Over 40 local designers are expected to showcase at #DFF2018. Picture: Supplied.
From September 19-22, the Durban ICC  will be transformed into a fashion extravaganza for the seventh annual Durban Fashion Fair. 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Durban Business Fair, this year's DFF is themed 'AfroFuturism' and the eThekwini municipality is thrilled to host fashion enthusiasts, including over 40 designers- as well as nine creatives from the African continent, who will all be showcasing their creations at the #DFF2018. 

The showcasing designers are: 
  • September 19 - 2018 DFF Mentees (18:00); Markham (19:00); Mo’ Creations & Couture (Zambia); Eve-O (Zimbabwe); Modesta (20:00); Palse and Duke – Clothe Your Soul (21:00).

Expect to see stunning 'Afrofuturism' at the #DFF2018. Picture: Supplied. 
  • September 20 – Emerging designers are as follows: Cherish by Carita Adams; Whimzical by Black Bear Kouture; Emerikay; Emmanuel Titito; Indoni Fashion House; Martin John; Maurice Hozi; Messrs Basswood; Vyagor Louvre; Thandeka Madikizela; (18:00) Azee Tanzi; Mita-N Dzyns; MorQ Designs by Warren Morck (19:00); Yordi Designs (Ethiopia); Rodrig Couture (Cameroon); Jacqui Emmanuel (20:00); Amanda Laird Cherry/ALC (21:00); Diva Designs by Brenda Quin; Noice (22:00).
  •  September 21 – LT Peculiar Couture (Gaborone); Nivaldo Thierry (Mozambique) (18:00) Samma Collections (Burundi); Clemas Couture (Nigeria); House of Saint Luke (19:00); Eullue and KarenMonkKlijnstra (20:00); Quame Owusu (Ghana) and Chulaap (21:00); Treasure Cindi and Zarth (22:00).
  •  September 22 – Zaviar Fashions; Plus Supreme Collections; Black Pepper (19:00); DFF Fashion Recognition Awards (20:00).
On the last day of the event (September 22), media personality, Anele Mdoda will be hosting the 2018 DFF Recognition Awards. 

Stunning costumes will be all over the show at #DFF2018. Picture: Supplied. 

The fashion-forward evening will recognise the Durban Fashion Legend of the year, the Best Ladies’ Wear Collection, the Best Menswear Collection, the Next Generation/ Emerging Durban Designer of the year, the Fashion Innovator and the Collection of the Week. 
Three rising stars – our top three 2018 mentees – will also be identified.

Tickets are R100 per person per show with students paying R50 per show (Sept 19/20/21) and for the Recognition Awards, tickets cost R200 per person with students paying R100. 
Tickets can be purchased at webtickets.co.za or at your nearest Pick n Pay outlets.