Another of the young designers at Durban Fashion Week worth keeping an eye on is Karin Hoffman. Karin is only twenty and comes from Rondebosch in Cape Town, she studies at Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion. She was part of young designers showcase on the last day and probably the strongest in that particular group (although wasn’t keen on a couple of looks). What I liked about her work was that there was a bit of personality and freshness coming through and that trends had been tinkered with rather than carbon copied. Karin recently won the overall prize at this year’s Vukani Awards so she must be doing something right.

I did try to find some other of the designers to include from this show but a mixture of studentyness, cheap denim (pet hate), and being a couple of seasons too late (no more leggings c’mon people enough is enough) put me off.