Today’s Alumni Focus is on Crystal Birch, who graduated in 2006 with a Diploma in Fashion Design. Crystal Birch has developed her skills and interest in visual language in fashion. She is slowly becoming one of South Africa’s most sought-after stylist and milliners.
Crystal has work extensively in fashion capitals New York, London, Los Angeles, Germany and South Africa. Her experiences range from getting published in top magazines like Elle Decor South Africa, Velvet, Contributing editor, Hellion, and Cosmopolitan, to travelling with the circus creating sequin-covered unitards for Mongolian mouth contortionists.
She has assisted established milliners such as Piers Atkinson and Noel Stewart and has been the right hand to Jackie Burger, Editor of ELLE South Africa, and Jan Malan, founder of FACE OF AFRICA for international fashion show productions. She is currently represented by One League Artist Management and was profiled as a creative in the November 2011 issue of Wallpaper Magazine.
Crystal is an example of what Elizabeth Galloway students can achieve with a solid educational background and the ambition to succeed in FASHION as a designer, stylist, milliner…
Photography: Sandra Weimarhttp://www.ghamannp.de/
Styling: Crystal Birch http://oneleague.co.za/
Model: Ellen van der Plancken,
Model: Jayde, http://
Hair and Make up: Sabine Wicker, Liganord
Location: Cape Town
Pictures 2 & 3
IMMO’s Cover Editorial
Photographer: Salar Kheradpejouh
Make Up: Ingrid Navratil
Styling: Crystal Birch
Model: Sam Laskey