At the core of the DAF is our passionate academic team, driving our
mission of high-quality education with individual attention.
With almost two decades with DAF, Nikki oversees the curriculum to ensure our high standards of excellence.
With the experience of teaching almost every subject at DAF, Nikki promotes the continuity between the creative and conceptual subjects and the technical and practical subjects.
Nikki received her BTech in Fashion from CPUT and continues to gain the first-hand experience through freelancing for a major South African fashion retailer. Nikki’s experience ensures our curriculum remains relevant and of an industry standard.
Marli has an Honours degree in Fashion Design.
Intrigued by the Psychology of Fashion, she continues to explore the cognitive consequences of the clothing we wear.
As a lecturer, Marli intends to inspire young minds in the pursuit of fashion and self-expression. She aims to create a fun and safe environment for students to take intellectual and creative risks.
Having worked in the studios of three of South Africa’s top fashion designers, Rene is a master in the technical art of garment construction and patternmaking.
In 2007, Rene began her teaching career at DAF and received her BTech degree in 2011.
Rene brings a patient and thorough approach to her teaching style. With the often hard to grasp technical and practical subjects.
Fashion Design, illustration & cad
Petro has a BTech Degree in Textile Design & Technology and is in the process of completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.
Petro has worked in the textile industry, as a freelance design consultant and as an educator within the creative industry. She is interested in the creative and practical processes involved in translating ideas into viable products and is passionate about helping students make these connections and developing their problem-solving abilities.
Design Academy is led by a duo with a shared vision of transforming and developing Africa’s creative capital.
Passionate about the culture of life-long learning, Bianca Fobian has been at the helm of Design Academy of Fashion since 2006 as Managing Director.
She is a firm believer of self-actualized, future-focused students and, to this end, has created a curriculum and an environment that is conducive to self-development, holistic growth and fostering creativity.
With 18 years of experience heading up Trend Forecasting and Fashion Design for major South African fashion retailers, Luke is most excited about building an innovative education platform that contributes to the future of African design.
With a desire to build a world-class platform for the next generation of talent, he is set on bridging the gap between students and the workforce
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