Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Durban Fashion Fair Dates and Schedule


Phumla Mtolo & Kristina Louw (DFF campaign models)
The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) presented by the eThekwini Municipality - has evolved into the province’s premier annual fashion event with a number of exciting firsts this year.

For starters, because of the growing popularity of this event amongst both lovers of fashion and designers themselves, the Fair will take place over four days – from August 26th to August 29th as opposed to three days in the past. Secondly, the event will be held at an exciting new venue – the SUNdeck at Suncoast.

Then comes the inaugural Durban Fashion Awards, marking an appreciation of the incredible talent that has graced this year’s fashion extravaganza and helped take the DFF to a whole new level.

This year, the DFF will celebrate both new talent and established designers who have dedicated themselves to growing South Africa’s presence in the international fashion arena during this high profile event, which is by invitation only, scheduled for Saturday, August 29th.

Have a look at the dates and schedule for the premier event below:

Wed 26th August (Menswear)
6pm - Lekonic / House of St Luke
7pm - Mdu Steyela / Ephymol
8pm - Abrantie The Gentleman/ Palse Homme
9pm - Life by Andre Martin
10pm - Viyella/ Csquared

Thursday 27th August
5pm - DFF International Internship Collective
6pm - Shadow by Sidumiso/ Afrolucious /
7pm - UKHOZI FM PRESENTS:- Sibu Msimang/ Duke (Ukhozi)
8pm - Kathrin Kidger / Terrence Bray
9pm –Brenda Quin / Amos
10pm- Charity Nyirongo/ Wanita Ka Ngcobo / Zimhlope

Friday 28th August
5pm - Sheena Breetzke/ Sanah Designs / Black Pepper
6pm - DFF Next Generation - Mentorship Program
7pm - Colleen Eitzen / KMK
8pm - ZARTH/ Dax Martin
9pm - International Milan Designer - Jamal Taslaq Couture
10pm - Thula Sindi

Saturday 29th August
12 noon - Durban "Heel" Dash (Suncoast Promenade)
2: 30pm - DFF Next Generation - Mentorship Program
3:30pm - Zah Design/ House of Alfalfa/ Clemas
6pm - Durban Fashion Awards (By invite only)

Tickets available at Computicket and at the door!

 Also note, International Designer, Jamal Taslaq Couture from Rome will be showcasing his work on the South African ramp. Born in Palestine, Jamal moved to the romantic capital of Italy which became home to his sophisticated and elegant high fashion. Debuting on the runways of Alta Moda Roma, his creations are meticulous, lush and show a unique respect for the concept of beauty. His fashion blends together atmosphere, colours and emotions with the modern, dynamic and sophisticated taste of Italy, often inspired by the Italian Renaissance. Jamal has dressed international celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Ornella Muti, Marta Marzotto and the aristocracy of the Arab world, including Queen Ranya of Jordan.

Moving to the local scene, emerging designers who have returned from the DFF sponsored internship in Milan will share the ramp with the big names of both local and African fashion. Joining them will be a number of excited young designers who are competing for the privilege of heading to Milan at the end of 2015 to experience the exhilarating world of international fashion and style.

For more information visit www.durbanfashionfair.com