As some of you might know, for the last few months I've been part of the judging panel for the Elle Rising Star Design Awards. Of course it's been an amazing experience, not only because of the opportunity to debate and exchange ideas about the future of our industry with the rest of the judging panel, but also because it was a chance to be exposed to and for a brief time be part of the journey that the finalists went through, and exchange ideas with them. I've always said my favourite fashion talent is always the young talent, for numerous reasons, and last night was a beautiful showcase of those reasons. Anyway, enjoy the pics and the highlights from the finalist's ranges. For now I gotta run, I'm meeting up with the winner Nicholas Coutts to do a likkle video interview, which I'll post up next week. Enjoy.
p.s. I must give props to Deon Redman who was responsible for the production last night, it was fucking Amaze! Well fucking done!
THE WINNER: NICHOLAS COUTTS
JACQUELINE LE GRANGE
LAST YEAR'S WINNER JANE ELIZABETH KOTZE (2012)
This dress is everything!!!! That pattern you see in front is all made up of handsewn inserts. Not printed, not applique'd, handsewn, in different fabrics!