Our first year students held a small atelier style fashion show this past Saturday, the 22nd of October. The show was devised to showcase one piece from each freshman. The garments on show was the shift dress, designed around the themes 1920 – 1960 and colour blocking. Students got the opportunity to execute their design concept to the fullest by styling and presenting their looks as they envisioned them on their storyboards.
A few accolades were given in recognition of hard work and to those who went the extra mile. Certificates awarded were as follows:
Special Mention goes to Eduan Roos for his dress that oozed impeccable style.
Best Styling and Accessories went to Jeanie Roth for capturing the essence of Twiggy and the Kings Road.
Best Embellishment and Surface Design went to Genna Shrosbree for her 1920’s dress that paid homage to cubism and Sonia Delaunay.
Most Commercially Viable Design went to Louise Steytler for her layered lace dress.
Best Innovative Design went to Georgina Nivison for her dress inspired by Klimt.
Georgina said that her dress was inspired by the 1920s era, better known as the “roaring twenties.” She used a decorative vintage cotton with a mixture of black, gold and bronze and styled it with black thigh-high socks and a dainty black 1920’s inspired hat. She went on to say that receiving an award for the dress was such a rewarding feeling, makes all the hard work worthwhile and definitely creates an urge to succeed further.