• WE ARE FSFW
  • BORN INTO CREATIVITY
  • FOCUSED ON STRATEGY

About Us

About Us

FSFW® is a prestigious fashion and lifestyle event held in Bloemfontein with the aim of showcasing the best and most talented designers that Free State and South Africa has to offer. FSFW® encompasses the work of top and emerging local designers. To further promote culture, diversity and creativity.

The main objective of this initiative is promoting the artistic & innovative work of designers, offering them not only a platform to utilize their bestowed talents but an opportunity to reach greater heights through maximum exposure. It does not just focus on glamour but has a bigger cause of using fashion as a medium that brings about change through addressing the issue of tolerance & diversity.

THE RUNWAY

FSFW® will be hosted over a period of three days from 19 – 21 September 2019 in Bloemfontein at the Sun Windmill Conference Centre.

FACE OF FSFW

The Face of Free State Fashion Week seeks to find a brand ambassador that will represent the FSFW® in all spheres and act as a Community Agent for the FSFW®.

MODEL CASTING

2019 Model castings will be held in August 2019. A sum of 320 male & female models (including kids & plus size models) were casted in 2018, of which 80 were selected to form part of those who modeled during the 2018 Fashion Week.

What we do

DESIGNER SEARCH

A call to emerging, established as well as student designers, from all over the Free State & South Africa, granting them an opportunity to showcase their creative talent on the FSFW® ramp. Of which they receive an opportunity to network & expand their brand to an international audience & whereby they attend workshops to increase their business acumen hosted by various funding agencies.

FSFW® AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Life Time Achievement Award
Best Student Designer of The Year – FSFW® to contribute R5000 Towards winner’s studies
Best Emerging Designer of The Year
Designer of The Year
Model of The Year

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

WE'RE A WONDERFUL, TALENTED TEAM.

CANDY SMITH
CANDY SMITH

CEO

OLIVIA DIEDERICKS
OLIVIA DIEDERICKS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

LUNGILE MAZIBUKO
LUNGILE MAZIBUKO

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

NOX MPHAMBUKELI
NOX MPHAMBUKELI

MODEL COORDINATOR

  1. 2018 FSFW Designer of the Year

    Kananelo Dolo – Ruby Gold Fashion House

  2. 2018 FSFW Emerging Designer of the Year

    Lusanda Hleko – House of LH

  3. 2018 FSFW Student Designer of the Year

    Rorisang Ratsui – Free State Fashion Hub

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STYLISTS
25
PHOTOGRAPHERS
86
MODELS
42
DESIGNERS
FSFW® EVENT CALENDAR 2019

FSFW® EVENT CALENDAR 2019

LIST OF ALL THE EVENTS

Face Auditions

July 2019

Women’s Day Breakfast

9 August 2019

Model Castings

August 2019

Exhibitions

17 – 22 September 2019

Runway Shows

19 – 21 September 2019

Face of FSFW®18 - Finale

24 September 2019

Applications

Applications

CONTACT

CONTACT

WE CREATE BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

Call Us 051 011 9183 Monday–Friday | 9am–5pm (GMT +2)

Visit Us 106 ALIWAL STREET, WAVERLEY, BFN 9300