Through his Vukani Awards and mentorship strengths, Sonwabile Ndamase is helping to put South African fashion design on a global footing. Each year, entrants into the awards get to showcase their designs. Winners receive mentorship and access to national fashion weeks.
Eulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She's a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece.
The first fashion film festival in South Africa has been planned for Cape Town. Submissions have been called for the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival. And the winning film will be nominated for the International Fashion Film Awards in Hollywood.
Some of the country's top designers took their spring/summer 2014 collections to South African Fashion Week. It set the tone for the next season in bright colours and natural fabrics, and featured a first-time partnership with Universal Music South Africa.
The elegant, well-mannered and impeccably dressed African man is not a new phenomenon. But he is getting global exposure in the internet age. From the sapeurs of Congo to small town Namibia, these sartorial leaders are doing interesting things. But it is more than just the clothes; it is about meaning, manners and respect.
Johannesburg, 5 September 2013 – Brand South Africa congratulated South African award winning designer David Tlale on his showing at the New York Fashion Week earlier today.
Designer David Tlale was the first South African to show his collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. He is now returning to the Big Apple for the third time, this time with his winter collection. He has also signed up an agency in the United States for his label, and soon will be looking for a showroom in New York.
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