It’s all systems go for the Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) 2016 with tickets to the 16 shows that will take to the ramp at the Durban Exhibition Centre between Wednesday, August 31st and Friday, September 2nd going on sale via Computicket.
Themed “Beyond Threads”, the DFF 2016 features 40 designers – including six from Africa and big names from within the South African fashion industry.
The city’s fashion extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, August 31 at 6pm with an evening of menswear featuring labels Black Pepper, Afro Amano and the House of St Luke. Followed at 7pm with Gravitie and Clemas Garments (Nigeria). Abrantie the Gentleman (Ghana) and Duke “Clothe Your Soul” will take to the catwalk at 8pm and ending the day at 9pm will be Shadow by Sidumiso (Zimbabwe) and Hombre’.
Six shows on Thursday, September 1st starting at 5pm feature labels from Glamour-SA Designs, Pengelly, Mo’ Creations & Couture (Zambia), House of Alfalfa, Karen Monk-Klijnstra, Diva Designs by Brenda Quin; Quitera and George, Ganu (Zimbabwe), Poqua Poqu (Ghana), Amos, Palse and an off-site show at the Durban Art Gallery venue in the city by Amanda Laird Cherry.
Shows starting at bit earlier at 4.30pm on Friday, September 2nd include the uKhozi FM the 2016 DFF Next Generation Designers show and the Interns by David Tlale as well as showings by Eullue; Colleen Eitzen, Kathrin Kidger, Terrence Bray, Thula Sindi, Mita-N Dzyns, Scarlett Haze and Ralfe’. The evening will culminate in another off site show by Zarth hosted at Lambert Road.
The DFF 2016 features a newly designed show space that acts as a world class canvas for producers and designers to display their creations. Modelled on current international show space trends, the set for DFF 2016 features a seamless, wide catwalk which focuses the attention of the audience on the models and provides the perfect setting for photographs and video.
Over the past five years, the DFF has wowed designers, the media, fashion buyers and the public and has brought out the very best in Durban’s existing and aspiring creatives. It forms part of the eThekwini Municipality’s Fashion Development Programme which has empowered over 500 designers and provided internships to Milan, Italy, for 46 newcomers to the fashion industry.
The DFF 2016 will culminate in the prestigious Durban Fashion Fair Recognition Awards on Saturday, September 3rd at the Inkosi Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. These will honour and recognise the top designers and models taking part in the DFF 2016 whilst also featuring the designs of the 2015 DFF’s international interns.
Tickets are now available at Computicket with tickets from R100 per person per show with students paying R50 per student per show. Tickets for the awards show are R200 per person and R100 per student.
For more information, go to www.durbanfashionfair.com