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Calling All Eastern Cape Fashion Designers

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Are you an emerging fashion designer or budding fashion student? Listen up! The Buyel’Ekhaya Fashion Development Programme returns for its second year after a successful 2016 programme which saw the development and upskilling of eight emerging fashion designers and students from the Eastern Cape.

The winners of 2016 have since moved on to greener pastures and are due to begin internships with fashion stars, Thula Sindi and David Tlale.

The programme strives to develop and elevate careers of upcoming Eastern Cape-born designers through exposure to various aspects of the fashion business; these include establishing a brand, manufacturing and registering a business.

The call for 2017 entries began on 02 October and submissions close tomorrow, 13 October. Aspiring designers who want to be part of the action are invited to apply, provided they meet the following entry criteria:

  • Have a qualification, or be studying towards one, in fashion design with an accredited institution;
  • Be a permanent resident of the Eastern Cape;
  • Be aged between 18 and 35;
  • Have 3 completed design sketches;
  • Be available to attend a compulsory workshop on 23 October in East London;
  • Be prepared to travel to Johannesburg from 06 to 15 November 2017;
  • Be prepared to be in East London from 13 to 15 December 2017.

If interested in applying for the programme, simply visit the Buyel’Ekhaya website and click on the “submissions” tab. Alternatively, email submissions@buyelekhaya.co.za or call 011 022 8844 between 12:00 and 14:00 (Monday to Friday).

Good luck and hurry cause entries close tomorrow!

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Don Design A Teases New Collection Drop

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Check out the new drip by MondayIIMonday

Don Design teases the first part of his new collection. NoMoozlie was spotted in the Big Apple rocking these new threads from Don. The latest collection features a reinterpretation of the Celine brand, overlaid on Tupac’s Face.

Don is no stranger to the counterfeit culture. Counterfeiting is a global fashion trend that has flooded the International fashion streets for some time now. We’ve seen brands like Balenciaga recreate the Bernie Sanders campaign logo. Moreover, designers like Virgil have risen to fame through their renditions and recreations of popular brands.

Don Design has taken the same approach to his clothing. However, he brings it back home. We’ve all seen the popular ‘Sandton’ and ‘Bryanston’ hoodies around town. Hence, we are excited to see what Don has in store for us this time. The Beam Group designer is gearing up for a pop-up launch for his latest collection.

It is quite interesting to see the take that Don has towards counterfeit fashion. There has been a lot of misunderstanding amongst the SA fashion connoisseurs. With many people accusing him of not being original. This is, however, not the case. We are certain that this collection will set the record straight. Although we have not seen much from it we are sure to see more from Don at the Pop-Up.

Stay tuned to @Don_Design to get more information on this latest drop and how to get your hands on it. We will be there to cover it all as it happens.

In case you missed it, watch what happened at the #TouchMyBlood listening session a week ago. Let us know what your favourite album is and what you expected from the latest AKA drop. Drop a comment in the section below. Follow us @Zkhiphani on all social media platforms.

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