Skip Navigation Links
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
Breaking News
Careers
Current Projects and Programmes
Development planning Research Studies
Durban Municipal Thrift Fund
Economic Development: EDGE
eThekwini Audio Channel
eThekwini Quality of Life
eThekwini Weekly Bulletin
ezaseGagasini Metro
Forms
Integrated Development Plan
Legislation and Policies
News
Newsletters
Public Access to Information
Public Notices
Radical Economic Transformation Framework
Reports
Services Tariffs
Tenders
Thrif Fund
PROPOSED BY-LAWS
National Treasury
Events Calendar
Current Projects
By-Laws
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
#iSayNoToXenophobia
The Durban Fashion Fair show goes on
​WHEN it comes to eThekwini’s eagerly anticipated annual Durban Fashion Fair (#DFF2020), the show will definitely go on! This is despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

EThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda said the theme for #DFF2020 is “The Show Must Go On!” which will be held within Covid-19 regulations.

Mayor Kaunda said providing empowerment opportunities is crucial to ensure sustainability of businesses. “The DFF is one of the platforms used to assist in the City’s economic recovery efforts.” The DFF is hosted annually to promote and market local designers’ brands. This year, the fashion showcase will be converting into a virtual event in response to Covid-19 social distancing regulations. In addition to its fashion focus, it will have a strong business focus and run alongside the Durban Business Fair. 

Some of the shows will be filmed at the Durban City Hall, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Botanic Gardens, the new beachfront promenade and Max’s Lifestyle and can be viewed online between September 23 and 25. This is particularly significant as September is not only regarded as Tourism Month but also as Heritage Month.

“Celebrating Heritage Day on September 24 through the creativity of both our emerging and established designers, is a reflection of the legacy of African fashion that we have been growing passionately through the platform of the DFF over the past nine years and is particularly symbolic,” said Mayor Kaunda. 

This year’s #DFF2020 will showcase the work of 25 designers. The mentorship programme will assist aspiring new designers to hone their talents and build potential fashion businesses as well as the model boot camps, which prepares new faces before they take to the DFF catwalk.

Mayor Kaunda said empowerment has been central to the ethos of the DFF since it was launched in 2012 and has provided important platforms for the youth to explore career and business opportunities.

Follow the DFF on their Facebook page: Durban Fashion Fair or on Twitter / Instagram @Dbnfashion_fair to tune into the #DFF2020 virtual showcase from September 23 to 25.
WEATHER

Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Fire Department & Metro Police:
031 361 0000
Water and Traffic Hotline:
080 131 3013
Electricity Contact Centre:
080 13 13 111
QUICK LINKS
CITY MAPS
City Maps
FOLLOW US
Find us on Facbook   YouTube   follow us on twitter   follow us on LinkedIn  
ABOUT DURBAN   |   CITY GOVERNMENT   |   SERVICES   |   ONLINE TOOLS   |   MEDIA & PUBLICATION   |   RESOURCE CENTRE   |   PAY COUNCIL BILLS

Home | Privacy policy | Disclaimer | Sitemap | Vacancies | Contact us

© eThekwini Municipality 2011