Friday, July 23, 2010

Fashion Friday 23:07:2010

Its Friday and time to check out what everyones wearing....

Courtney Caroll - 3rd yr

Suzanne Aldridge - Director

Brittany Stroebel - 1st yr

Monique Solomons - 2nd yr

Ra-eesah Fredericks - 1st yr

Wendy Magson - 3rd yr

Bianca Fobian - Managing Director

Kylie Jannsen - 2nd yr

Jessica Newton - 3rd yr

Hannah Lavery - 2nd yr

Kim Sassen - 3rd yr

Thursday, July 22, 2010

DAF/Hemporium/Top Billing Eco Friendly Collaboration

Recently Top Billing approached the Design Academy of Fashion about designing 6 outfits (3 male/3 female)for their July Eco friendly Edition of Top Billing Magazine. We put the current 3rd year class to the task of creating their looks in groups of 2. We then contacted Tony Budden from Hemporium to see if they would be interested in getting involved and sponsoring DAF hemp fabrics for the project, which they very graciously agreed to. The students all worked extremely well together and managed to create 6 cohesive, thoughtful and Eco Friendly looks. DAF could not be more pleased with the outcome - the shoot was a great success, both DAF and Hemporium got fantastic exposure and most importantly - this project helped create awareness of Eco friendly design, exposed the many advantages of the (often misunderstood) hemp plant and proved that Eco friendly fashion need not be dull or uninteresting!
Thanks to everyone who took part.
The July issue of Top Billing magazine out now!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Design Academy of Fashion is hosting an open day on the 31st of July 2010 from
The students will be exhibiting their work and there will be an array of yummy cakes and tea/coffee available.
So come and visit, view the students creations and indulge in some designer cup cakes!
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I knew I had seen this before!!!

The new Vanity Fair cover featuring Twilight Beauties, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Dakota Fanning has come out and it seems they have re-done the Vogue April 1940 cover!!

I think it looks stunning although I have not seen a mention of the fact that inspiration was clearly drawn from the vintage Vogue cover.

Which one do you think is better?

Images and

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2013 as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Provisional registration certificate No.2010/HE07/002

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award 2010

Cape Town Regional Finalists-including Courtney Carroll (front row, second from right) and Jessica Newton's (back row, middle) designs.

National Finalists-including Jessica Newton's Design-far left

Three Cape Town student designs were chosen to participate in the national finals of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award. Twenty students from Cape Town were originally chosen as regional finalists and two of our talented Third Year students were among them.

The theme this year was "Its a Blooming Great Day" and saw students getting creative with everything flower themed-from daffodil inspired silhouettes to garments made of hundreds of little handmade flowers.

Original Design, construction and translation from storyboard to actual garment were all judged by Malcolm Kluk, Christiaan Gabriel du Toit, David Tlale and Terrence Bray before a final choice was made.

Well done to Courtney Carroll who was one of the Top 10 Cape Town Finalists
Congratulations to Jessica Newton who made it into the Top 10 National Finals to be held in Durban mid July.

Pictures and more information at

Monday, May 24, 2010

Movie Night!!!

The DAF students are holding a movie night at the college this Thursday, 6:30-movie starts at 7:00- They will be showing Valentino the last Emperor.

R30 get s you a ticket, popcorn and a beverage.

Bring blankets and cushions to get cosy while watching!

Hope t see you there!