Focus on 12 aspiring designers

Fashion designer David Tlale.

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BY BILLY SUTER

A NEW 13-episode fashion design reality show set in South Africa is scheduled to start on SABC3 at 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 12.

The Intern by David Tlale, shot in the heart of Johannesburg, will follow 12 aspiring fashion designer contestants on their journey to becoming Tlale’s next assistant designer.

In partnership with SABC3 and F&M Seta, Tlale aims to develop and support the country’s budding talents with the show.

“Mentorship and understanding that fashion is not just about clothes are critical to the fashion industry. Fashion is at its heart about creating indelible brands and sustainable businesses that support value chains of the clothing and textiles industry,” he says.

“That is why this show, as well as the internship programme that I have been running for the past four years, is so close to my heart. We are sowing the seeds of greatness,” he adds.

The Intern by David Tlale is presented by actor and businessman Nico Panagio. known for appearing in the soap opera 7de Laan and as a presenter on SABC3’s Top Billing.

The competition was open to both skilled/self-taught designers with a minimum of three years of experience, as well as fashion design graduates.

Throughout the show the audiences will get to witness the 12 contestants battling it out for the chance to win prizes and receive a full year’s assistant designer position.

In each episode of the series, contestants are given a fashion design challenge and are judged based on creativity, originality, understanding of the brief and excellence in execution.

Plus, they are exposed to all facets of the Tlale brand and business including: design, fabric sourcing, range development and production, quality control, marketing and retail, media training and basic business management skills.


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