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DFF Emporium

The DFF Emporium is an eThekwini initiative with the goal of providing local designers with an opportunity to sell their creations. 

Support local designers and visit the DFF Emporium Shop S 150A Umlazi Mega City, (50 Griffiths Mxenge Highway, Umlazi). 


DFF 2018

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The storyboards are in!

The panel of judges recently received the fashion storyboards from hundreds of designer hopefuls wishing to be part of the annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2018 Mentorship programme commencing in February.

Each year, hundreds try out but only 25 can be selected into the programme, after the judges have conducted interviews with the hopefuls and discussed the inspiration behind the storyboards they have submitted.

The judges mutually agreed that it will be a difficult task to narrow down the field as the standard and creativity behind these young designers gets more exciting as each year passes. With the correct selection of the participating young designers, the Durban Fashion Fair itself is anticipated to be bigger and better.

To find out more about who will be selected – go to


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The Box Shop (a stylish pop up fashion shop) will be doing a pop-up tour of the city from the 1st of December until the 3rd December 2017. The city’s fashion lovers can visit three different locations – North Beach, Morningside and Umlazi – for some urban chic fashion. The Pop-Up tour will showcase the Spring/Summer 2017 collections of fourteen local designers from Durban and Johannesburg.Come on down and support your local designers at the nearest “Box Shop” Pop-up Store near you on Friday, December 1st between 12h00 and 22h00 at the North Beach venue next to the Tourism Offices on the Beachfront.

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