Fashion Communiqué

With the celebrations of Easter, Mayday and the Royal Wedding still fresh in our minds.

April 2011
By North West School Of Design

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Well what have we here?  Derelique to true fashion?

One man’s junk is another mans treasure. Those wise words could never be more true. And its not everyday that you would see that something considered as a waste can be created beautifully into a useful item or even…yes, fashion.

Well at NWSD we are all extremely excited about what we will be taking on in the coming month of may. And in true style of bringing the mountain to Mohammed we are doing the fashion shows in three various cities, The City Mall in Klerksdorp on the 14’th of May and again in River Square Mall in Vereeniging and theCrossings Mall in Mafikeng on the 28’th of May. What a Jam Packed two weeks indeed! And to make things a lot more interesting we have a special twist, forget silk, cotton, denim and all the regular fabrics, think pamphlets, bags, receipts and bubble wrap. All garments and accessories are made from materials given to the students by the various occupants of the respective mall. Each shop will then be represented on the catwalk by designs made by the students. It is indeed an event to definitely diarize! Have a look at our events column and make sure you circle the date of a venue closest to you. Feel Free to check out our Facebook page as well with regular updates of the progress and interesting tidbits.

Fabulous painting technique for the modern creator.

I simply love the modern painting techniques seen on certain furniture, ornaments or frames.  It is why I am so excited about our Painting Technique workshop taking place on the 21’st of May.  You don’t need to be an accomplished artist to be able to do these techniques.  It is the perfect opportunity to take that old eyesore of a coffee table and transform it into something you'll display at the entrance of your house. Various techniques will be discussed such as sponging and crackling.  The materials used will also be explained in full detail and one-on-one assistance with project is available.  All you need to bring along is a pen and paper.  It is extremely affordable when compared to similar courses and keeping in mind that it is a single workshop. From 09:00 to 13:00 you will be taught all the skills to blow new life into old and ugly objects with hidden beauty and potential. Time is of the essence and places are limited.Don’t miss this opportunity, call now!



Snaphot Celebration and Exhibition.


Our most popular and in demand course at the moment is without a doubt, our Photography course, and it can be seen in the quality of photo’s that were on display on the 25-27’th of March at the Klerksdorp Museum. Salome Kotze, editor of the local Klerksdorp Record and Award winning photographer is the lecturer for this popular course.

The Klerksdorp Museum was a buzz of excitement and activity as members of the public could view some of NWSD’s students best photo’s which included various categories, Black and white, still life, landscape and movement snapshots were all on gracing the cold prison walls of the museum. If the exhibition had to be measured by the positive feedback from the public it would be agreed that the event was a phenomenal success. Esmè Freylink walked away with the prize for best overall and Still Life photo. And Ansoria Geldenhys walked away with the best landscape and husband Koos Geldenhys shot the best portrait picture. Madelein Duvenhage won the judges over and won best Black & White photo.

It is for this reason that the public demanded an extended photography course from the 12 September to 28'th of September and continues after the term.. And it is with this being said, that we would like to extend our gratitude to Salomè Kotze for improving the photography abilities of our students. 

Celebrities and now Miss S.A. - Gert Johan Coetzee, its a big thing.

It seems that the talents of Gert Johan Coetzee knows no bounds. And very recently current Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane was seen wearing one of Mr Coetzee’s creations at the recent SA Fashion Week.  Principal Marlene and Charles Ooshtuizen attended as SAFW VIP guests. Bursting with pride at the success of Mr Coetzee, Miss Montjane radiated with beauty as she was dressed in yet another outfit made by our golden child. It seems indeed that Gert Johan seems to be moving from strength to strength. It is with pride that we would like to wish him further luck for the future ahead.

From Left to Right. Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane looks gracefull owning the catwalk in one of Gert Johan Coetzee's Creation
Middel. Gert Johan Coetzee recieving the applaud of all and being accompanied by Bonang Matheba, The face of Gert Johan Coetzee.
Right. a Proud NWSD Principle Marlene Oosthuizen attended the prestigious SA Fashion week along with husband and Charles Oosthuizen.


Let me entertain you!

Ah the joy, or the horror when it comes to being a hostess, some people thrive on it, others seem to tremble at the mere thought. Deciding on a menu, designing it. Greeting, Seating, Eating! Serving, washing and being a good host!dinner-party_1291736c.jpg

What a mouthful! Would you not be interested in learning exactly the skills needed to sweep your guests feet from under them? Well. Ladies and gentleman being a good host does not mean long hours of training, not at all. On June 4’th of May we will be hosting a single day workshop to teach the necessary knowledge to apply when organizing the next event or dinner party. R375 will book your place. And all you need to bring is a book and pen. You will learn many things including the proper table setting, creating easy and stunning menu’s and table display’s , proper etiquette when it comes to serving and much more. Have a look at our Diary Column and phone now to book your place.  We are expecting many calls so make sure you guarantee your place.  So…do you still feel afraid of the idea of hosting the perfect dinner party?

WIN WIN WIN With, NWSD , Mikes Kitchen and Placecol!

Its Give Away-Time and all you need to do is to cut out this entry and write at the back the following.
You Name & Surname:
Cell Phone No:
Email Adress:
You can then drop off the entry at our offices in Oudorp Pharmacy Complex at the N12 Highway(Between Unie Laerskool And Oudorp Pharmacy)

Please Note you MUST live in Klerksdorp or surrounding areas.


Part Time Fashion 2'nd Intake. Enrollment period extended!


Due to so many requests, the part time fashion lecturer has agreed to a 2’nd intake of new students, they will NOT start on 3 May as previously published, but only on Monday the 9’th of May. That gives you another week to enroll. Make use of this golden opportunity today.

Welcome to our new Online Editor.

Have you liked the new changes to a couple of our Facebook and Twitter inputs? From Public Speaking, Toastmasters and many other activities he is now also contributing to our social sites as part of his online editing duties.

Good day fashion fundi's. My name is Ian Malherbe and I would like to introduce myself as the new online editor for the NWSD team, Some of the students may recognize me from the Entrupeneur Week held the past week.  From my part I would like to give a big THANK YOU to the NWSD team and students. I have been greatly recieved and am very excited to help the NWSD to new heights.
You can catch me on the NWSD Facebook Page
I wish all of our readers a happy belated Easter.
Ian Malherbe


NWSD Diary

Part Time Fashion 2'nd Intake : Mon: 9 May
Special Birthday Wishes to Charles 4 May
Klerksdorp City Mall Advertising Fashion Show
Sat: 14 May  
Tailorin, Six week short course :Monday 16 May
Painting Techniques Workshop
Sat 21 May
Very Special Birthday Wishes to Marlene! Sun 22 May
21-25 May
Next Newsletter
River Square Mall, Vereeniging + Mafikeng crossings Mall advertising Fahion  Show  :
Sat 28 May
Hostess Workshop
Saturday 4 June
If you would like to make a booking or just simply want to know more about any of the abovementioned dates. Please feel free to contact us at 
Tel :018 462 5149
Fax:018 462 4792
Cell:083 639 9790

 Shop 3 & 4, Lienir Building.
1B Jo Slovo Road
Oudorp, Klerksdorp



The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  
Eleanor Roosevelt

If we all did things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.    Thomas Edison