Philippa Crooks – Design Excellence

Congratulations to Philippa Crooks on winning the Design Excellence Award.  This award is decided by the Advisory Committee made of of industry leaders.  On the committee this year, we had Hannari Slabbert (WGSN), David West (Head Designer Woolworths), Trevor Stuurman (Style Blogger), and Tamara Cherie Dyson (Owner of Tamara Cherie/ Award Winning Designer & ex DAF […]

Cornerstore Collab – 1st Years

The 1st year students got to take part in a Cornerstore Collab, the coolest local streetwear store.  Cornerstore, based in Woodstock, houses brands 2Bop, Young&Lazy and Sol-Sol. The students were tasked with researching skate culture, and creating a trouser that was functional, but with a streetwear edge.  The jackets and tops were supplied by the Cornerstore brands – […]

Heritage Day Fashion Show

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IZIKO Groot Constantia / Heritage Day Project- 3rd term – First years. Our 1st year students were lucky enough to work in collaboration with Iziko Museums on a Heritage Day project for the end of year fashion show as well as, a fashion show to be held at Groot Constantia on Heritage Day in September […]

DAF Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Gearing up to the annual DAF Fashion Show (which this year will be taking on a new and exciting format of a static show), the staff and students organised a fundraiser event.   Held on the 3rd of October at the college in Woodstock. The Saturday morning kicked off with a trend presentation by fashion […]

2nd Years Activewear Moodboards

This 2nd year project required students to look into current sportwear trends (S\S or A\W) and designers to create a concept\narrative which incorporates the trend/s. They then have to create a range of 3 looks for the market segment activewear, one of which is constructed in garment technology.  

Graduate Fashion Show 2014

The night of the 26th of November, 2014 was a big and long-awaited event for the DAF students, who showed the culmination of their hard work during the year to industry VIP’s at the first show and family and friends, at the second. This year, the show was held at our very own space, which […]

Tamara Cherie Dyson, another DAF graduate wins Elle Rising Star 2014

This year, DAF graduates represented well at the Elle Rising Star award show! Tamara Cherie Dyson, who completed her studies with DAF in 2012 was announced winner. The award show finale featured a new collection Nicholas Coutts, the previous year’s winner and 2013 DAF graduate. We could not be more proud of these two extremely […]

Graduate Fashion Show 2013

Tuesday the 26th November was the big day for DAF’s 2013 graduates – the day that all their hard work would pay off as they saw their collections come to life on the runway.  With beautiful wooden floors, high ceilings and glass walls the Arena at Wembley square was the perfect setting for this prestigious […]