Designer Search

Designer Search


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FSFW Designer Search

Designer Search is open to designers who are working and looking to establish and further their brands as designers and business men/women as well as established designers. Free State Fashion Week (FSFW) is committed to providing an internationally acclaimed platform for designers. Register online Now!

Designer Search Application Process

1. Complete the online application below.
2. Upload a storyboard, inspiration for designs and business profile.
3. Pay application fee and email proof of payment to


Each designer must upload a storyboard and motivation letter. The storyboard is an A3 representation of your concept and designs (minimum of 5 designs or outfits) of a SPRING/SUMMER 2019 range/collection.
The storyboard must be as closest depiction of the designer’s vision as this will be the base of curation and selection of designers.


Each designer must submit an inspiration of no longer than a page, telling us what inspired their vision and designs.

Business Profile

A submission of the designers business profile no longer than 10 pages must be submitted. The proposal must underline the designers work, visions, achievements, social media handles and contact details.

Application Fee and Registration Fees

Applications are set at R150, please note that if this amount is not paid, your application will not be considered.
Upon selection, post-curations, designers selected are required to pay a participation fee of R1500. This will cover show production, coordination, models, media coverage, designer lounge and graphics.

All monies to be paid into the following account:
• Standard Bank | Branch code 055534 | Account no 421198354
• Reference: Name and Surname OR Company Name
• All proofs of payment to be emailed to
Please Note all applicants must be 18years and older.
No Applications will be taken into consideration after the closing date.

FSFW Designer Search

    • All entries must be accompanied by proof of payment, or your entry will not be submitted.
    • Entries close 1st of July 2019 – no late entries will be taken.
    • The organizers/ employees/ judges/ sponsors will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injuries suffered during the fashion week.
    • The organizers and their employees cannot be held responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their commitment towards prizes sponsored for this event.
    • No entrant is allowed to make press releases without the consent of the organizers.
    • No entrant selected to participate during fashion week, may participate in any other related event during fashion week 2019.



Gerhardt Shebe, won FSFW Designer of the Year on the 29th of April 2017. 

Free State Fashion Week Designer of the Year 2017 / 2018