Caitlin Shoesmith

“The whole Milan experience was truly amazing and so inspiring, and of course it has inspired my current a/w 2017 collection. But over and above that, it has inspired my entire work ethic and creativity.”

Zamir Dada

“Milan was life changing. It enhanced my view of the skill and perfectionism required to create a garment that will stand up in a store in any part of the world.”

Thulisiwe Zakwe

It feels good to be a part of the DFF this year and I have learnt many skills from the workshops,” she said. “What I found most beneficial were the workshops on finishing a garment.

Khanyisile Malimela

“When in Milan, I fell in love with fashion all over again. My love for simple aesthetics was reinforced which made me more confident in what I’m trying to achieve.”

Sadie Bosworth

“Being in Italy was such a motivating experience and will always push me to keep striving to make exceptionally beautiful clothing. I think it is very important to be exposed to how things are done on the international fashion scene.”

Eli Ball

“This year I have all the experience from the Italy Internship so I am much more confident and experienced in the entire collection process.”

Neliswa Jili

“The trip to Italy has helped my career. I have developed a clearer understanding of what I want my brand to be and who it is aimed at.”