Do you covet a designer future and have what it takes to make it in the industry?
Are you an emerging design talent with a shared passion for fashion and business? Then the SAFW Renault New Talent Search could be the design competition for you. The competition, which is open to South African designers who have been in the industry for less than seven years, merges creativity with business acumen. The aim of the competition is to ensure the sustainability and growth of our home-grown design industry. With a fashion showcasing at the upcoming SA Fashion Week in October in Jo'burg, emerging designers are able to submit their entries right now.
Giving young talent the opportunity to grow their brands, the competition was conceptualized by Lucilla Booyzen and Dion Chang. “The SAFW Renault New Talent Search is one of the most established and prestigious fashion talent searches in South Africa. It is an annual competition that not only identifies South Africa’s hottest design talent, but also provides the winning designer with a springboard (and therefore competitive business advantage) into South Africa’s vibrant fashion arena,” says Dion Chang.
Lead sponsor is Renault South Africa. “Our vision is to support emerging talent wherever and however possible. It is young South Africans such as the Zano [Sithetho of Skorzch] and his peers who will ‘Drive the Change’ in and ensure the sustainability of South Africa’s fashion industry in years to come,” says Fabien Payzan, Renault South Africa’s vice-president of marketing.
With an emphasis on innovation, the best designer will win a cash prize and a chance to present his/her collection at SA Fashion Week’s spring/summer 2014 showcasing
For more information and how to enter, visit safashionweek.co.za.