Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PFF calling all NWSD Alumni By Marvin Masike

PFF calling all NWSD Alumni
By Marvin Masike

The Platinum Fashion Festival 2015 is taking things to another level. This two day fashion fair and extravaganza not only hosts 4 shows, a food fair, design fair and loads of live performances, but also will feature Avante Garde creations showcased by the NWSD Alumni. 

North West School of Design and the organizers of the Platinum Festival is inviting all alumni to create an Avante Garde look to the theme – Renaissance Affair which will be showcased during the PFF Ancient World Installation, Friday 6 November @ 19h00. 

Introducing the 2015 Platinum Fashion Festival

For more details on the fashion festival and program see

Take a Look At last Years Show

2014 1st year Avante garde fashion installation by designer Samu Nhlapo

As a alumni all your questions are answered below;

1.     Q: What costs are involved in participating to the fashion festival?
A: There will be no charges for you to take part in the collection showcase


2.     Q: Okay now I’m interested what should I do now?

A: Great, once you are interested you need to email Marlene Oosthuizen of North West school of design at to arrange and confirm the participation.

Another 1st year Avante grade fashion instillation by designer Tshepo Montingoe.

3.     Q: what about the model?

A: You can chose any celebrity model of your choice to showcase your collection, once you’ve found and contacted them, please kindly inform Marlene Oosthuizen about the arrangement.  The Alumni collection is the highlight of the Ancient World Installation as the show is ended with the Alumni-Celebrity looks.  The celeb model will then, as the show ends, go directly to the red carpet media platform for tv, blogger and press media interviews and photos.  Your celeb model can also at this stage be available for photos with fans!


Celeb model include actors, performers, reality show celebs and significant / high status pageant title holders. 


4.     Q: what about the theme, fabric and styling of the collections?

A: The overall PFF theme for 2015 is Pinnacles of fashion, Past, Present and future.  Your Avante Garde (Showpiece) forms part of the Ancient World Installation and your design is Renaissance Affair.  Remember this will be Avante Garde collections as extravagant as possible, with a good balance of creativity, innovation and use of technical skill!


You have total creative control of the styling and make up of your look.  You can arrange with the PFF styling team to do the styling and make up or you are welcome to do this yourself.  If you wish to bring your own celeb stylist then please inform Marlene about this. 

 2014 1st year Avante garde fashion installation by designer Rebaone Malane

5.     Q: where and how will the fittings take place?

A: you need to arrange the fittings you with the model, Marlene will be available for assistance if needed, but since you are a professional designer, we know that you can manage your own fittings and quality control. 


6.     Q: When and how do I submit my work?

A;  You can send photographed images of your final look and email this to Marlene during the week leading up to the event.  You will take your gowns and model to the dressing room on Friday 6 November, at 17h00.  A dressing room pass will be allocated to you for pick up at the Information Centre between 9h00 and 17h00 on Friday 6 November. 

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