An inspirational design of dark green and crème from Central Johannesburg College fashion student Keletso Marabo showed off the young 23-year old sense of style and drama in the third round of latest reality show, SABC3’s The Intern.
The show is led by one of Africa’s top fashion designers, David Tlale who has showcased his work at several New York Fashion Weeks.
In this week’s flower couture challenge, contestants needed to create a timeless garment using only flowers and plants.
Franz Gräbe and Coenie Hattingh of Franz Gräbe Flowers Couture provided guidance on the challenge as did University of Johannesburg fine art graduate and well-known artists Mary Sibande at who was on hand to inspire the contestants to marry art with fashion.
Lacklustre performances took Denver Juries from Cape Town, Boitumelo Selepe from the Seshego TVET college in Limpopo took them to the bottom of the leaderboard.
Unfortunately, it was the end of the road for former Tshwane University of Technology student Frank Ramatsetse who was eliminated.
He followed earlier eliminations from the show:
- Musa Ntshalintshali, BA graduate from fashion school Lisof
- Ila Molefe, Durban University of Technology fashion and textile graduate
- Lulama Mkha,Walter Sisulu University fashion graduate.
The show is hosted by Nico Panagio and runs over 13 weeks.
The programme was developed to focus on skills transfer for post-graduate fashion design students, who are looking to improve their skills, finish products and become market-ready.
The contestants or interns receive specialised training and development by industry experts, under the mentorship of David Tlale and his team.
The training includes all aspects of the David Tlale brand and business including:
- Fabric sourcing
- Range development and production
- Quality control
- Marketing and retail.
The interns have the opportunity to showcase their designs on national and international platforms and enjoy all aspects of fashion shows.
All pictures courtesy of SABC 3