Dream big with a career in the world of fashion

LISOF, the most progressive Fashion Design & Retail Academy, is opening the doors to the world of fashion for South Africa’s youth by giving away four bursaries to the value of R730 000* in its #MyFashionCareer bursary competition.

Cool creatives with a passion for fashion and a determination for the business of Fashion and Retail can enter the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition and stand a chance to win one of four exciting courses that will kick-start their dream career.

Simply CLICK HERE, complete the entry form in a few easy steps, and stand a chance to win one of these LISOF bursaries which are up grabs:

If you want to make your mark in the world of Fashion, entries to the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition are open from Sunday, 16 October 2016 until Friday, 9 December 2016.

Shana Rosenthal, CEO of LISOF and renowned expert in the Fashion & Retail Industry, stresses that a career in Fashion offers much more than just the glitz and the glam. It is for this reason that LISOF introduced its BCom Fashion Degree which addresses the industry’s need to nurture the skills required for the business aspect of Fashion & Retail. Those determined to take their passion a step further, should consider LISOF’s Honours Degree with its earn-while-you-learn approach that creates a work-readiness our Retail Industry requires – allowing students to enter the Fashion and Retail industry seamlessly. By participating in a six-week postgraduate programme at a leading Fashion Retail institution in London, LISOF Honours students will gain invaluable international work experience with this optional addition to the course. The Fashion and Retail industry offers a vast range of career paths from Fashion Design to business careers which include planners, buyers and visual merchandisers to name a few.

Rosenthal adds that with the #MyFashionCareer bursary competition at LISOF, is creating an opportunity for our youth to empower themselves, by standing a chance to pursue a highly rewarding and high-earning career in the fast-paced and progressive world of Fashion and Retail in South Africa.

The South African Textile and Clothing industry facilitates about 80 000 jobs annually, while our local Retail sector continues to grow at a rapid rate. LISOF has all the tools to give you the competitive advantage to become a success in this industry. LISOF’s graduates are without a doubt the first choice for retailers to employ, and their alumni populate Fashion and Retail environments globally.

If you have an eye for style, extraordinary creativity and find satisfaction when working with numbers then LISOF is your gateway to a trend-setting future.

Don’t miss out – grab this opportunity!

For more information: CLICK HERE!

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*Total bursary = R780 000


LISOF has the reputation of being the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Our alumni populate fashion and retail environments throughout the world and our degrees in fashion are well sought after in the industry.

We have achieved this success by developing a curriculum that is unequaled in its variety and depth, by employing and consulting leaders at the cutting edge of fashion, retail and education, and by fostering individuality, innovation and creativity.


Students can choose between a diploma in fashion or a degree in fashion that is unrivaled in its scope and practical application. LISOF also boasts a new offering, the BCom Fashion degree which is highly recommended by the Retail industry, as well as the Honours Degree which is designed to fulfill the work-readiness need that Retailers require. This Honours programme allows students an international retail work experience at a leading retailer in London, raising the bar for the local retail industry.


By choosing LISOF as your educational institution, you can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more. As a member of the LISOF community, you will explore, learn and exchange ideas in a dynamic, inspirational environment. Studying at LISOF means that you will not only be educated at a prestigious fashion design school but you will also be exposed to the industry and be able to network within the community.

  • LISOF and its full-time degrees and diplomas in fashion are accredited by the Council on Higher Education.
  • LISOF’s full-time programmes are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority’s (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • LISOF is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002).
  • LISOF is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development.
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