Amanda Laird Cherry

After graduating with a qualification in clothing design in 1983, Amanda worked in the studios of two boutique businesses before joining surf and sportswear brand Instinct which was produced in Southern Africa and sold worldwide. She was appointed as design director and remained at Instinct for nearly 10 years. Amanda Laird Cherry was launched as…

Brenda Quinn

Tenacious Durban Designer, Brenda Quin, is driven by a passion to make women feel confident and beautiful, no matter what their shape. Quin is known for designs that cater for real women allowing her customers to feel great about themselves, express their own individuality and feel confident. From humble beginnings as a house wife and…

Colleen Eitzen

Respected Durban designer, Colleen Eitzen, who owns the self-titled fashion label, doesn’t like to say too much about herself. She decided at a very early age that she wanted to be part of the world of fashion and has managed to stay focused and true to herself over the years. She believes that absolute loyalty…

Eulender Cele & Samuel Mosala

Eullue is a premium clothing brand registered in Durban this year. It includes men’s and ladies wear (day wear and cocktail wear). The brand owners Samuel Mosala and Eulender Cele bring together their common core values - quality, adding value and infusing current trends into classic design. They joined forces to create Eullue in 2016.…
Amos is a high-end designer label established in Cape Town which specialises in uniquely crafted prêt-a-porter garments and bespoke couture for women as well as bridal garments. Amos embodies superior craftsmanship and fashion-forward designs, always pushing boundaries. Amos has a unique sense of design and a passion for beauty and elegance. All garments are exclusively…

KAREN MONK-KLIJNSTRA

Karen Monk-Klijnstra is an offbeat and optimistic South African fashion designer with a passion for all things local and a heart that believes in the power of a dream. She is fiercely creative and aims to inspire and uplift through her craft. Operating a busy studio in Kloof, she is also a mother to four…

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…

Kujula Mtambo

Gravitie is a clothing label based in Durban, catering for young individuals who are fashion conscious, vibrant and fresh in their outlook and presentation. The Label was established in 2008 by self-taught designer, Kujula Mtambo, an ambitious young designer who hails from the shores of Durban. Having embarked on what most fashion students are afraid…

Michelle Dindi

Michelle Dindi, a graduate from Inscape, will be bringing her brand, Scarlett Haze, to the DFF 2016. Freshly launched, Scarlett Haze is based in Durban. Garments are currently available via an online store and there are plans to launch the first Scarlett Haze brick and mortar store in the next few months. Scarlett Haze strives to…

Musawenkosi Sebeko

Musawenkosi Sebeko hails from Osizweni in Newcastle. His brand, Afro Amanno, was founded in 2013. Taken from being “proudly African”, it embraces the past African man shifting to a modern lifestyle. He designs for a new generation of men who embrace difference cultures and set trends. Every outfit exhibits emotion and inspiration and attention to…