We absolutely love it when creatives of our industry give young people the opportunity and platform to achieve their dreams. David Tlale is one of those people.
The internationally acclaimed designer brings to you The Intern, a brand new reality show which will consist of 12 hopeful fashion designers who will battle it out for the title of Assistant Designer for the House of David.
David Tlale has already held numerous auditions around the country but still has Johannesburg to do as well. ZAlebs caught up with the fashion designer to hear more about The Intern auditions.
David has described the vibe and environment of the auditions as very positive and exciting.
"It's quite exciting we've seen hundreds of designers trickle in we've had very long days of holding these auditions. But we're not complaining because that's what we're about. We want to see young designers really coming forth to make sure that they prove themselves and to make sure that they are part of the show."
Now you're probably wondering how you can audition for this opportunity right? David explains:
"If you want to get through to the auditions, first of all, you've got to have your portfolio ready and you have to get three looks ready and complete for judging. People always think they have to draw but that's not the case, you just have to present your collection and your sketches. What we're looking for is designers with a passion and a vision and also with a vision to move South African fashion forward."
You might think The Intern is David's new concept, but it's not. The Internship started back in 2012 and has had 5 successful years however, it has never had a reality show before and this year marks its first season on TV.
"The intern started out back in 2012 and we've been doing it for the past 5 years, it started out in KZN so this year we've decided to take it to the small screen. Which is going to be our very first season where people are going to be exposed to seeing the DNA of what The Intern by David Tlale really entails. And yes, we pray to God that we have more other seasons coming through." said David
David Tlale has mentioned that The Intern has been such a successful concept as some of his previous intern winners have gone to join his designing team.
If you're fashion designer based in Joburg, you can still audition today for The Intern. For the rest of us, we'll just have to wait for the reality show to air on SABC 3 soon.
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