The future of fashion takes to the catwalk
LISOF, Africa’s most progressive fashion design and retail education institution, is presenting its 23rd annual fashion show on 23 November 2017. The event also marks the 10th anniversary of the school’s Pretoria campus.
“Nobody with an interest in the future of fashion can afford to miss this show,” says Shana Rosenthal, CEO and founder of LISOF. “Our students are working on the cutting-edge of design, and the industry is sure to sit up and take note of the talent on show this year.”
The first-year design students will showcase a collective range called Afrique Nouveau. Second-year students took their inspiration from global and local issues with their theme of Urban Refugees. The third years were given free rein to draw on their personal journeys and come up with creations that reflect individual themes.
The LISOF fashion show takes place in Pretoria’s trendy industrial chic 012 Central. “We couldn’t have asked for a venue that fits any better with our brand and our students’ talents,” says Rosenthal. “The atmosphere and ambiance will be the perfect backdrop for the style and standard of design that set our learners apart from their counterparts.”
Adding to the style and glamour is the contribution from regular LISOF fashion show sponsors MAC and ghd. As in previous years, these brands will ensure that the models’ hair and make-up complement and enhance the skill and artistry of the garments they wear.
“Registration for next year’s courses is open now, hence the fashion show is a great opportunity for prospective students and their parents to get a taste of what we offer,” says Rosenthal.
LISOF presents short courses, higher certificates, bachelor degrees and a BCom Fashion degree, the only qualification of its kind in South Africa.
LISOF’s degrees in fashion and retail are well sought after in the industry, and its alumni can be found in key fashion and retail positions across the world, working in disciplines that ranges from design to marketing, styling to buying, and merchandising to photography.