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 here at DAF where he demonstrated a genuine passion and dedication to his work. We delighted in watching Nick 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. Nick also excelled whilst studying at DAF by winning the Live Eco competition in 2012 and the Elle Rising Star in 2013.
We loved watching Nick as he shared his magic with the world and 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 – Nick you will be missed, the world is dimmer without you in it.