This event is by far the strongest of all the fashion elements. The brief goes to colleges and universities throughout Durban and surrounding areas that offer fashion design on a full or part time basis. The Young Designer Award is the biggest and most supported design competition in the region, aimed at emerging talent, currently in South Africa.
It is a unique concept and in previous years it engaged the colleges and universities as well as the students, throughout SA. Our current aim is to focus on and promote emerging Durban and KZN talent. In 2016 prizes awarded to the winners were as follows:
Each of the ten finalists will receive R2 000 from Gold Circle.
The winner will receive a “fashion” travel package to Johannesburg to experience S A Fashion Week courtesy of Durban Fashion Fair, a project of the Business Support, Markets and Tourism Unit of the City of Durban. Should the winner meet the criteria of the SAFW Sunglass Hut New Talent Search 2017, they will receive consideration as a finalist to participate in this prestigious fashion competition. The winner will also receive R5 000 from Gold Circle and R5 000 from Schweppes, a spectacular Huawei P10 Lite Smartphone from Huawei and Vodacom, a R5 000 Gift Card courtesy of Gateway Theatre of Shopping, a CANON PowerShot SX620 HS Digital Camera valued at R2 800 courtesy of Daisy Business Solutions, a Magical Mangwanani Moonlight Night Spa voucher to the value of R1200, a R2 500 Gift Card courtesy of Forever New, a Clarins hamper to the value of R1 200 and a Zadig and Voltaire hamper valued at R2100.
Second prize R3 000 and third prize R2 000 from Gold Circle