Strutting the runway. Picture: Bongani Classic Ndlovu.
As part of the strategy to tackle youth unemployment, the Durban Fashion Fair gave young emerging models an opportunity to showcase their talent on the runway. 

Held at the Durban ICC by eThekwini Municipality, the DFF  saw talented models strutting the runway in African designer clothes. 

Some of the models who walked at DFF for the first time were very ecstatic to be part of Durban’s most anticipated fashion event.  


Christelle Igihozo. Picture: Bongani Classic Ndlovu. 

“This has been my third year coming to audition and when they called me to say I’ve made it, I was actually blown away. Since day one, the experience has been amazing. Walking on the ramp in these designer clothes feels great- although I almost fell, I stood my ground,” says Christelle Igihozo, a 20-year-old model. 

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Vusumuzi Makhathini, (20) currently studying Accounting at the Durban University of Technology is grateful to participate in such a huge platform. 

“I’ve always wanted to see myself modelling and acting. Being granted this opportunity means a lot to me because I’m getting closer to my dream. I’m still young, being on this big stage is quite a big deal and I’m very grateful,” says Makhathini. 

Vusumuzi Makhathini. Picture: Bongani Classic Ndlovu. 

Tonight is the last day of DFF 2018 where radio & TV Personality, Anele Mdoda will be hosting the 2018 DFF Recognition Awards.