First of all congratulations to all the amazing graduate students that showcased their collections!

AFI Foschini Fastrack was a great success. The winning designers are (in alphabetical order) Chelsey Wilson (Elizabeth Galloway), Mia Kriek (Elizabeth Galloway),  as well as Thoki Tafeni (Cape Town College of Fashion Design) – selected by our renown industry expert panel. Click here for more background information on all the participating students as well as schools and our judges.


Apart from the top 20 graduates’ fashion shows of the 5 participating schools taking place, various speakers from the industry held short talks such as Emma Jordan from ifashion and various representatives from Foschini. Also entertainment was not short with rappers and dancers rocking the stage.

The 3 winners won the opportunity of an internship at Foschini and commenced their internship on the 18th of July for 1 month. The young designers will be taken through various Foschini departments. They will be taken through the entire process of creating a garment (from design to sample making to sample approval), designers will be equipped with presentation skills (a board presentation to the buying team). The winners will get a profile write up on Club magazine, a profile feature on Foschini website, and the produced designer’s garments will be merchandised on the 3 stores windows.The designers’ collection range will be in stores end November 2011 or beginning December 2011.

The Cape Town Fashion Council would like to thank Brother for their generous sponsorship valued at R 222 770 (Cash prize R50 000 and Brother equipment valued at R 172 770).  Not forgetting the 2 lovely Brother ladies- Ria Carlson and Melissa Mostert- Thank you so much!