Fashion Show 2016: Winner Best Couture Range by Charlene van Rooyen

Last week Thursday, 24 November, LISOF showcased their 22nd annual fashion show at The Tin Factory to fashion media, retailers, bloggers and friends and family. From first year to third year, each design student showcased their own design according to a theme.

During the fashion show dress rehearsals, the judges watched each outfit down the runway then went backstage for closer inspection. The Judges were; LISOF Alumni Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi as well as ELLE Magazine’s, Ayanda Molefe.

Best Graduate Couture Range 2016 was awarded to: Charlene van Rooyen, BA Fashion in Design. Learn more about her winning collection; “Kallah” which means bride in Hebrew.

 

INSPIRATION

My Inspiration for the Fashion Show was to design and make a wedding range that is non-traditional and has a bohemian look to it. Being a free spirit and loving the bohemian look, I wanted to create something for the unconventional bride.

FABRICS AND FINISH

I wanted fabric that speaks for itself and a lace that was unique. I traveled to Parys in the Free State to an interior fabrics store called “Merci-French Interior” and I discovered the most amazing cotton lace. For the finishes, I used lace trims and created material bindings for each dress and underwear.

FUTURE

I would like to focus on weddings. I have always had a passion for “the big day”. I want to create wedding dresses and my signature non-traditional evening gowns as well.

 

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