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David Tlale

Over the five years since he launched his brand, award-winning designer David Tlale has proven that he is indeed a design force with creations that go far beyond expectations.   The year 2008 was a fruitful one for the brand; a year in which Tlale was voted the most stylish person at the annual South…

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Danielle Margaux

Danielle Margaux, a Cape Town based fashion house, offers a high-fashion, clothing design and manufacture service focused towards satisfying the sartorial needs of individual customers. Clients seeking classic garments with a modern feel are offered the luxury of having clothing designed and cut to exact specifications. This service includes the creation of such in-demand items…

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Colleen Eitzen

Colleen has always had a knack for drawing and a love of art history but it is clothing with its variety of fabrics and rich colour spectrums that really remains her first love.     Her customer-centric approach to design and experience in retail as part owner of The Space, has kept her firmly in touch…

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Clive Rundle

This collection in some aspects can be compared to the scenario of a woman running out of her burning house and throwing on every piece of clothing she can find to save it from the destructive flames. This is not a bad thing, but it shows that this was one eclectic, vibrant and excessive collection…

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Claire Mckenzie

After matriculating, Claire Mackensie studied Fashion Design and Garment Construction in Pietermaritzburg before becoming a self-employed clothing designer, mainly focusing on occasion wear. She then travelled to London and gained a lot of experience working for a design company that focused on costumes for film and theatre. On her return to South Africa, she worked…

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Buki Akib

 Buki Akib is a Nigerian born knitwear designer who graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London.   Buki Akib combines traditional methods with African fabrics such as the colourful wax prints and traditional Yoruba hand woven Aso Oke to create unconventional and luxurious fabrics.   Buki Akib draws inspiration from her childhood in…

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AFI Fastrack

AFI Fastrack is a national fashion design development platform that aims nurture and develop South Africa’s young design talent.  This platform offers young designers an opportunity to Fastrack their careers through intensive mentorship, business development coaching and mentorship for future success. After a successful first year, AFI FASTRACK is back and promises an exciting and…

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