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DUT Fashion & Textile students to tap into Durban’s history at “D’Urbania” for their Annual Fashion Show

DUT Fashion & Textile students to tap into Durban’s history at “D’Urbania” for their Annual Fashion Show

The 2019 Durban University of Technology’s annual fashion show will see forty-three third year Fashion and Textiles students showcase their work at the much anticipated event taking place from this evening (Wednesday-2 October) to Friday, 4 October 2019 at The Station Event Space.

The first two day of the fashion show will display designs of the 43 students with the best 20 ranges selected to be showcased at the gala evening, on Friday.

The 2019 panel of judges will include established personnel from the local fashion/design industry. Sponsored prizes will be awarded to 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 Special Recognition Award.

Themed “D’Urbania”, this year students were challenged to explore the rich diverse cultural history of Durban and its stories. Explaining the theme, fashion lecturer and the show’s creative director, Gideon said, “With the rich diverse cultural history of our iconic city, Durban is a tapestry of history and stories that have defined generations and events and never accepts mediocrity as its norm’. Students were asked to look at their immediate surroundings of where they live, learn and laugh and how this has helped shape them and their lives into where they are now. We encouraged the students to challenge society’s set norms and strive to live with equality and respect in all aspects of both their lives and the world we share.”

Fashion and Textile Head of Department, Sunthra Moodley said through this year’s theme student will present a range of eye-opening designs.

“The student ranges are an expression of their identity and their collection is reflective of their personal development, character and style. The ranges are diverse, highly innovative and visually creative.”

Tickets for the show cost R60.00 for Wednesday and Thursday, and R100.00 for Friday and will be available @ COMPUTICKET and at the door.

Pictured: The two models dressed in garments made by two of the students that will showcase this year. Female Garment designed by Kelly Love and the Male Garment done by Ally Van Heerden.

Andile Dube.

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