THE ELLE Rising Star Design Award, an annual fashion design competition held with Mr Price, was won by Cape Town fashion student Nick Coutts last week. Good Weekend reporter WENDYL MARTIN attended and photographer THOMAS HOLDER took the pictures.
ABOVE FAR LEFT: Elli-Nicole Sazeides’s floral prints. ABOVE LEFT: Jacqueline le Grange combined quilting with floral prints. ABOVE CENTRE: Jenevieve Lyons showed a geometric, layered range. ABOVE CENTRE RIGHT: Lukhanyo Mdingi combined metallics, white fabric and clear plastic for his garments. ABOVE RIGHT: Julia M’Poko used Africaninspired motifs for her prints, such as this hut. RIGHT: Winner Nick Coutts used knits and tweed in his tailored range called Strength versus Fragility. LEFT: Valerie Britz used photos of clouds for her prints. FAR LEFT: Mieke Vermeulen used Voortrekker bonnets.