The competition is known as the Cape Wools SAFW Designer Challenge 2018. (Picture: Supplied)

Cape Wools SA, in partnership with SA Fashion Week, announced the opening of the 2018 Cape Wools SA Designer Challenge. This is the second year that top South African designers will compete.
The competition will be known as the Cape Wools SAFW Designer Challenge 2018.
Two designers, one ladies wear and one menswear, will be selected by a panel of international judges, to showcase their collections for two seasons at SA Fashion Week, presenting a Winter and Summer collection respectively.

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As prize, the two designers will win a travel seminar to the “Making It In Textiles” Conference in Bradford, UK, during October, with flights and accommodation fully paid.
Louis de Beer, General Manager at Cape Wools SA, says, “This competition is going from strength to strength and SA Fashion Week is the perfect partner to support South African design talent through wool.” 

The competition will run for 4 months and will allow top South African designers the opportunity to design and produce their Autumn/Winter ’19 Collections, including ladies and menswear in collaboration with Cape Wools SA.
Louis de Beer said that designers love to work with wool due to its beautiful drape and soft handle, which is always appreciated by their discerning customers.