Durban Fashion Fair Program

Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge

It is with great excitement and pleasure that Gold Circle invites you to submit a storyboard for this year’s Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge presented by the Durban Fashion Fair. This competition is open to all aspiring, emerging and established designers nationally, as well as fashion students who are studying outside of KZN…
Download  Detailed Competition Brief (pdf). Competition closes on 09 May 2017 at 4pm

Invitation to Participate in the Fashion Mentorship Programme

Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit invites fashion designers, and fashion houses within eThekwini Municipality to be part of a 10 months Fashion Mentorship Programme. The programme aims to capacitate and empower local fashion designers, facilitate market opportunities and network opportunities in order to ensure growth and sustainability of their fashion businesses. More details here….

DFF Recognition Awards

DFF will host Fashion Recognition Awards with Basetsana Kumalo and Somizi Mhlongo, awarding top achievers and honouring the longevity and ongoing contribution by our legends and business leaders. The awards will be on Friday, 03 September 2016 at ICC Arena at 18h30. For more information contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

Pop Up Shops

Be fashionable and visit DFF Pop Up Shops during the fashion fair weekend. Designers from across the continent will be showcasing and selling their products. The pop up shops will be open during the course of the fashion weekend. For more information please contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

Fashion Show

The fashion shows will feature over 40 designers including 6 from Africa and big names within the South African Fashion Industry. 16 shows will take place from Wednesday, 31 August 2016 to the Saturday, 03 September at Durban Exhibition Centre. Tickets were available on Computicket. For more information contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

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DFF New Faces 2016

Durban Designer of the Year

Kathrin Kidger

After completing her training at the Durban University of Technology and qualifying with the Student of the Year Award and Daphne Strut memorial prize, Kathrin Kidger went on to win the Durban Designer Collection 2004 (New Generation Category). This announced her future in the SA fashion industry by securing a coveted slot in SA Fashion…

Durban Fashion Legend

Amanda Laird Cherry