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The Fashion School in Cape Town.  Based in the Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock.

Your Future in Fashion

Why Choose DAF?

We focus on developing each students unique potential.

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At Design Academy of Fashion (DAF), our mission is clear: to provide quality education and training conducive to the optimal development of each student. We believe in ensuring individual attention and commitment to learners, maximizing their unique potential, and equipping them with the confidence, expert knowledge, and skills needed to excel in the fashion industry.

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The DAF Approach to Education

Who am I, who are you, who are we?

In the first year, students embark on a journey of self-discovery, learning about the fundamentals of fashion and exploring their own identity. This phase, “Who am I,” lays the groundwork for personal and creative development.

Moving into the second year, our approach shifts to “Who Are You.” Collaborative projects with industry partners, such as Fields on Menswear, Truworths on Tailoring, and as one of only 3 Fashion Schools globally collaborating with Mohair South Africa,  this year asks students to define themselves within a broader context. It’s a challenging year that tests the class’s cohesion and resilience, forging strong bonds as they navigate challenges together.

Finally, in the third year, we focus on “Who Are We,” guiding students in creating a brand and collection that not only reflects their individual identity but also offers value to the world. This culmination of their journey emphasises their collective identity and impact within the fashion industry.

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How do we do this?

  • Small Classes: Our smaller class sizes ensure personalised attention and support.
  • Lecturer to Student Ratio: Our student to lecturer ratio facilitates meaningful interactions and one on one guidance.
  • Class Discussions & Engagement: We encourage active participation and dialogue in class to foster critical thinking and creativity.
  • Curriculum Designed for Development: Our curriculum is designed to push and develop each student’s unique point of view, preparing them for success in the fashion industry.
  • Life Skills Coaching Course: We offer a comprehensive life skills coaching course to equip students with essential skills beyond the classroom.
  • Wellness Department: Our dedicated wellness department provides support and resources to promote students’ physical and mental well-being.
  • Group Development Programs: We offer group development programs and support structures to ensure students thrive academically, personally, and professionally.
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