Cape Wools SAFW Designer Challenge

 

 
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.

 

Louis de Beer, CEO at Cape Wools SA, says, “The wool industry is extremely excited about the opportunity to work closely together with SA Fashion Week in showing the superb qualities of South African Merino Wool”.

 

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 “Making it in Textiles” Conference in Bradford, UK before SAFW in October.

 

“Industry 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 chain” Lucilla Booyzen.