The opening night of the Durban University of Technology annual Fashion Show hosted by the Fashion and Textiles Department on Thursday, 04 October 2018 at Fred Crookes Sports Centre on the Steve Biko Campus, was full of stylish, colourful, innovative and unique ranges.
The audience was enthralled and left yearning for more as the 25 third year Fashion and Textiles students showcased their outstanding range of glitz and dazzling garments. The venue came alive whenever the models confidently graced the ramp, receiving multiple applauses and standing ovations from the energetic spectators.
The theme of the two-day fashion show is “Art of Fashion”, and in keeping with the theme Kaylee Arthur who was showcasing a kiddies range, said her “Vincent in bloom” range was inspired by the renowned Dutch impressionist painter, Vincent Willem van Gogh.
“Vincent van Gogh’s work with flowers inspired my range, and I’m hopeful that it caught the eyes of the judges. I believe that my work was unique and appealing. Overall, I was also very impressed by the standard of work that was showcased by other students,” said Arthur.
Arthur said she intends to enrol for her BTech in Fashion and Textiles next year, and would like to specialise in kiddies range because she has fallen in love with it.
This year’s panel of judges include distinguished and reputable individuals in the fashion industry, including Roman Handt, Amanda Jaffar, Papama Ramogase and Clive Rundle.
The show continues today (05 October), where the best 25 ranges will be showcased, and the best designers in the categories of Most Innovative Range, Best Range on Show, Most Commercial Range, Best Menswear Range, Best Technical Student and a Recognition Award, will be announced.
Tickets for today (05 October) are still available for R60 @ COMPUTICKET and at the door.
Pictured: Models showcasing the “Vincent in bloom” kiddies range by Kaylee Arthur.