KZN Fashion Council

KZNFC FASHION DESIGN CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME – 21 STEPS TO RETAIL!

KZN DESIGNERS TO SHOWCASE AT SA FASHION WEEK

The Kwa-Zulu Natal Fashion Council is pleased to announce the completion of the Fashion Design Capacity Building Programme (FDBCBP): 21 STEPS TO RETAIL

Through this programme, the KZNFC aimed to develop and mentor designers to a level where they can manage sustainable businesses. Designers were given the opportunity to bridge the gap between their design skills and business knowledge.

At inaugural, FDCBP participants were exposed to some of the South African fashion industry’s greatest minds and learnt how to balance creativity with sound business skills. With facilitators such as Lucilla Booyzen, Terence Bray, Gavin Reddy and Annette Pringle, participants were not short on knowledge to absorb.

Through their hard work, determination and commitment all designers who participated in the programme will be showcasing in the Buyers Lounge at SAFW.

The following designers have been selected to showcase on the runway at SAFW Autumn / Winter Collection 2014.

~  Casey Jeanne Walters

~  Larisa Terblanche

~  Ludwig Bezuidenhout

~  Jacqueline Emmanuel Munsami

~  Thembeka Vilakazi

The designers who will participate in the Buyers Lounge include:

~ Avisha Nandkumar

~ Claire Mackenzie

~  Mthunzi Mthembu

~  Sfiso Sabelo

~  Sarojini Moodley

The KZNFC would like to congratulate all the designers who were selected and wishes them well in all their future endeavours.

The KZNFC Fashion Show at SA Fashion Week is on Friday, 4th October 2013 at 18:30pm.

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