Established in 1999, the Design Academy of Fashion has built an outstanding reputation as a leader in fashion education. Constantly striving towards excellence and innovation in the ever-evolving world of fashion, DAF is committed to adequately prepare its students for the fast pace of the industry, staying on the forefront of design, technology and business savvy.
With a contemporary approach to education, the academy fosters inquisitive learning through the encouragement of individual development, focusing on the strengths of each student, made possible due to the limited class sizes and the lecturer’s dedication to one-on-one attention and guidance and encouragement to engage the world through their unique point of view as designers, creative thinkers and innovators.
Blog post by short course student, Leandro De Sousa Benito. “I think when you’re young you should be a lot with yourself and your sufferings. Then one day you get out where the sun shines and the rain rains and theRead more
DAF 2016 Alumni, Paidamoyo Kondile, graduated not only with her diploma in Fashion Design from DAF, but with the coveted SAFW Student Competition prize, sweeping up 1st place with her intricately made African print dress. We catch up with her,Read more
Lexus South African Menswear Week once again hosted some of Africa’s top established and emerging designers, showcasing their new Autumn/Winter 2017 ranges. DAF alumni, Nicholas Coutts, presented his 70’s-inspired range with his signature weaving technique and fresh colours popping onRead more
Congratulations to Philippa Crooks on winning the Design Excellence Award. This award is decided by the Advisory Committee made of of industry leaders. On the committee this year, we had Hannari Slabbert (WGSN), David West (Head Designer Woolworths), Trevor Stuurman (StyleRead more