“As a Gauteng resident travelling to Klerksdorp, North West I found a very well organised event, welcoming hosts and people. I immediately felt part of the NWSD fashion community. I believe the Platinum Fashion Festival is a great platform for students to showcase real fashion to fantastic people. I found that each student gets nurtured in their design style by optimising their talents. Not all will be noted designers but they will all have the aesthetics, that is why they should stay true to their own design personalities.”
Suzaan Heyns – noted fashion SA designer
“ FDTV Team would like to thank #Marlene Oosthuizen #Charles Oosthuizen #Gert-Johan Coetzee and the rest of the team for making the Platinum Fashion Festival 2014 a great success.”- Fashion District TV
“Congratulations to all the NWSD #PlatinumFashionFestival winners. We are very proud of you as parents and will support you throughout. Tons of love.
Well done to all the winners, it was really a wonderful event.” -Ntoby TU Maphike (mother of 1st year Guest Designer – Lesedi Maphike)
Ntoby featured second from right, with her daughter, Lesedi Maphike (recipient of the 1st year Guest Designer Award 2014.)
Loko from Mzansi Big Brother 2014 and guest DJ Miza
This is what Moloko Makhafala (Loko from Big Brother Mzansi 2014) had to say ...
“Thank you to the North West School of Design for the invite to the #Platinum Fashion Festival this past weekend.
Lots of exciting upcoming designers I am looking forward to be working with.
Great being in the company of products of this institution such as the likes of @gertjohancoetzee.
Exquisite night with beautiful people and gorgeous fashion. “
Gert-Johan Coetzee and Mercia Matlhaku – Ramagaga (both NWSD graduates)
Both external moderators for the Platinum Fashion Festival.
Gert-Johan Coetzee (exclusive SA designer and NWSD graduate)
“The event of NWSD grows year after year, the Platinum Fashion Festival was great !!! It is amazing to see the passion for fashion in the student collections’ work. I love their drive and passion for fashion, and I am proud of my college. I also wish to congratulate, Christopher Gill, the Gert-Johan Coetzee – bursary Winner 2014 to the NWSD family.”
Pieter Kruger (Makgone Managment) and Nic
Pieter Kruger (owner of Makgone Management)
“And most of all, Thank you, Marlene Oosthuizen because of your guidance and vision made it all possible.#bestPrincipal #thankyou
Zanele Quntana (mother of Sisanda Quntana, 2nd year graduate) @Marlene Oosthuizen,
“wow, I am the proudest mother in the whole world. Thank you very much for unleashing her talent. I am really proud of North West School of Design Keep up the excellent work that you are doing at your institution.”
Razia Samson – Benclo Recruitment Consultant –
“Thank you North West School of Design for a brilliant show on Saturday !!! Well done to all the designers and event management students. We had a lovely time, looking forward to your new concept next year.”
Petro Nel – DA Councillor (Matlosana)
“Ek is by North West School of Design se Modevertoning! Ongelooflik !!!!! So trots op Marlene Oosthuizen en al haar studente en skool !!! Groot ster in ons dorp !!!!”
Petro Nel – DA Councillor (Matlosana)
“Dankie !!! klomp nuwe mense ontmoet – kreatiewe mense wat ‘n ander uitkyk op die wereld het, as ons vervelige politici?”
Stephan Morris - NWSD graduate student
“After looking at the NWSD photo’s from their Platinum Fashion Festival over the weekend, I am blessed to have experienced with such talented people ... a job well done everybody. Sad to have missed it...”
Johann Koekemoer – (proud dad of 3rd year graduate, Marisca Koekemoer)
“Baie dankie vir die drie jaar se deel wees van Marisca se opleiding wat sy ontvang het. Baie geluk met Saterdag se Fashion Show !!! Dit was weer suksesvol !!!
Hoop NWSD sal nog vele groot ontwerpers oplewer !!!”
“Thank you North West School of Design for having us at your Annual Platinum Fashion Festival. Well done to all ..”
Lebogang Kepadia (1st Year student NWSD – 2014)
“Thank you so much. Your support was highly appreciated! You have no idea of how much we all appreciate it.”
Lebogang, coincidentally won the “First Year Showstopper 2014”
"A platinum fashion show was held in Klerksdorp . The fashion show was an immaculate event that made everyone present feel like Paris had been flown all the way down to South Africa at Klerksdorp. It was a sensational show that displayed the professional modeling, art styles and marvelous designs that people had put together. Not forgetting the organizers who made the whole show an unforgettable paradise experience. I, “Mercia Matlhaku Ramagaga” was invited on behalf of the PACC (Provincial Arts & Culture Council) as the moderator of the auspicious event.
Everything and everyone were at par level of professionalism and looking beautiful of course. The first year students’ show was called “The Installation” and the standard of their hats and garments was a Durban-July fitting. The second years’ also out did themselves by showing out with some flawless beautiful garments too. As for the third years’ buyers collections were garments that are currently trading and it was absolutely on point.
Media also had a huge role at the fashion show with their photo shoots, red carpet and top class stages. Their work was just great and professional as well and definitely everyone couldn’t wait to see the show on television since was being being broadcasted and also get the DVDs and pictures.
Top fashion icons/celebrities like Gert Johan Coetzee and a few more others were present at the show, and Gert himself gave out a bursary to show his love of fashion and appreciation of talent that all had witnessed at the event.
In conclusion, the show was very successful and worth attending since it was indeed an unforgettable event in Klerksdorp. More so, we hope to have more of such events in the future to promote the talent that our youngsters have to show." - Mercia Matlhaku Ramagaga