Thursday, 22 June 2017

NWSD Student Featured In YOU Magazine

Andrea Willow Beyers is a young talented individual from the coast of Mitchells Plain in Cape Town.  Graduated from the Oprah Winfrey Academy in 2017, Beyers feels that Oprah has equipped her with all the life lessons she needs to be a powerful woman.


From humble beginnings, Beyers started her education career at the Oprah Winfrey Academy in 2014. Her grandmother stumbled across an application form in a store newsletter, and so destiny’s plan for Beyers began to fall in place, but it was not yet done crafting its master plan.


A talented artist with sketches that comes alive on paper, Beyers has always had a passion for the fashionable arts. Now a recipient of the Gert Johan Coetzee Bursary, Beyers is chasing her dream towards fashion at the North West School of Design.





Featured in the YOU Magazine of 22 June, Beyers says that her ultimate goal would be to design a couture gown for Ms Winfrey who enabled her with the opportunity of a lifetime. “ I’d love to see her in a beautiful dress designed by me, as a way to say thank you for all she has done for me! “ explains Beyers.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Platinum Fashion Festival Trends 2017



Our fashion communication and buying students along with Principal Marlene Oosthuizen plan the event in sordid detail for each Platinum Fashion Festival. Herewith follows the trends for 2017.



The backdrop will stay the same as the previous year only with the elevated ramp.

The chairs will be covered with black and white chair covers (one row white one row black) the seating will look the same as last year except the pavilions will be taken out and the moderators and media will be seated at the end of the ramp on levelled seating.


The lighting will be the same as the previous year, but with no coloured lighting.

Hair & Make-up will be confirmed closer to date as more trends will be analysed up to October.


Putting a fashion show together seems easy, but what happens backstage is rarely seen by all.  
Analysing of trends, deciding on possible venues, Lighting, Seating are just few of the many things that our events team manages.

Head over to our facebook page to see the inspiration video behind the theme of the Platinum Fashion Festival 2017 and keep an eye out for more event developments.