Here’s a chance to show off your style and support our local fashion industry. Wear SA has organised a public showcase where they’re inviting you to show your locally made outfits. Members of the public, young designers, dressmakers, pattern cutters, seamstresses and anyone involved in the wider fashion industry are all welcome to join the show at Canal Walk on Saturday 7 April, 14:00.
There will be prizes for best dressed member of the public – male and female – as well as opportunities for an emerging menswear and ladies-wear designer to be recognised.
The Wear SA Fashion Festival takes place in conjunction with the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU). It is a campaign that seeks to promote the South African clothing and textile sector, encompassing design, manufacturing, retail and consumers, encouraging them to become ‘Local Label Lovers’.
The festival incorporates a series of events starting with the annual Fashioning the Future Workshop, followed by the ‘Fashion and all that Jazz’ gala dinner that takes place on the eve of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This is the first year that Wear SA will add the ‘People’s Runway’ to their collection of events.
South Africa has a proud fashion history, with some of the country’s designers taking to the international stage. But this is all about acknowledging local manufacturers and retailers, and those who keep the lifecycle going. “By buying locally made items, we, as South Africans, are helping to stimulate a sustainable industry that supports many thousands of workers across the country,” said Wayne Van Der Rheede, spokesperson for Wear SA. “We speak about this often, but now it is time for us all to take this on board and actually do it.
The Wear SA Fashion Forward People’s Runway will take place in the Centre Court at Canal Walk Shopping Centre on Saturday 7th April at 14:00. It is a free event. Join the movement #IWEARSA.
The WearSA designers, currently taking to the stage are:
- Yaone Refentse
- #Elle Collection
- Isabel de Villiers Clothing
- #DOD Democracy of Denim
Add your brand!
Email: email@example.com to participate in the People’s Runway.