What a spectacular week it has been at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre – home of Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) where the fashion extravaganza took place for four days.
September 28 was the last day of DFF.
Young, up-and-coming designers showcased their talent to a massive crowd of fashionistas, buyers, the media, as well as the public in general.
Plus size models also took to the runway. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu
Presented by the eThekwini Municipality as part of its successful Fashion Development Programme, the DFF, now in it’s eighth year is an initiative that allows local creatives to strut their stuff alongside the best in the world. While offering a great platform for businesses within clothing, textile, footwear, and all things fashion to promote and market their brands, products and services.
Singer, Simthandele Mtolo with award winning designers, Athenkosi Mfungula, and Kwenzi Nkosi.
On the last day of the event, the organisation hosted the DFF Recognition Awards, which give accolades to designers and first-time models who did exceptionally well throughout the show.
Hosted by the newly crowned Miss SA, Zozobini Tunzi and radio personality, Selby Mkhize, this year’s Recognition Awards saw Durbanites grace the red carpet in the most appealing garments and we spotted some hot looks from the judges, designers, as well as invited guests.
Reigning Miss SA, Zozibini Tunzi. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu
The Durban Fashion Fair 2019 winners include designer of the year Zama Gumede, collection of the week Quietria, menswear collection of the year Athenkosi Mfungula and ladies wear designer of the year Kwenzi Nkomo while Austin Mabusa (male) and Thandeka Phakathi (female) won the best new face model awards.
Award winning designer, Quiteria Kekana with Lebo Fakamatah. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu