SA Fashion Week Competitions are not only about winning the prizes. They play a key role in motivating students to develop their ideas and skills. It gives them a chance to gain substantial experience and the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the outcomes and uncover personal aptitude. It assists talented designers, with the potential for commercial growth, to start making the transition from a developing creative to a sustainable business.
With the SAFW Student Competition, we called upon the students from 32 fashion institutions to submit their garments. This is an entry point, the first contact the fashion students have with the media, consumers and buyers. Spotlighting the designers at such an early stage of their careers give SAFW the opportunity to nurture the talent, making sure that they stay connected.
LEADING THE SLOW DOWN OF FAST FASHION IN SOUTH AFRICA – we asked final year fashion students to look beyond the ‘immediate’ in Fashion Design as the theme for the ‘Look beyond the short term’ 2018 SAFW Student Competition.
The most important aspect of this competition is the process, the journey and the lessons learnt on the way.
Our 2018 SAFW Student Competition Finalists are:
Jacques Bam – LISOF Pretoria
Leonie Bianca Mungalam – Vega Durban
Michael Peter Reid – Villioti Fashion Institute
Nasreen Paruk – Durban University of Technology
Ntokozo Khuzwayo – Durban University of Technology
Lorenza Nicholas – University of Pretoria
Katekani Moreku – Durban University of Technology
Comien Du Plessis – Elizabeth Galloway
Martin S. Khumalo – Durban University of Technology
Ilke du Toit – Elizabeth Galloway