The Pavillion Pop-Up storeThe Pavilion and the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Fashion Fair set up “The Pavilion’s Designers Emporium’ pop-up fashion store” at Centre, offering young designers an opportunity to gain exposure and promote their brands in an exclusive retail space. The young designer’s initiative is a Proudly Pav concept and aims to uplift and assist young talent in the greater Durban area. The pop-up fashion store was trading for three months, housing designers such as Afrolucious, Martin Steenkamp, Zaviar Fashions, Mbali Mkhumbeni, Adelaide, Indoni Fashion House and Touch of Soul to name a few.
The Workshop Pop-Up StoreNow in its second year, The Workshop Shopping Centre in proud association with eThekwini Municipality Durban Fashion Fair hosts their annual Workshop’s Young Designer’s Competition, whereby, ten up-and-coming young designers have only 1 hour to construct a garment that looks visually appealing, trendy and current. These designers walk away with a share of R150 000 in prizes which includes retail space at the shopping centre for 6 months, a professional photo shoot for their portfolio, cash as well as being included in the Durban Fashion Fair mentorship programme which also formed part of their prize package.
Durban Fashion Emporium
EFFORTS to assist local fashion designers to be competitive and withstand the influx of textile imports have been enhanced with the acquisition of a showroom facility for emerging local designers. The eThekwini Municipality has confirmed that it has secured a fashion boutique space at one of Durban’s famous shopping centre, Mega City in uMlazi, south of Durban to showcase rising designers work to the market.