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Fashionably Spring

This month was buzzing with highs and lows, hosting our first networking event, evaluating gorgeous girls at our model casting, the annual photography exhibition, and unfortunately mourning the tragic loss of Abe van Deventer, former NWSD graduate, who passed away on the 25th of August.

In loving memory of Abe we are proud to share and celebrate a successful, yet sad, month with you…


Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary Launched

Ever dreamt of studying fashion design? Stop dreaming because this is your chance to win the Gert-Johan Coetzee Fashion Design bursary, covering all your costs while studying for free at North West School of Design.

But hurry, entries close 8 October 2012!

For more information, click here.

First Year BSc Student Wins!

First year BSc student, Francoise Jeanne de Villiers, won the designer dress, and will receive a custom made dress by Kobus Rautenbach and Marina Alberts.

KobusRautenbach Couture

NWSD’s First Fashion Talk

Klerksdorp’s fashion crowd was spoiled with a Fashion Talk networking event held by NWSD at Ficassio.

The highlight of the evening was a passionate speech on the future of fashion in South Africa by Mike Pocket from Benclo.

Click here to view some photo’s of the ‘much talked about’ event.

Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary Winner 2011

At NWSD we pride ourselves in making dreams come true and that is why NWSD, along with designer and NWSD graduate Gert-Johan Coetzee, started the Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary for students who have the boldness and courage to dream big.

In 2011 this dream came true for John-Wayne Keyser, now 1st year at NWSD, who is enjoying and appreciating every moment of it.

Click here to read about his journey.

Bridal Couture Course – Save the Date!

The final dates for the Bridal Couture Course, presented by the prestigous Anel Botha, has been moved and confirmed for 15 Sep, 27 Oct and 3 Nov (Saturday Classes).

If you would like to register e-mail

Through the Lens

The photography students of 2012 showcased their hard and creative work at the photography exhibition on 22 August 2012.

To view their amazing work, click here.

The Corset King

This year’s Corset Design Course will be presented by NWSD graduate, lecturer and designer, Kobus Rautenbach from Kobus Rautenbach Couture which will start on 9 October 2012.

To find out more about this talented designer, check out his Facebook Page.

Fashion Photography Course

The Fashion Photography course, presented by Salome Kotze from the Klerksdorp Record, shares her insightful knowledge on photography, attention to detail, creating a stunning portfolio and is ideal for photographers who wants to specialize in Bridal photography, Fashion photography and Commercial photography.

Donovan Roets from Donovan Roets Photography, former NWSD Photography 2008 graduate, will also be giving tips on fashion photography and share his own journey behind the lens.

Click here to view some of his work.

Rest in Peace Abe van Deventer

We would like to pay tribute to former graduate and friend Abe van Deventer who passed away on 25 Aug 2012.

This is a video of his designs in NWSD’s Annual Graduation Fashion show 2010. Rest in peace dear friend.

Click here to see the video.


Fashion Photography

Date: 3 Sep – 30 Oct

Tme: Mon & Wed 17h30 – 19h00

Bridal Couture

Dates: 15 Sep, 27 Oct and 3 Nov
(Saturday Classes)

Time: 9h00 – 13h00

Corset Designing

Date: 9 Oct – 15 Nov

Time: Tue & Thu 17h30 – 19h00

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