2017

  • Advanced Diploma student selected as finalist in the ongoing local reality television show ‘The Intern by David Tlale’.
  • CTCFD featured in the 2017 Vogue Italia Talent Issue with 2 graduates selected as ‘180 Emerging Designers to Watch’ globally.
  • Leading alumnus selected to style and be the face of international brand Trenery’s 2017 resort collection.
  • Leading alumnus selected to create a capsule collection for Woolworths’ Style by SA collection.
  • Leading alumnus presented designs at the international seminar for WGSN’s (World Global Style Network) Spring/Summer 2018 trend forecast.
  • 3 nominees and 1 overall winner of the Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival Emerging Creative Talent Award.
  • Leading Alumnus named winner in the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2017.

2016

  • 1 graduate selected as a finalist in the AFI Fastrack competition, showcasing her graduate collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg.
  • 3 students selected as finalists in the Foschini Design Awards 2016.
  • Leading alumni featured in Vogue Portugal.
  • 7 graduates selected to showcase looks at the CTFC Graduate Designer Show in association with BOKEH Fashion Film Festival.
  • 3 graduates selected to create short fashion films for the BOKEH Fashion Film Festival as part of the CTFC Graduate Designer Initiative. These 3 graduate films went on to be nominated for awards at the festival.

2015

  • CTCFD selected to realise National Costume for Miss South Africa Ziphozakhe Zokufa to wear at the Miss Universe pageant.
  • 2 students selected as semi-finalists, with 1 being selected as a finalist in the AFI Fastrack competition. This student showcased her graduate collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg.
  • 6 CTCFD students selected as finalists, with 1 student selected as the winner of the SA Wedding & Die Burger Young Designer Award.
  • CTCFD selected as sole design team, with 3 students ultimately selected as designers for international sustainable brand Rhumaa. These students’ designs went on to be manufactured and sold throughout Europe during Spring/Summer 2015.
  • 4 students selected as semi-finalists in the Foschini Design Awards 2016.

2014

  • 3 students selected as finalists in AFI Fastrack competition. These students showcased their collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion week Johannesburg.
  • 2 students announced as winners of AFI Fastrack competition.
  • 2 students & 2 alumni selected to design and realise 12 white conceptual couture dresses for the opening scene of the Miss South Africa pageant.
  • 2 students announced as winners of the Foschini Design Awards 2014, placing first and third. 2 students selected as finalists in the SA Fashion Week, “Great White Shirt Reconstruction” competition.
  • 3 students placed first, second and third in the Cuddler’s Design Competition.
  • 2 students and 1 alumni announced as finalists in the ELLE Rising Star Competition. These designers showcased collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa.
  • 1 student selected as semi-finalist in Foschini Design Awards 2015.
  • CTCFD selected to realise National Costume for Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss to wear at Miss Universe pageant – she went on to win the title.