FinWeek has listed him as one of the top 40 most influential leaders in the country. 2008 also saw him taking 4 young designers to Paris to present their work in an exhibition during Paris Fashion Week in association with SATOURISM and The Motsepe Family Foundation. He is strongly committed to the development of design in SA and raising the profile of the industry abroad.
He also has conceptualised and initiated POSI+IVE for Sun International, the largest Pan African collaboration of art, fashion and music; an event which aims at raising money for HIV/AIDS causes.
2006 heralded the start of his personal initiative; called‚ POSI+IVE to raise funds for HIV/AIDS infected children. Targeted, specifically, at children who have contracted HIV/AIDS due to sexual abuse. He launched this with the intent to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS through the combined efforts of artists, fashion designers and the performing arts. Seal and celebrity international models headlined this event together with international designers. He has since enlisted the support of John Legend and Kelly Rowland amongst others. The United Nations has appointed him a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Most of all Gavin prides himself in delivering work, which exceeds client‚ expectations, and is most comfortable working with clients that want to lead instead of imitate. He believes in long-term relationships and developing individual rapports with his clients.