Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ1830

7 July 2018

Embargo : None

 Written by : Nick DG Tatham


Brink crowned best young designer at Vodacom Durban July 2018

Durban - The gruelling three month build-up to the 2018 Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair ended in a thrilling climax at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday when Georgina Brink walked away with the coveted award.

Durban University of Technology student Brink delved deep into her heritage and that of the nation to find her inspiration for her garment.

"I took the theme "It Is Time" and used it to look back in time and connect with where we come from," the bubbly Brink said. "I wanted to celebrate our diversity by bringing it all together.

"There are elements from my Dutch heritage as well as bits and pieces of the stylised paintings and ancient crafts incorporated in  the design."

For all of the student designers it has been a difficult and stressful time getting their concepts and theories into a physical garment with the panel of judges eventually deciding that the top prize should go to Brink, with fellow DUT students Andile Nsele and Nhlosenhle Cele finishing in second and third place respectively.

Winning a prestigious title like the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award is a major step in the right direction for Brink.

"I am so excited that my name is going to get out there," Brink added. "To be able to socialise and network with some of the country's best designers as well as having them know my name is great!

"I am still over the moon with my award!"

The Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award
1.Georgina Brink
2.Andile Nsele
3.Nhlosenhle Cele

More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

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Celebration! The top three in the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, (from left) second placed student designer Andile Nsele with model Thandanani Majola, model Nayizolo Simelane, winning designer Georgina Brink and model Sarah Macleod in the third placed design of Nhlosenhle Cele at the 2018 Vodacom Durban July on Saturday, 7 July.

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DUT Student Georgina Brink celebrates winning the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, with her model Nayizolo Simelane at the 2018 Vodacom Durban July on Saturday, 7 July.

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Nayizolo Simelane models winner Georgina Brink's Dutch inspired design for the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair at the 2018 Vodacom Durban July on Saturday, 7 July.

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