Three winners of the ninth Swarovski Young Designers Awards were declared last night on the final day of The Bride Show Dubai, for the student, amateur and innovation categories.

Helen O'Connor walked away with first place in the amateur category for her wedding dress featuring broad crystal encrusted shoulders with unique decorative branches. Helen, a South African who lives in Dubai, beat off the competition from nine other contestants, all of whom reside in the UAE, but hail from around the world, from Sudan to Sri Lanka.

The student finalists waited in anticipation as Ayesha Chaudhary was called to the front for her cream backless gown, with translucent gauze covering the midriff. Studying at the Centre for Executive Education (CEE), Ayesha was shortlisted from 10 finalists from five fashion institutes in Dubai.

Finally, Joseph Lalongisip from the Philippines took to the stage at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre when he was announced the winner in the innovation category, judged solely from all contestants' innovative use of Swarovski crystals. His intricately made wedding dress featured over 1,000 Swarovski crystals and included a chiffon parasol as a modern day veil.

“This is overwhelming, I still can't believe it,” said Joseph after he received the award, which includes a year long internship at Swarovski Middle East. “I came to Dubai to pursue my dream, and winning here at The Bride Show Dubai is my big chance to become a fashion designer.”


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 4th Aug 2020

EVFTA fabric origin rule a challenge for Vietnamese firms

Despite the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), ...

Pic: Tailored Brands

Retail | On 4th Aug 2020

Tailored Brands files voluntary bankruptcy petitions

US retail holding firm Tailored Brands and certain of its...

Pic: Chico's FAS

Apparel/Garments | On 4th Aug 2020

Chico's FAS Canada files for bankruptcy, to close stores

Chico's FAS Canada, a subsidiary of US women's clothing and...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Union budget 2018-19 will have positive impact on apparel industry

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Defining MSMEs on the basis of turnover makes it simpler to do business

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek, Kannbar

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek
Kannbar

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Nuria Estape,

Nuria Estape

Archroma is a global colour and specialty chemicals company headquartered...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries is into manufacturing of textile process house machines, ...

Wolfgang Muller,

Wolfgang Muller

Mayer & Cie is a leading global manufacturer of circular knitting...

Daniel Kaye, RocketLife

Daniel Kaye
RocketLife

<div>RocketLife, an award-winning developer of breakthrough visual...

Daniel Odermatt, Ventile

Daniel Odermatt
Ventile

Ventile is a registered trademark used to brand a special high-quality...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

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


July 2020

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


Advanced Search