The week-long event will start-off with fashion and craft exhibitions at the Festival Mall in Kempton Park from 14 – 19 October.
Designer and Executive President of SAFDA (SA Fashion Designer Agency) - Mr Sonwabile Ndamase had this to say about this year’s awards:
“I am thrilled with the calibre of designers we have chosen this year. Year on year this project produces better entrants which can only be a positive reflection on the industry”.
The awards will be presented during a star-studded VUKANI! Fashion Awards ceremony on 18 October at Shine Studios that will include an amazing VUKANI! Fashion stage production, unveiling the sophisticated creations of the twenty finalists created around this year’s theme “We have a story to tell”.
You might wonder why the Vukani Awards have been around for so long. Well, it's because the awards are a symbol of true commitment to ensuring that designers, from all walks of life in South Africa, access the opportunity to develop and market their skills through a platform that would ordinarily not be available for emerging and young fashion entrepreneurs.