This afternoon (Wed 25 May) the five students that made the regional finals for the Durban July New Designer Award, came together with 9 other students from other colleges around the Western Cape and presented their garments to the panel of judges.

The DAF staff are very proud! Not only because of the creativity shown by the DAF students, but also the expertise beyond that of a student with the incredibly technical details created. The hard work and determination was immense with students working right through the night to make the tight deadline.

Well done Andreia, Callen, Tamara, Erica and Hannah with this great achievement. The feedback from the panel of judges was exceptionally complimentary of the Western Cape. Click here for Durban July facebook page for more photos and take a look at the article “Rising star spotted at Cape Town semi-finals of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Awards”.


Andreia Moniz
Hannah Lavery
Erica Sauzier
Callen Petersen
Tamara Cherie Dyson

As you can see, the garments have translated beautifully from their initial inspiration boards.

We look forward to the results being announced on Monday. Keep connected to DAF Blog, DAF Twitter and the Design Academy of Fashion facebook group for up to the minute updates! *holding thumbs*