Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge

It is with great excitement and pleasure that Gold Circle invites you to submit a storyboard for this year’s Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge presented by the Durban Fashion Fair. This competition is open to all aspiring, emerging and established designers nationally, as well as fashion students who are studying outside of KZN…
Download  Detailed Competition Brief (pdf). Competition closes on 09 May 2017 at 4pm

Invitation to Participate in the Fashion Mentorship Programme

Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit invites fashion designers, and fashion houses within eThekwini Municipality to be part of a 10 months Fashion Mentorship Programme. The programme aims to capacitate and empower local fashion designers, facilitate market opportunities and network opportunities in order to ensure growth and sustainability of their fashion businesses. More details here….

Open Casting & Model Scouting

Ethekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit will be hosting an Open Casting & Model Scouting day for individuals interested in breaking into the modeling industry and model at the Durban Fashion Fair 2016, to be held in August.


For more information about all the dates click here to download the PDF -> Open Casting Dates with Physical Addresses – New Face Models 2016.

DFF Recognition Awards

DFF will host Fashion Recognition Awards with Basetsana Kumalo and Somizi Mhlongo, awarding top achievers and honouring the longevity and ongoing contribution by our legends and business leaders. The awards will be on Friday, 03 September 2016 at ICC Arena at 18h30. For more information contact Pearl on Pearl.Mzimela@durban.gov.za or on 031 3226203.

Pop Up Shops

Be fashionable and visit DFF Pop Up Shops during the fashion fair weekend. Designers from across the continent will be showcasing and selling their products. The pop up shops will be open during the course of the fashion weekend. For more information please contact Pearl on Pearl.Mzimela@durban.gov.za or on 031 3226203.

Fashion Show

The fashion shows will feature over 40 designers including 6 from Africa and big names within the South African Fashion Industry. 16 shows will take place from Wednesday, 31 August 2016 to the Saturday, 03 September at Durban Exhibition Centre. Tickets were available on Computicket. For more information contact Pearl on Pearl.Mzimela@durban.gov.za or on 031 3226203.

Industry Workshops

Durban Fashion Fair Networking Session themed Fashion Beyond Threads facilitated by Jeremy Maggs will cover industry topics such as Passion for Fashion to Sustainable Business: Branding and Personal Branding within the fashion environment. Workshops are free. For more information contact Nondumiso on Nondumiso.Mhlongo@durban.gov.za or 031 311 4578.

Milan Internship

Over the years, we have sent over 40 young group of designers for a internship to Milan, Italy – the fashion capital of the world.


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