Top KwaZulu-Natal designers will showcase in the KZN Fashion Council’s Show at this year’sSA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Collection 2015 to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburgon Friday, 17thOctober 2014 at 19h00. 

KZNFC is pleased to announce the following designers selected to showcase at SAFW:
·         Larisa Terblanche(Larisa MODA)
·         Thembeka Vilakazi (Yadah Exclusive Designs)
·         Amanda Govender (Amanda May)
·         Hanrie Lues (Mej Lues)
·         Siyethemba Duma (Matte Nolim)
·         Nabeela Osman (Uniform)
·         SarojiniMoodley(Khyris)
·         Brenda Waring(Whatevs designs)

The KZN Fashion Council has offered continuous mentorship for thes elected designers in the running toward producing quality garments for SAFW. Renowned designers such as Hangwani Nengovhela (Rubicon) and Craig Jacobs (Fundudzi)and mentors Juanita Seekola and Gonum Moodley have committed to mentoring these promising designers in essential areas such as retail, quality, winning business practices and strategies.

KZNFC’s“21 Steps to Retail” Programme 2014 participant, Siyethemba Duma who will be showcasing for the first time at SAFW A/W 2015 said, “I'm truly excited, this is my dream it is what I've been working towards since I graduated. It’s the ultimate fashion platform for any designer not to mention a young designer like myself. I'm grateful to have this opportunity to showcase my work on a national platform.”

Seasoned designer Amanda Govender who will also be showcasing on ramp for the first time, said her brand, Amanda May is a signature for classic and modern looks and this remains the tone for her collection. Govender said that fashion enthusiasts can expect “simple but playful twists and interpretations of one of the most enchanting flowers, the tulip - unexpected and manipulative, staying true to femininity in shape and form, with a seductive take on colour and fit.”
She added that she was inspired by the 50’s and 70’s era’s which were dominated by the classic silhouettes and effortless chic design flair, clinched waists, high necklines and bell sleeves which she says all underpins her Winter 2015 Collection.

Nabeela Osman, who also completed the KZNFC’s“21 Steps to Retail” Programme 2014 said, “I'm beyond ecstatic to be participating at SA Fashion Week for the first time. I can't wait to make my mark in this ever growing industry. There is a great amount of talent in KZN. It's time that South Africa takes notice. The KZNFC has given me an opportunity like no other. With their support, the industry is bound to realize that KZN designers are ones to watch.”

For the ultimate fashion experience make sure to book your tickets now for the KZN Fashion Council’s Show at SA Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Collection 2015. See you there!!! 

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