May Fashion Communique


WOW! May was an exciting and eventful month for NWSD! Advertising Fashion Show in Rustenburg. Students got to star in a music video in aid for Hospice, design and make an avant garde dress out of the banner of Mercedes Benz, AND help launch the new A-Class Mercedes!

Let’s not forget the Fashion Drive for Janie Schneider School where we had the privilege of having Gert-Johan Coetzee and Miss South Africa, Marilyn Ramos as guests!

Last but not least, check out our monthly Alumni Update fashion photo shoot, featuring Kabelo Papalagae!


Thrift Shop Fashion

A music video featuring Hospice clothes was shot on the NWSD premises in aid for Hospice Matlosana.

The concept for the video was created by 2nd year BA Fashion Design Students, John-Wayne Keyser and Jolinda de Klerk.

Shot by Donovan Roets, here is the VIDEO!

Advertising Fashion Show (Rustenburg)

North West School of Design hosted their 2nd Annual Advertising Fashion Show at the Waterfall Mall in Rustenburg. This took place on the 11th of May 2013 at the Centre Court in Waterfall Mall.

This is an incentive, whereby students, design, make and model outfits for various tenants of the mall using the branding material of the specific tenant.

This is the 2nd Advertising Fashion Show that was hosted in Rustenburg at the Waterfall Mall to the great success of students and members of the public.

Click here to see the designs.

Launching the A-Class Mercedes

Mercedes Benz (Cargo Motors Klerksdorp) and North West School of Design has joined forces to launch the new A-Class Mercedes with an internal competition whereby students had to design an Avante Garde look to incorporate the Mercedes brand.

Neels van Vuuren (Sales Manager) and Priscilla Bhoola (Sales Executive) visited NWSD on 15 April to judge the designs and selected the top 5 best design that defines the Mercedes Benz brand.

Their assignment was to use the Mercedes Benz banner as their main fabric. Mercedes Benz Head Office chose the overall winner of this competition and the lucky winner got to drive the A-Class Mercedes for a week!

The price went to 1st Year BA Fashion Design Student, Cindy Mare. Click here if you missed the event.

A Fashion Drive for Janie Schneider

Klerksdorp was pumping with energy and love at The Fashion Drive, a collaboration event hosted by celebrated names to benefit a local school.

The team that comprises of North West School of Design, Mercedes Benz, Gert Johan Coetzee, Sanlam and Janie Schneider has put together an event that involves many local firms and individuals pulling together their resources to ensure profitability leads to sustainable fundraising for Janie Schneider school for disabled children.

Check out the FASHION, EVENT and GUESTS at Fashion Drive!


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Alumni Update – Kabelo Papalagae

As it is tradition by now, a fashion photo shoot featuring graduates of NWSD is done every month.

Students alongside photographer Donovan Roets organise and do these shoots every month to you as our readers an update on our graduates and doing it in a fashionable way!

Click here and check out this month’s fashion photo shoot.