This year, one Emerging Creative fashion designer will also win a sewing machine, sponsored by Brother South Africa and facilitated by the Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC). Bryan Ramkiliwan, chief executive officer of the CTFC, and Jackie Burger, editor of ELLE magazine, will select the winner for this award.
"As a developmental partner, the department is a supporter of the Emerging Creatives initiative that not only unearths the future in the design sector but also serves as a launching pad for talented South African designers. Given the quality of work displayed for 2012, it shows that the Emerging Creatives bar has gone a level up and is growing from strength to strength," says Lindi Ndebele-Koka, director (Multimedia) of DAC.
Emerging Creatives exposes young designers to the best in the business, including international buyers and media. It serves as a developmental platform for the next generation of designers, whose work is selected based on its quality, originality and ability to stand alongside world class designs. The programme has launched the design careers of Daniel Ting Chong, Lauren Fowler, Andile Dyalvane, Laduma Ngxokolo and Lyall Sprong.
The Design Indaba Expo takes place from 2 to 4 March 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)