Wendy Schultz. Designing with a Green Thumb.
New LISOF Lecturer, Wendy Schultz is a fashion designer specialising in environmentally-aware fashion & textiles with a focus on evening wear and bridal attire. Having graduated cum laude from the Durban University of technology’s fashion & textiles department, with a Dean’s merit award for academic excellence, and two awards for her 2005 graduate collection, Wendy has worked with many top designers, including Terrence Bray, Amanda-Laird Cherry and bridal designer Christa White. The EcoBride collection is the culmination of her master’s degree in fashion & textiles.
Tenure at the Natal Playhouse’s Wardrobe Department managing the creation of period costumes has helped in increasing Wendy’s attention to detail in design and textile applications.
In 2010 Wendy was nominated as one of the 18 finalists in the annual SABS Design Achievers Awards, and was also selected by the SA Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and leather SETA to spend 6 weeks at the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic gaining invaluable specialised textiles knowledge.
Wendy has also spent the past five years lecturing creative fashion design and CAD design at the DUT’s fashion department, knitting, baking, and finding new ways to create lace fabrics. She is currently listening to Parov Stelar and waiting patiently for Baz Luhrmann’s new film The Great Gatsby.
Wendy is looking forward to sharing her experiences of the fashion world with the 2012 LISOF class!