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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fashion's Freshest Face, Kanyinsola Onalaja Wins The YDA Designer Of The Year Award

Written By: Staff Writer—This year, young aspiring designer Kanyinsola Onalaja was awarded the Young Designer the Year Award at the Young Designers Awards. The awards were established by knitwear designer Joanna Marcella with the goal of giving gifted avant-garde young designers from multicultural backgrounds between the ages of 13 and 25 exposure. According to the YDA, "Award winners will receive mentoring and support accessing resources, such as, public relations, marketing, advice and general business support, as they choose their next step into the fashion industry, launch and build their new fashion companies. They will be given an opportunity to participate on a year long UK tour and showcase, which is a new exposure and awareness initiative, launched in line with our vision."

Learn more about designer of the year winner Kanyinsola, and this years other winners by visiting

(Photo Credits: Provided Courtesy Of Joanna Marcella For YDA)