This is the 9th year that one of SA's top celebrity designers, Gert-Johan Coetzee will be giving away not only one, but TWO Gert Johan Coetzee Bursaries.
The Fashion Design Bursary is worth R190 000-00
The Fashion Communication and Buying Bursary is worth R170 000-00
Gert-Johan Coetzee plans to grow the South African fashion industry through the Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary programme.
Photo: Hello Joburg
The theme for the Bursary Application is Style Tribes #Subcultures. A style tribe or fashion tribe is a group of people that dress in a distinctive style to show their membership in this group. Style, is an ever-evolving, ever-changing expression of one’s truest self. Trends also change. Fashion evolves constantly. But even the most dedicated trend followers and fashion leaders among us all tend to fall into different fashion cliques— “style tribes or subcultures.” At any given time in fashion, we will find that there is dominating subcultures and style tribes that influence and inspire designers. Examples include #Boho, #Grunge, #Preppy, #Minimalists, #PowerPlayer, #Street Style #Hippie
Bernina SA has been in partnership with NWSD and The Gert Johan Coetzee Bursary for few years now and is generously sponsoring the winner of the Fashion Design bursary with a sewing machine and an overlocker machine to the value of R 33 000.00.
Bernina SA will aslo be sponsoring the Fashion Communication and Buying bursary winner with a Bernette Chicago 5 sewing machine to the value of R10 670-00
Gert-Johan Coetzee with Prudence Kau (2012 Bursary winner) (left)
Christopher Gill (2014 Bursary Winner) (Middle)
and John-Wayne Keyser (2011 Bursary Winner)(Right)
To apply for the Fashion Design bursary, entrants should complete the online application available on www.nwsd.co.za and submit the supporting documents as specified. Fashion Design Applicants should submit the following electronically, (via the website application)
Gert-Johan Coetzee interviewed by PFF Media at the Platinum Fashion Festival 2016
To apply for the Fashion Communication and Buying bursary, entrants should complete the online application available on www.nwsd.co.za and submit the supporting documents as specified. Fashion Communication & Buying Applicants should submit the following electronically,
gert with Christopher gill, the 2014 bursary winner, who is now fulltime employed at Gert Johan Coetzee (Pty) Ltd
Yaseen Pinetown with Gert-Johan Coetzee