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Exploring Our Next World Through Fashion

Exploring Our Next World Through Fashion


The Fashion and Textiles Department at DUT will hold its annual Fashion Show to be held from Wednesday, 28 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016 at the Fred Crookes Sports Centre, Steve Biko Campus, Durban.

The coveted annual event will showcase the designs of 38 third-year students; with the best 20 ranges showcased at the gala evening on Friday 30September.

Themed: After Earth, the student designers were asked to explore their own vision of our next world. With this broad theme, students had to look at what their beliefs in fashion were and what they wisedh to portray to the outside world.

This year’s panel of judges will include established personalities 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 and Best Technical Student.

“The class of 2016 have extended themselves by incorporating fabric printing and fabric manipulation techniques such as wet felting, tufting, beading and macramé to enhance their designs,” said Meena Bagwandin, third-year Pattern and Garment Technology Lecturer. “The show affords them a platform to expose their current talent by meeting and fulfilling the theme of the show, with a strong focus on quality,” she added.

Tickets for the show cost R50.00 for Wednesday and Thursday, and R60.00 for Friday. Tickets will be available at Computicket and at the door.

For more information, please contact: Sunthra Moodley on 031 3733711 / 031 3733750  or email

The 2016 DUT Fashion Show will be held as follows:

Dates: 28, 29, 30 September 2016

Programme: 38 third-year students will compete over two nights (28 – 29 September), with the best 20 ranges showcased onFriday, 30 September 2016 

Winning categories: Most Innovative Range, Best Range on Show, Most Commercial Range, Best Menswear Range, Best Technical Student

Time: 19h00

Venue: Fred Crookes Sports Centre, DUT Steve Biko Campus, Gate 4

Tickets: Computicket at R50 each for Wednesday and Thursday, and R60 for Friday (unreserved seating downstairs and in the gallery)

Stage and Lighting: Black Coffee Productions

Choreography and Productions: Tiffany Prior from Top Notch Talent

Models: Top Notch Talent (Ice Models)

Make-Up: POUT 

Hair: Claire Swart

Photographs/DVDs: Colourise Photography Studio

Photoshoot: Vaughan Treyvellan

Photo shoot date: TBC

Successful alumni: Dion Chang, Colleen Eitzen, Francois Vedemme, Karen Monk- Klijnstra, Craig Native, Amanda Laird-Cherry, Terrence Bray, Iqbal Hoosen, Sandile Msane, Rakesh Hooblal, Allena Mwale, Parisha Chetty, Debbie & Morgalen Rajah, Ashwin Jagusar, Umeshan, Naidoo, Bongi Walaza, Kathrin Kidger, Sibu Msimang, Brendan Sturrock, Zanele Ncane, Meryl Collins, Dale McCarthy, Jane Wolff, Skye Pengelly, Bianca Warren, Sandile Dladla, Jamal Nxedlana.

Contact Details: Sunthra Moodley (HOD): 031- 373 3711 or or Bilkis Razak (Secretary): 031- 373 3750 or

Pictured: Past Fashion Show

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