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High School student, A’Kai Littlejohn will be flying to Beverly Hills this week to receive the Cine’moi Network’s CineFashion Film “2019 Emerging Fashion Designer Award.” This event will be televised on December 9th internationally to 50 million viewers on this network which is available on several carriers; so check your local listings. A’Kai will be presenting his Spring/Summer 2020 Collection to the international fashion and film community live on television.
A press release by the said the following:
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 6, 2019,/ -- The Ciné Fashion Film Awards is excited to announce today that A’Kai Littlejohn, the breakout star of Project Runway Junior, will be receiving the Emerging Designer Award at this year’s ceremony. A’Kai is the youngest fashion designer who recently debuted his first solo collection at New York Fashion Week at age 16 with rave reviews. A’Kai is the youngest contestant in history of Project Runway to appear on the show at the age of 13. Since Project Runway he has launched 3 collections and is unstoppable.
“I am truly honored and beyond grateful that I have been selected as a nominee out of the hundreds of amazing designers for the 2019 Ciné Fashion Film Emerging Designer Award. This means so much to me. Especially with the collection, I will be showing, my largest collection to date. I really experimented and went outside of my comfort zone while creating this collection. Therefore, having this collection recognized is extremely sensational for me. Thank you Cinémoi,” said A’Kai.
Daphna Ziman, president of Cinémoi said “A’Kai is our hope for the future. In him, we see the essence of elegance that is timeless and enticing. Out of hundreds of amazing designers we chose A’Kai because of his great talent, but also because of his kindness and grace with which A’Kai welcomes fashion lovers into a magnificent world of art and design.”
About Cinémoi:
Cinémoi is fast-becoming a leader in the film, fashion, and luxury lifestyle industry, delivering exquisite innovative television network content dedicated to curated programming. Including both modern and classic films, fashion films, fashion weeks around the globe, popular talk shows, film festivals, and international lifestyles.
A’Kai Littlejohn recently debuted his solo New York Fashion Week Show on Saturday, September 7th at the Hotel 50 Bowery in New York City. A’Kai Littlejohn knew from a very young age that he had a passion for designing women’s fashion. This passion took him all the way to New York Fashion Week.
A’Kai is a luxury women’s wear designer. As a toddler, A’Kai displayed a confident love for design and women’s fashion. His interest was ever prevalent on a daily basis. A’Kai had wonder and excitement in his eyes when he would touch materials and sketch his illustrations. His passion and drive was undeniably noticed by all that crossed his path. With his sketchbook in hand, he was ready to ignite the world with his exuberant energy and his vision for his future.
A’Kai was determined to bring his designs to life. He had displayed trained techniques like the art of draping. He began to teach himself skills. A’Kai interned at the age of 9 for the couture house of Geracci Condello. He learned technical aspects of Fashion Design. A’Kai caught the eye of the critically acclaimed Project Runway with his hard work and dedication. He landed a spot on Project Runway Jr., Season 2. He was the youngest contestant to be cast in the history of the show at the age of 13. After filming, he privately showed his first collection, Spring/Summer 2017. A’Kai has since launched 3 collections and has showcased in New York Fashion Week.
A’Kai is the Creative Director for A’Kai Littlejohn, LLC., creators of luxurious women’s wear. A’Kai, the brand was founded in 2016 and is an all-American brand that takes pride in having all production based in the United States. The brand features classic silhouettes with a modern edge.
Congratulations to A’Kai on this very special and well-deserved honor!