The winning collection by Designer of the Year, Zarth.
To seal off what has been a phenomenal three-day event where designers and models showcased their talent on the runway, the Durban Fashion Fair held the Recognition Awards to acknowledge those who did exceptionally well at this Durban’s hottest fashion event. 

Hosted by media personality, Anele Mdoda, the DFF Recognition Awards 2018 were thrilling- with winners showing gratitude and local musicians bracing the crowd with great performances. 

The DFF 2018 Recognition Awards winners are: 

Fashion Innovator: Martin John Steenkamp

Martin John. 

Best ladies wear designer: Diva Designs by Brenda Quin

Brenda Quin. 

Best menswear designer: Chulaap

Chu Suwannapha.

DFF collection of the week: Muzi Mlambo

Muzi Mlambo.

Best of African collection: Samuel Quame, and Samma collection

Samuel Quame.

New face models: Nandile Mkhize and Ntando Shandu

Ntando Shandu and Nandile Mkhize. 

Rising stars: Zamabhele Ntshangase, Cari St Quentin, Khulekani Sithole & Sicelinhlanhla Ngcobo

The rising stars. 

Fashion legend: Amanda Laird Cherry

The designer of the year: Zama Mathe of Zarth

Zama Mathe. 

Images: Bongani Classic Ndlovu