African Fashion International (AFI) is excited to announce the four interns who will be joining its development programme Fastrack for the year 2018.
Each year for the past eight years AFI has been running the Fastrack programme, which is designed to fast track the careers of graduates in the fashion industry. Fastrack has developed into a credible “platform” for young designers to gain exposure in the fashion arena.
These are the four young people whose careers are about to be “fastracked”, taking them from school and straight to the runway. Rich Mnisi and Thebe Magugu are some of the designers that entered the Fastrack programme and are now counted amongst top designers in the country. Rich Mnisi has his range at Woolworths stores.
“AFI is passionate about nurturing the young designers through the Fastrack programme. Giving the top four designers the opportunity to show at AFI Joburg Fashion Week and affording one designer a spot to design for AFI Prive. Importantly the opportunity to be mentored by experts who will teach them about the business of fashion in this competitive world,” says AFI Marketing Manager, Roshnee Pillay.
The top four interns for Fastrack 2018 are as follows:
Dani Bitzounis (Johannesburg, Gauteng) to be hosted at Loin Cloth & Ashes in Gauteng
Cari St Quentin (Ballito, KZN) to be hosted at Jockey in Durban
Sindi Mbobo (Cape Town) to be hosted at House of Monatic in Cape Town
Aaliya Randeree (Sherwood, Durban) to be hosted at Kathrin Kidger in Durban
These interns will start their internship program on the 16th of April 2018 with House of Monatic, Jockey South Africa and Lion Cloth & Ashes. During this elevating experience the young designers will prepare for their ultimate showcase on the coveted Fashion Week runway in Joburg in August.
After showcasing at the Joburg Fashion Week, one out of the four interns will be selected to work with AFI’s in-house label, Prive.
This year’s winner will get R15 000 and a trip to New York.