Nicholas Coutts – A Loss To The Fashion Community

We have been left deeply saddened at the untimely passing of DAF graduate, Nicholas Coutts.  We had the privilege of having him as a student at DAF where he demonstrated a genuine passion and dedication to his work. We delighted in watching Nic grow from a somewhat shy individual and blossom into a uniquely talented and driven emerging creative – making his mark on the South African Fashion landscape and going on to show in Paris, Florence and Kuala Lumpur. Nic also excelled whilst studying at DAF by winning the Live Eco Competition in 2012 and the ELLE Rising Star Award in 2013.

Design Academy of Fashion Nicholas Coutts
Nicholas Coutts showing his 3rd year range at the DAF fashion show in 2013

Nic shared his magic with the world and we proudly cheered him on in all his endeavours. He had an incredibly supportive family and group of friends and was well loved in the fashion industry, not only for his talent and work ethic, but also for his kindness and wonderfully warm personality. His impeccable craftsmanship and love for fashion was expressed through every stitch, every garment and every fabric he wove. In turn, he has undoubtably woven his way into the fabric of our hearts. Nic, you will be missed, the world is dimmer without you in it!

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Nicholas Coutts – A Loss To The Fashion Community