Based in Woodstock, the creative hub of Cape Town, the Design Academy of Fashion is set up in an open studio layout, where the students’ workspace lends itself to an inviting, interactive and inspiring environment.
Established in 1999, the Design Academy of Fashion has built an outstanding reputation as a leader in fashion education. Constantly striving towards excellence and innovation in the ever-evolving world of fashion, DAF is committed to adequately prepare its students for the fast pace of the industry, staying on the forefront of design, technology and business savvy.
With a contemporary approach to education, the academy fosters inquisitive learning through the encouragement of individual development, focusing on the strengths of each student, made possible due to the limited class sizes and the lecturers’ dedication to one-on-one attention and guidance to engage the world through their unique point of view as designers, creative thinkers and innovators.
We are committed to providing quality education and training conducive to the optimal development of each student by ensuring individual attention and commitment to learners, in order to maximize their unique potential and equip them to enter the fashion industry in any field with confidence, expert knowledge and skill
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DAF is proud to have produced some of the most recognised names in South African fashion who have gone on to create successful design businesses and launch independent labels. Many are working with major retailers both locally and globally as designers, buyers, stylists, visual merchandisers, garment technologists and pattern makers.