We all know I am no fashionista, but I have a huge amount of admiration for anyone who can sew a beautiful garment and the latest season of Project Runway had me hooked – and the fact Anya won was amazing – it just goes to show what raw talent can do!
South Africa is melting pot of raw talent and the amazing fashion one sees just walking the streets of our cities is testimony to that. It’s because of this that competitions like the ELLE Rising Star Design Award are so important – they give such a unique platform to young individuals on the brink of fashion stardom, just waiting for this kind of big break opportunity.
So if YOU are young, talented and dreaming of your own fashion label, here’s your chance – this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as ELLE and Mr Price join forces in launching your career with the ELLE Rising Star Design Award for 2013.
Entries open on 20 May 2013 and entry forms and more information are available in the June issue of ELLE and online.
Not only will the winner be given the opportunity to launch his or her own fashion label, but an extensive mentoring programme will offer invaluable fashion and business knowledge that is needed to succeed in the competitive and dynamic world of fashion. There’s also a very handy cash prize of R25 000 from Mr Price which will help the winner launch his or her career.