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Calling All Eastern Cape Fashion Designers



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 [email protected] 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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PHOTOS – Hot Floral Summer Trends!



We Take a look at the hottest summer floral trends!

Floral patterns have been around for generations, remember your grandmother’s curtains and those old sofas? or that aged carpet? This timeless trend has inspired celebs and designers for many years.

These days the pattern has developed refreshing unique looks, check em out:

Image consultant Sindi Dlamini has great taste in fashion. The sassy mother-of-three designs most of her clothing and this floral kimono in particular is our fav!

sindi dlamini

Minnie Dlamini is currently celebrating her first anniversary in France and marriage looks great on her! The vibrant Mrs Jones was spotted wearing an expensive number from Dolce & Gabbana.

minnie dlamini

Who said guys don’t wear florals? Stylist and photographer Trevor Stuurman is a huge fan of bold prints and patterns. With a huge social media following, the local influencer’s pages is loaded with fashion-forward pieces.

trevor stuurman

Sarah Langa Mackay is one of Mzansi’s much-loved blogger. Not so long ago, she was spotted at the Gateway Fashion Preview looking gorgeous as ever! The beaut wore a Kathrin Kidger designer frock with floral details and paired her look with nude tassel earrings and a cute bag to complete her outfit.

sarah langa

Celebrity stylist Gavin Mahlangu is a sucker for subtle items that make a statement. The floral shirt bring this outfit all together and we love how he mixed this look with the black chelsea boots.

gavin mahlangu

Which floral piece is your fav?

Share your comments below.

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