Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Meet Dudu Ratsuma NWSD Alumni class of 2016

Starting her fashion career in 2014, Dudu soon showed promise to become a memorable designer. In 2015 she won the Showstopper of the Year award with her Couture Collection and in 2016 she left the audience hungry for more with her impeccable Ready to Wear Collection. 
In early February 2017, she embarked on her journey freelancing for a small pattern company in Randburg. Around March, Dudu joined Tembisa Trendsetters where she was responsible for trend analysis, graphics for events, research regarding planned projects, fitting schedules and learing about the production of executing a fashion event.
As her journey continued at Thembisa Trendsetters, she was interviewed by ‘Come Again’ a programme that aired on SABC 1 and this is where she unknowingly announced her new brand URBANKNACK that will be launched soon.
“ URBANKNACK is a state-of-the-art BONA-FIDE, up to the minute trendy, Hip-chic brand with fashion of the world analytics incorporated to SA culture breeding a new world of afro pop civilians a distinctive Threads&Trends brand founded by myself “- explains Ratsuma Dudu is also giving back to the community by teaching basic pattern drafting, basic sewing, styling, & executing an idea from thought to a physical piece at Design Ministries.
 Ratsuma also sponsored a finalist for ‘Face of Township South Africa ‘ pageant. The finalist is a current resident of Ratsuma’s hometown Alexandra Township. The pageant was sponsored by Soweto TV and the Soweto Theatre and should air later this year on DSTV channel 251.

1 comment:

  1. Another young woman shifting boundaries. You go girl!