TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE NO MORE THAN 25 STUDENTS PER CLASS.

We celebrate unique creatives that have something to share with the world.

We love to engage and grow with you. Through a continuous curiosity for the world around us, exploring with an open heart, we can get closer to the designers we are meant to be.

Babalwa Dopi Design Academy of Fashion

I transferred to DAF in my graduate year, and found that this institution truly caters to the growth of each student. DAF cares about your vision and assists in refining your creative expression.

Being at DAF proved to me that I have the ability to be successful. Coming from a humble upbringing, to being short-listed to the Gucci Fellowship Award, travelling to Italy and interviewing at one of the biggest brands in the world, was an incredible experience.

Babalwa Dopi

2019 Graduate

I graduated from DAF in 2011 – I had moved from Law to Fashion and was quite nervous about the dramatic move, but studying at DAF was challenging and inspiring and really assisted me in having the confidence to open my own label.

The small classes and focussed teaching really helped to develop my unique perspective and to give me a taste of the various aspects of the industry

Hannah Lavery

2011 Graduate

Hannah Lavery Design Academy of Fashion
Meghan Markle wearing Hannah Lavery shirt dress
Daniel Bradley Design Academy of Fashion
Daniel with Saville Row tailor master, Ozwald Boateng

DAF has a very personal approach and really cares for each student. In first year I knew nothing about sewing, garment construction or technical terms and by the time I left I had abroad understanding of the industry and all that went along with it.

The lecturers create a positive space where you are encouraged to be creative. I loved my time at DAF and still speak to the friends I made there many years ago. I got my first job at Woolworths with Bianca and Luke’s help which set me up for my career.

Since then I have worked on sneaker collaborations with Adidas and Fila, worked on Savile Row in London and currently senior designer for menswear accessories at John Lewis in London.

I would highly recommend DAF for anyone thinking about studying fashion.

Daniel Bradley

2013 Graduate

Each year at DAF was a moment of growth for me, in my way of designing and how I approach new projects. DAF has been a very important part of my life and my career; I am very thankful for my time at DAF because of the friends I’ve made and the creative freedom given to us as designers, they helped me grow and realise what I wanted to do in my career and where I wanted to take my designing ability.

I recommend DAF to any young fashion designer that has a passion to develop their design capability and broaden their career path, DAF will help you find your creative space and give you the freedom to be who you are as a person and as a designer.

Right now, I am currently waiting for September to kick start my career in fashion;  I am leaving to Rome to be a student and assistant designer for outerwear at Gucci.

Robyn Clark

2019 Graduate

Robyn Clark Design Academy of Fashion

The DAF Difference

In order to contribute to the world, we need to understand ourselves first.

The DAF curriculum is designed to unleash your full potential as a unique creative.  Focusing on the heart and mind of the individual, we explore, engage and experience the world around us.  When we understand ourselves and connect to the world, we are able to design and create with relevance and empathy.