CTCFD 2023 Achievements

2023 proved to be an exceptional year of achievement for both CTCFD alumni and students, who participated in several major design competitions across the country. Each past and current student showcased incredible collections and pieces that become part of South Africa’s emerging designer scene, and we couldn’t be prouder!

Cyla Gonsolves and Oyama Gonintebe showcased at SA Fashion Week as Finalists in the Mr Price New Talent Search, with Cyla ultimately winning the competition. Oyama would go on to showcase another collection at SA Fashion Week later in the year – and would also go on to win the All Fashion Sourcing Young Designer Competition.

Photo by: Cyla Gonsolves

Photo by: Cyla Gonsolves via Instagram

Photo by: All Fashion Sourcing

Photo by: All Fashion Sourcing via Instagram

Robyn Agulhas, who has quickly established herself as one of the leading emerging designers in the country, won the Mr Price x SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear competition. She featured at the Twyg Slow Fashion Pop Up at Decorex Cape Town in June, and recently won the Innovative Design and Materials Award presented by Polo at the Tywg 2023 Awards.

Photo by: SA Fashion Week

Photo by: SA Fashion Week via Instagram

Later in the year we had both an alumnus and student showcase at The Fix Designer Showcase, Andrea Williams an advanced Diploma graduate, and Rachel Mia a third year, both presented incredible collections with Rachel winning the Showcase.

Photo by: Rachel Mia

Photo by: Rachel Mia via Instagram

Finally, Thimna Jordaan a third year student participated as a Finalist in the Redbat Posse Competition during the Week of Fashion.

Photo by: Red Bat

Photo by: Red Bat via Instagram