Frankfurt Style Awards 2019

The FRANKfurtstyleaward is one of the world’s most established global fashion contests for students. It stands for a sustainable talent and career platform that connects fashion newcomers, professionals, colleges, universities, fashion creators and the fashion & style communities. The contest’s unique concept supports innovative ideas, creativity and inventive achievement and offers its participants an international springboard into […]

Hair & Beauty Show Cape Town

The DAF students were invited to showcase their garments at the Hair & Beauty Show.  The event was held at the Lookout, which is at the V&A Waterfront. Four of our third year graduates were invited to showcase their final collections. Our 2nd years wowed the audience with their incredibly creative avant-garde range, titled “Noir”. […]

DAF Static Show 2015

We are very excited to announce our new concept, DAF Static Show 2015, for our end of year graduate show. The reason for us moving towards installations, rather than a fashion show – is to allow our industry guests, family and friends to get a real sense of each students work.  From concept to final […]

DAF Fashion Show Fundraiser

Design Academy of Fashion

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 […]

1st Year Fittings

Fittings with the first years for their Neo Boho SS’16 project underway!

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.  

DAF Fashion Show 2011

The DAF Fashion Show gives the students the chance to showcase their work to the industry, as well as friends and family.  Fashion buyers from South Africa’s top retailers, fashion editors, bloggers, stylists and designers will all be attending this event to spot the latest South African talents. We kick off with a look from […]

LIVEECO Avant Garde Competition | Update

These are the preliminary designs presented by some of our second years. The designs were ambitious, with one student wanting to create an elaborate wedding dress, and it was tricky for them to conceptualize the garments without knowing what fabrics and colours they were going to have to work with. Many students want to create […]


On Saturday 13 August, Design Academy of Fashion will be having its annual open day and we invite anyone and everyone to join us.  We open the doors at 9:00 and will stay open till 14:00.  It gives prospective students and their parents an opportunity to interact with DAF staff and students.  The 1st to […]

DAF Student, Pietrie Morton featured in Die Burger and VISI

Die Burger covered the Fastrack day that opened Cape Town fashion week.  This an excerpt about our student Pietrie – “Models hit the runway, at Cape Town Fashion Week Fastrack day in colourful creations by the young designer Pietrie Morton.  Rounded off with rainbow colour accessories of which a liquorice fascination was a favourite.” Pietrie’s […]