The Durban University of Technology has been a traditional powerhouse in the student designers competition, and boasts last year’s champion Georgina Brink.
As they head into the final furlong before the first round of judging in the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award category, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, students at all the major design colleges and technikons are starting to put the final touches on their garments designed around the theme Stars of Africa ahead of the judging D-Day on 3 June.
The annual competition, which is open to all fashion design students registered at recognised tertiary fashion institutions in KwaZulu-Natal has a strong track record for unearthing emerging star designers, and each of the colleges has success stories from this competition on which to build their students’ aspirations.
The Durban University of Technology has been a traditional powerhouse in the student designers competition, and boasts last year’s champion Georgina Brink, adding to a long list of successes at the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award.
“The Vodacom Durban July Young Designer theme ‘Stars of Africa’ has sparked much excitement and enthusiasm among our group of second year students at DUT,” said Helen Smith, a second year student coordinator and Creative Design lecturer.
“This competition is always greatly anticipated by students as they are keen for the opportunity of showcasing their work on such a broad platform. Students are motivated by past successes in the competition and are hopeful of achieving as highly this year.
“Our students found the theme close to home this year and enjoyed researching and sharing information and stories inspired by their own cultures and/or heritage,” she added.
“Approaching the theme from a personal viewpoint has really helped students connect with and enjoy the research and design process for this competition,” said Smith.
The Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, 6 July 2019. More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za
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