This afternoon saw the nominees of the inaugural official Fashion Industry Awards South Africa being announced at a prestigious red carpet event at The Mall of Africa in Waterfall, Johannesburg.

In partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of South Africa; The Fashion Forum Group will recognize, celebrate and honour innovators and creatives in fashion with industry awards set to take place for the first time later this year.

Launching at The Mall of Africa, the Fashion Industry Awards South Africa announced the purpose of the awards and showcased incredible creativity from local designers with the finest fashion installations to kick off what is set to be an annually held award ceremony.

Attended by a few guests and fashionistas online, whilst hosted by TV and radio personality- Lerato Kganyago. The Fashion Industry Awards South Africa also announced the various categories for this years’ inaugural award event.

Acknowledging business excellence that has changed the fashion landscape. The categories for this years’ awards include:

Fashion Industry Awards SA- Categories
Designer 2021
Accessories Designer 2021
Most Influential Designer 2021
Emerging Talent 2021
Womenswear Brand 2021
Menswear Brand 2021
Retail Space 2021
Life-time achievement
Make-up artist 2021
Hair Stylist 2021
Fashion Producer 2021
CMT 2021
Fashion Journalist 2021Fashion Publication or Programme 2021 (Digital or print)
Corporate Partner
Textile Designer 2021
Fashion Stylist 2021
Educational Institution 2021
Government Partner
Heritage /Culture Designer
Marketing Access Platform
Capacity Building/ Mentorship Program 2021
Style or Fashion Event 2021
Fashion Influencer 2021
Music Icon 2021
Celebrity 2021Commercial Company 2021
TV/ FilmTextile/Trim SupplierTextile FinisherExporter

TheFashion Industry Awards South Africa will take place in November 2021 and will host a variety of activities leading up to the main awards event.

The Fashion Forum group will embark on a roadshow throughout the country that will educate and empower upcoming fashion innovators; whilst hosting a variety of webinars, pop up activations, African cuisine experiences and much more leading up to the awards.

Join The Fashion Industry Awards South Africa in a beautiful celebration of Fashion Designers; Brands, creatives and individuals who have created change within the South African fashion value chain.

In proud partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture; Mall of Africa; and The Fashion Forum Group.