Traditionally men wore dress shirts and women blouses, also known as chemises. That all changed in the mid-1800s when this classic item entered the wardrobes of women. Today it’s worn and loved by everyone.For the 2017 SAFW Student Competition you have to:
  • Design a shirt dress - airy but tailored, smart for everyday but also vacation-ready and suitable for the red carpet.
  • Focus on detail and design to create a timeless piece that’s not only gender neutral but also blurs age boundaries.
  • Choose fabrics that are cotton or cotton mix/blends
  • Design in white, black or stripes
  • Make sure your look fits a size 34 model
  • The finalists and winner will be announced at a show during the SAFW Designer Pop Up Shop - keep this in mind when you start the design process – make sure your garment is wearable, as it will be worn by a model during the show.
  • Look at the last page of this brief to see how international designers have embraced and creatively developed this timeless style over the years. Please make sure that you only take inspiration from this!
AminaGaffoorDurban University of Technology
DenigueMeyerElizabeth Galloway
EmiliaSarupdeoDurban University of Technology
Michaella RebeccaPollardDurban University of Technology
SafiyyahBhoratDurban University of Technology
SphowakheMbutoDurban University of Technology
ThobekileMchunuDurban University of Technology
VickyRouxVega School