The Emerging Designer Development Program and the resulting showcase is the engine that supplies designers for the fashion design industry. This has been the key focus of CFW since inception and the result of this focus has seen the emergence of many designers that we see today.

The latest addition to the development program is a new mentorship format which is created to lead high potential emerging designers. The mentorship panel consists of Upeksha Hager, Kanchana Thalpawila, and Darshi Keerthisena, who will have scheduled mentoring sessions with the emerging designers. These senior designers together with CFW, will lead the mentorship program as it is critical that they guide, mentor and add value to the emerging designers’ collections and brands.


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