28 Jul

Everyone should be proud to wear something designed in Durban, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Nomvuzo Shabalala, told the vibrant gathering that was toasting the official launch of the Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2015 at the Suncoast Towers.

Big names in fashion, socialites and fashionistas, politicians, up and coming local designers who have benefitted from previous DFF’s and Durban’s glitterati all featured on the city’s guest list.

The glitz and glamour was a perfect accessory to a vibrant fashion show featuring the creations of some of the city’s finest designers that was introduced by synchronised swimmers.

Words of wisdom and encouragement were given from Zama Mathe the creator of Zarth Designs, as well as the PR Manager for Woolworths, Noni Gaza,  local footwear designer, Reggie Xaba and lastly the DFF programme manager, Sindi Shangase. Actress, model and bubbly master of ceremonies, Pearl Thusi, set the scene for the upcoming four day event and an amazing mentorship for 10 new, emerging local designers who can expect a trip to Durban’s sister city, Milan.

The Durban Fashion Fair will take place on the SUNdeck at Suncoast between August 26 and 29. Tickets available at Computicket from July 24.

For more information go to www.durbanfashionfair.com

Seen at the launch were:

Aldytha da Silva, Jula Mtambo, Karen Monk-Klijnstra Lungani Nkonyeni, Pearl Thusi, Kathrin Kidger, Terence Pillay Noni Gaza, Njabulo Mthethwa, Pearl Thusi Sindi Shangase, Philip Sithole, Lindiwe Khuzwayo Thokazani Mbatha, Mxolisi Luke, Trevor Ntombela

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