Durban Fashion Fair Program

Open Casting & Model Scouting

Ethekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit will be hosting an Open Casting & Model Scouting day for individuals interested in breaking into the modeling industry and model at the Durban Fashion Fair 2016, to be held in August.


For more information about all the dates click here to download the PDF -> Open Casting Dates with Physical Addresses – New Face Models 2016.

DFF Recognition Awards

DFF hosted fashion awards to pay respect to the fashion stalwarts and recognize the work on the ramp and off the ramp. The awards were held on 29 August 2015 at the Suncoast, Sundeck. DFF also announced the 10 designers that went for the 2 month internship programme in Milan, Italy. Click here to view the DFF Awards Categories for 2015. For more information contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

Pop Up Shops

DFF had fashion and accessories brands showcasing and selling their products at the pop up shops. The pop up shops were open during the course of the fashion week. For more information please contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

Fashion Show

The fashion shows were showcased over 4 days starting on 26- 29 August 2015 at Suncoast Sundeck between 11h00 – 23h00. The show opened with the menswear day on 26 August and closing with the DFF Recognition awards on 29 August 2015. Tickets were available on Computicket and at the door. For more information contact Pearl on or on 031 3226203.

Industry Workshops

DFF had discussion panels on 27 August 2015 at Suncoast in the Delano Room.

For more information contact Nondumiso on or 031 311 4578.

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