1st Annual Project Fundway
On December 3, 2009, The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 1st annual Project FUNDWay Fashion Design Competition at McKinley Technical High School in Northeast, Washington DC. The three finalists, Michael Edwards, Samuel Mintah and Adegbemisola Ademisoye will compete for the top prize of a $5,000 scholarship to fashion design school. The local DC youth designers were chosen based on design construction, individuality and quality.
The winning designer will receive $5000 towards college expenses, be featured or recognized in special ad pages in a local magazine(s), internship with reputable DC based design group with portfolio consultation, fashion editorial with featured placement in magazine(s), complimentary sketch 101 course, and a membership to the GWFCC.
DC Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr, Ward 5 will chair the event as well as judge and guest model. Councilmember Michael Brown, At-Large will guest model along with professional and student models. Judges consists of a panel of experts representing a range of fashion industry professionals including designers Tashia Senn, Evelyn Brooks Designs and hosted by Kwab Amsoah of Kustom Looks Clothier.
The judges that made the decision about the finalist were Linda Lee, fashion professor of Virginia Common Wealth University, Kwab Amsoah of Kustom Looks Clothier, Beverly Johnson of Duke Ellington High School and Maurisa Potts, GWFCC Member Representative
Project Fundway is being supported by DC City Council and funded by the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the District of Columbia Government.