DUT STUDENTS SHOWCASE FASHION TALENT
By Mandisa Magwaza
As part of the art extended programme the graphic design, fine art, jewellery, interior design, and fashion design held their annual fashion show at Durban University of technology city campus.
The focus was on recyclable material, as some students drew inspiration from fabric attached with choice condoms and their creativity on self made hand craft.
“I decide to use condoms to create awareness to students since KwaZulu-Natal HIV/AIDS rate has increased”, said Philani Mthembu art extend programme student.
The event focused on educating students who will begin their 1st year at their chosen field next year.
DUT fine art lecture John Roome mentioned that, “This teaches students to be creative, self confident and is a bonding exercise which works on different levels”.
This hour long occasion had the management of DUT and students excited and eager to co-operate by taking they lunch break to watch and scream in support.
Ngcebo Ngcobo graphic design 3rd student said, “I am amazed on what people can do out of recyclable material, I think this years fashion show was surprisingly amazing. I think at DUT we are very talented and gifted to be taught so much.” said Ngcobo.
Selected students which were catagorised as the best creative female were Chelsea Sissing, Pearlene Reddy, Kurina Govender, Amina Gaffor, Salina Ramadhin, Somi Nttsodi and Talente Khomo. With the best creative male being Sthabiso Sibisi, Ayanda Zondi, Simphiwe Ntuli, Samela Hlophe, Mbutho Sipho and Lungelani Mnyeni who will showcase their talent at the exhibition sustainable centre.
Sohana Singh from the eThekwini Municipality encouraged this event as the outcome for students to perform well in their desired career. She said, they have worked together with DUT for many years and this event is part of the curriculum to create garments out of recyclable material.
Singh added that the event will take place on the 22-24 of August at the exhibition Centre.