Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 253 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! On Thursday, 14 May, The Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng, Johannesburg hosted a clash of football and fashion for the Nedbank Cup Football Fan Fashion final. Sixteen designs by 16 of the country’s best fashion students, mentored by 16 of the country’s most talented fashion mavericks for 16 devoted super fans, were showcased at the glamorous affair. The lead up to the event saw head judges Jenny Andrew, fashion director and contributing editor Thembalethu Zulu of Wanted magazine and Lerato Tshabalala, social columnist for the Sunday Times embark on a cross country campus tour that saw them whittle down hoards of hopefuls to just 16 of the most promising fashion future talent. The students were then paired with leading fashion designers to mentor them in their creative process. Designers include those who have put South Africa on the world stage with their jaw-dropping work, such as David Tlale, Chu Suwannapha, Gert Johan Coetzee, Gavin Rajah, Klûk CGDT and Fundudzi by Craig Jacobs to name a few. More Articles You Would Love #OOTD: Hamisa Mebeto Gives Us A Taste Of Her New African Print Bodycon Dress! Yay Or Nay? Watch The Moment Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock On Stage For Joking About His Wife Jada Each student had to take inspiration from a team, which the designer had picked in a draw, and use that team’s logo, colours and heritage as part of the vision for their runway-ready garments. In closing, Gavin Rajah took home the titles as the best designer. And with the two images below it’s not hard to see why. From the Gavin Rajah Team – “This season saw us competing with 15 other designers to clinch the Best Designer Award at Nedbank Football Fashion. Designers were paired with a soccer team in the Nedbank Cup and a young designer. We teamed up with SuperSport United FC and young designer Minette Olivier. Our design was inspired by the history of the club and its rise in the league. We focused on creating a garment that transformed on the ramp and showed the vibrancy of the team. We wanted to bring a strong couture element to the design (something that we are good at!) whilst also being sensitive to cultural appropriation in the context of South Africa. We would like to thank the esteemed panel of judges, that included Jenny Andrews (Fashion Director & Stylist), Themba Zulu (Sunday Times Lifestyle Correspondent) and Lerato Tshabalala (Fashion Director), Nebank, On Point PR, Mary Reynolds and last but not least our team at GAVIN RAJAH ATELIER.” Source: mediaupdate.co.za Read More On South Africa footballGavin Rajahnedbankwinner Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You Here Is What Africans Need To Learn About The New Black American Movement... Miss Africa International 2023 Set To Be Hosted In Accra, Ghana This August VIDEO: Black American Dexter Caffey Traces His Ancestry To Egyptian Pharoah Ramses III... Essential Makeup Tips For Black Women With Style VIDEO: A Sneak Peak Of What You Miss At Kumasi Fashion Week 2023 Here Is How Ugandans Reacted To President Museveni Signing On The New Anti-LGBTQ Ghanaian Designer Duaba Serwa Expands Their Portfolio With A New Collection Using Origami... Relive The Moment Mantsho’s Stormed SA Fashion Week SS23 With These Astonishing Designs LGBTQ Thief Who Stole Tanzanian Designers Clothes At Airport Baggage Reclaim, Will Be... GAP Clothing Goes After Kanye West For Breach Of Contract & Files $2Million... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.