- Student designer Lindeka Duma, School of Fashion in Pietermaritzburg, became announced.
- As the winner of this Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award (VDJ).
At the Durban Fashion Fair, Duma presented a stunning design with the theme “Feather Bird.” A jury of industry specialists such as Leigh Schubert, Greg Wallis, Nonku Mthembu, Lara Klawikowski, and Derrick Mhlongo was impressed by the black cock-inspired body. The Duma outfit, made of Shweshwe fabric, is closed with a hand-woven cord to create a colorful corsage and a large hat.
“This year, the standards were very high, and when we had to pick the first ten and the first three, it was tough because there are so many outstanding records showing good research and thought processes. But unfortunately, I couldn’t find my way in the next lap – said Wallis.
Duma isn’t the only one to make his school proud, with classmate Vincent Orischidere taking first place in second and fashion design academy student Lindiwe Kuzwayo Zandile Mahlasela taking second place.
He (Duma) received 10,000 RAR in cash with praise from Schweppes and Gold Circle, a 5,000 RAR gift voucher belonging to the Gateway Theater of Shopping, Samsung Galaxy S9, 3,000 RAR Kryolan basketball, coupons, and R1 500 SKIN from Aldytha -Basket. In addition, hair Inc., R12,000 Hair Treatment of the Year, and iBalance will give him an R 1000 body mapping and myoco scalp massager.
Two nights at a local hotel worth R 5000 – sponsored by Bold Travel & Technology and a festive beach bag including hats, towels, and luggage keys from World Leisure Holidays. Design by Vincent Orishidere. Image: Sean Lorenz.
Meanwhile, with praise from Schweppes and Gold Circle, Orishidere received R3,000 cash, R2,000 gift certificate from Gateway Theater of Shopping, Kryolan Hamper coupon for R2,000 Aldytha-Hamper R1,200 SKIN.
Finally, Mahlasela received 2,000 R2 in cash with compliments from Schweppes and Gold Circle. And a gift certificate of R1 000 supported by Gateway Theater of Shopping, R1 500 Kryolan basketball, vouchers, and R1 000 SKIN from Aldytha basket.