This year the SAFW New Talent Search focuses on creativity and producing design that can inspire. If you have that then you might be the new talent they are searching for.
This leading fashion competition has been created by Lucilla Booyzen of SA Fashion Week together with industry-innovator Dion Chang for South African designers with the opportunity to exercise their creativity and build their brands.
“The SAFW Renault New Talent Search is one of the most established and prestigious fashion talent searches in South Africa. It is an annual competition that not only identifies South Africa’s hottest design talent, but also provides the winning designer with a springboard (and therefore competitive business advantage) into SA’s vibrant fashion arena” says Dion Chang.
“Renault South Africa’s brand vision is 100 per cent people-centric with aspiration, ambition, sustainability and growth. Design is an integral element of the Renault brand. It speaks to innovation, passion and technical savvy and never more so than with the launch of flagship products representing Renault’s Chief Designer, Laurens van den Acker’s, new face of Renault”, says Fabien Payzan, Vice-President of Marketing for Renault South Africa.
Renault South Africa is delighted to be taking a meaningful step towards turning the vision of young South African fashion designers into a positive reality. It is young South Africans such as last year’s SA Fashion Week Renault New Talent Search winner, Cutterier by Laz Yani, and his peers who will Drive the Change and ensure the sustainability of South Africa’s creative fashion industry in years to come”, concludes Payzan.
The SAFW Renault New Talent Search in association with Sunday Times Fashion Weekly is officially open to emerging designers in the South African fashion industry, who have not been in business for more than 7 years. So go on girls (and guys)- if you feel you can reinvent SA’s fashion, they might be searching for you.