“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.”

Kat Shoesmith, the designer for KSD- Kat Shoesmith Designs will be returning to the DFF 2016.

Based in Morningside, Durban, Shoesmith studied through Linea fashion academy (2008- 2009) and DUT (2013- 2014) and says the inspiration for her ladies wear designs comes from personal expression, through art, music, architecture and poetry. “My style is a modern take on classic, elegant fashion with a deep passion for accentuating the female form in all its beauty.” she says.

Achievements over the past year include having her brand backed by fashion agent, blogger and boutique owner, Sabrina Maingard (Fashion Nanny), being placed second in the Ballito Pro 2016 ‘trash to fashion’ competition and participating in the Women’s Expo in Kloof earlier this year alongside respected designer Karen Monk-Klijnstra.

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