The South African Designers that have been awarded the very first Cape Wools SA prize are Jacques van der Watt of Black Coffee for ladieswear and Ephraim Molingoana of Ephymol for menswear. Jacques and Ephraim are prominent influencers in the South African Fashion Industry.
Part of the prize is a sponsored opportunity for both the designers to show their AW18 collections in October and SS18 collections next year as well as receiving a travel seminar to the â€śMaking it in Textilesâ€ť Conference in Bradford, UK before SAFW in October.
â€śIndustry collaborations of this nature are of the utmost importance in developing a vibrant creative Fashion Design Industry in a country. We are eagerly looking forward to the next three years, when each year will give different designers the opportunity to work with Cape Wool SA in creating their Collections. This opportunity will not only boost the designers that are selected for this prestigious prize, but it will also have a ripple effect, that will influence the full value chainâ€ť Lucilla Booyzen.