Karen Monk Klijnstra's avant-garde. Picture: SDR.
Karen Monk Klijnstra's avant-garde. Picture: SDR.

LOOK: The best looks from past Durban Fashion Fair events

By Thobile Mazibuko Time of article published Sep 19, 2019

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The annual Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from September 25-27.

In partnership with eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Business of Fashion, this year’s DFF will see more than 50 designers, including six from other African countries, put on a show

Below is a recap of some of the hottest looks showcased in previous years. 


Karen Monk Klijnstra

At last year's DFF, Karen Monk Klijnstra exhibited an avant garde collection, rich in striking colours and fabrics. 

Karen Monk Klijnstra striking designs. 

Martin Steenkamp

From the emerging designers, Martin Steenkamp stood out with his menswear 3D collection, which can also be worn by women. He deserved his fashion innovation award. 

Martin Steenkamp's winning collection. 



Duke's  asymmetrical suits drew inspiration from the Xhosa culture, but added a modern flair to it. 

The Duke. 

Eli Ball

Eli Ball's use of sequins and patterns stole the show. We love accessories made from feathers. 

Sexy and elegant in Eli Ball. 


Black Bepper

Black Pepper's runway had models showing off an all-black range of well-fitted suits and capes. 

The Black Pepper. 

Brenda Quinn

Brenda Quinn's mission was to bring life to the runway, and she did. The multi-award-winning designer wowed the crowed with her collection rich in summer colours. We love how she combined florals with patterns. 

The Brenda Quinn summer lady. 

Tickets for the DFF, at R100 per person per show,  are on sale via webtickets.co.za or at Pick n Pay outlets. Students pay R50 per show. Tickets for the Awards Evening on September 28 cost R200 per person.  

Pictures: SDR Photo. 

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