Beauty & Fashion

New Faces Slay on the Runway for 2017

New Faces Slay on the Runway for 2017

The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) – now in its sixth year – has seen the eThekwini Municipality create a platform for new faces/models.

Out of thousands who casted to take part in this year’s DFF, only twenty were selected to participate in a “model boot camp” – the ultimate model training workshop.

 

The aim of this workshop is to train aspiring models in all aspects of modelling including how to walk on the runway alongside professional models, etiquette at photographic sessions, as well as ways of keeping fit and healthy. This year, the workshop also focussed on functional training that incorporated strength training, body weights and aerobics three times a week up until the show date in August .

 

“As each year passes, the Durban Fashion Fair grows from strength to strength, incorporating various programmes that the eThekwini Municipality has put in place. These have included internships, designer and make-up workshops and model boot-camps,” said Sindi Shangase the Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit Programme Manager who spearheads the annual Durban Fashion Fair.

 

“There is so much talent on our doorstep from designers to new faces, and I believe it is up to us and the team behind the Durban Fashion Fair to offer these platforms and provide opportunities relating to the fashion industry,” added Shangase.

 

Taking the title of the DFF New Face male winner for 2017, is Samkelo Patrick Shinga.

 

Shinga may have graduated from the Mangosuthu University of Technology with an electrical engineering qualification, but finding himself on the ramp at the Durban Fashion Fair is what has really put a spark in his step.

 

The 26-year-old, who currently lives in Umlazi, entered the 2017 Durban Fashion Fair Model Search to help realise his long term ambition of being a successful model and has enjoyed showing creations by newcomers to fashion, as well as established designers and labels such as Clemas, Bakhar, House of St Luke, Palse Homme and 2017 DFF Durban Designer of the Year, Terrence Bray.

 

He spends most of his spare time working out in the gym and hopes to have established his newly found modelling career within the next five years.

 

The female New Face winner is 21 year-old Nonjabulo Samantha Jali from Port Shepstone.

 

In order to follow her dream of being a successful international model and business woman, Jali recently relocated to Durban to start focussing on her modelling career, even though she studied shipping logistics.

 

She says that she entered the 2017 Durban Fashion Fair model search to follow in the footsteps of the many professional models that she had seen on television.

 

Throughout her DFF experience she has discovered her love for the ramp where she has shown designs from the likes of Quiteria and George, Kathrin Kidger, Treasure Cindi, Kireshen Chetty, Terrence Bray, Jacqueline Emmanuel, Brenda Quinn and House of Alfalfa.

 

She hopes that, as she establishes her career in modelling, she can become a role model for others. “I am a small town girl with big aspirations. I am sure that my-never-die attitude and love for people will inspire young models. I have set out to live my life in such a way that I can become a gracious, independent and diligent woman. If I could inspire just one girl out there, it would be a dream come true,” she says.

 

Her hobbies include reading and listening to music.

 

Lastly, both winners agreed that they are thankful for the opportunity that the DFF has given them and are proud to be the faces for the 2018 DFF campaign.

 

 

Get It Magazine Durban July 2018

Celebrating Africa
View magazine
 

Its time to READ competition

A wise man once quipped: Creativity is contagious. Pass it on. Albert Einstein certainly knew what he was speaking about, and when it comes to encouraging creativity and imagination in our youth, just think of the untold treasure, waiting to be discovered!

 

Glad to go camping

The kids are on their mid-year hols and a camping weekend’s on the cards. Woo hoo.

 

How are you enjoying your Cadbury Breakaway?

Chocolate wrapped and filled wafer. On a chilly winter night, there’s really not much more we want than this, a mug of coffee and a good book.

 

July spoil

Adventure awaits…

 

Buon appetito!

With nothing but a suitcase full of dreams and her faithful friend ‘the cello’, Cecilia Di Cecco left Italy to work as a musician with the KZNPO in Durban. Here she learnt to cultivate her music and at the same time began a love affair with food that eventually led to the recent launch of her first cookbook, Cucina in South Africa.

 

A fairy tale for modern times

Being massive fans of everything royal (especially the recent wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry) we absolutely cannot wait for the release of this 124 page royal bookazine, The Royal Wedding: A People Magazine Exclusive Collector’s Souvenir (R100).

is a national brand of premium free magazines available in centres across the country.

Click here


to see other Get It magazines in the network.