SAFW was held at Sandton City from April 9-14. Picture: Eunice Driver.
SAFW was held at Sandton City from April 9-14. Picture: Eunice Driver.
Turbans are still fashionable.
Turbans are still fashionable.
Colour was brought to the runway. Picture: Eunice Driver.
Colour was brought to the runway. Picture: Eunice Driver.
Fashion is all about creativity, and that’s exactly what Durban University of Technology (DUT) students brought to the South African Fashion Week (SAFW) runway.

SA Fashion Week was held from April 10 to 15 at Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Titled “The Rise of the OXX”, the collection was made from recycled material to evoke emotions and it stole the show at the SAFW.

Stylish two piece by DUT students. 

The quirky collection was made up of jumpsuits with emojis, graffiti on men’s pleated skirts, knitted sling bags, and kimonos, leaving a powerful statement with their innovative designs.

“With this collection, we wanted to give South African fashion a platform to rule in its own place,” said Gideon, creative director at the DUT department of fashion and textile, and an award-winning designer himself.

All made from wool by DUT students. 

“We gave an opportunity to third-year student designers to be as creative as possible, without using too much expensive fabric. We wanted them to tell stories through fashion.”

Some of the material used for this collection included rubber matting, recycled wires and plain rope.

These are the top looks presented by the Durban University of Technology.

-Pictures: Eunice Driver.