36Boutiques & Foschini partner with young designers
36Boutiques and Foschini are working together to provide platforms for young designers.
Online fashion retailer, 36Boutiques and Foschini have partnered to showcase three limited edition designer T-shirts. The partnership aims to give the top three participants in the AFI Foschini Fastrack competition a platform to showcase their garments to a national audience and a chance to kick-start their careers in the fashion industry.
The AFI Foschini Fastrack competition is an initiative to give young student designers a prominent platform within the South African fashion industry. The panel of expert judges not only select the top students, but also provide invaluable advice and a constructive advice for all the young designers involved. The three top designers who designed the T-shirts for 36 Boutiques are:
Mia Kriek, a graduate from Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design who produced a collection inspired by the apocalypse style of the modern urban warrior woman that empowers women and portrays them as strong leaders and icons in society;
Chelsey Wilson, another graduate from Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design, produced a collection entitled "The Story of a Girl" showing pretty pastels in modern shapes, with a feminine and vintage feel to it; and
Thoki Tafeni, a graduate from Cape Town College of Fashion Design, who produced a collection inspired by the Frieda Kahlo painting, The Broken Column.
The limited edition designer T-shirts will be available exclusively on 36Boutiques.com while stock lasts.