2021 Young Designers Competition

View the incredible sketches of the top 10 finalist of the #YDC21 and their story behind what inspired their designs

Now in its fourth year, the Young Designer Competition offers young designers an opportunity to showcase their skillset through their interpretation of a predetermined design brief.

This year’s brief was put together by Cyril Naicker - Chief Executive of Imprint Luxury in conjunction with allfashion sourcing and the Cape Town Fashion Council and is built on the concept of Slow Fashion with emphasis on craftsmanship, quality and functionality linked to a more sustainable future.

The competition features prizes valued more than R80 000,00 with the main prize being an all-expenses paid opportunity to participate at Texworld Paris in 2022.

Annabelle Hift 4x6

Annabelle Hift

Nelson Mandela University Eastern Cape

Boitumelo-Segone 4x6

Boitumelo Segone

University of Johannesburg

Erin Maartens 4x6

Erin Maartens

Design Academy of Fashion Cape Town

Havana-Petersen 4x6

Havana Petersen

Fedisa Cape Town


Helena Van Der Westhuizen

Northwest School of Design North-West

Rachel Troost 4x6

Rachel Troost

Elisabeth Galloway Cape Town

Samkelo Boyde 4x6

Samkelo Boyde

Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria

Tamaryne Bimray 4x6

Tamaryne Bimray

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Town

Thandazani-Nofingxana 4x6

Thandazani Nofingxana

Nelson Mandela University Eastern Cape

Jessica-Ann-Shepherd 4x6

Jessica-Ann Shepherd

Cape Town College of Fashion Design Cape Town

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