Durban Fashion Fair Program

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

Watch this space for August 2018 dates 

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Calling for 2018 Durban Fashion Fair Designers:

The EThekwini Municipality invites fashion designers who are interested in participating in this year’s Durban Fashion Fair 2018 due to take place at the ICC in August.

Interested fashion brands are requested to submit a complete storyboard of their collection to the address below. Only selected designers will be invited to go through the interview process.

For more details, please contact Phumelele on 031 3226206 or email her at

Storyboards to be delivered to: The Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit, Ethekwini Municipality, 7th Floor, Embassy Building, 199 Anton Lembede Street, Durban before 16h00 on Friday, March 23, 2018.

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DFF 2018 OPEN MODEL CASTING – MARCH 9 & 10 -09H00 –  Open Model casting for DFF 2018 (earmarked for August at ICC) will take place at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Hall 6 (across from Durban Workshop Shopping Centre) on Friday, March 9 & Saturday, March 10 at 9am sharp to register. MODEL CRITERIA: Models must be in good physical shape/ 16-35 years of age / Valid ID to bring to the casting. LADIES: Minimum height of 1.75 metres tall (without heels). Hip measurement between 90-92 cm. Wear minimal makeup, body fitting clothing (no jeans) & heels.MEN: 1.83 metres tall or above & fit size 30-32 trouser. Wear a form fitted t-shirt/shirt & closed shoes or trainers. NOTE: You must not be signed up with a model agency. No experience or photographs needed. For enquiries call 074 617 5586 (office hours). More info here


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