After 12 gruelling episodes, the season finale is here. In a 2 hour live finale, at Turbine Hall, Newtown, the renowned designer David Tlale will crown the winner of his hit show The Intern by David Tlale which will be broadcast from 7:30pm on 4th October on SABC 3.
The contestants will present an exit collection consisting of seven looks, it’s an open brief where the designers must create a signature cohesive collection and it should be a relevant collection that appeals to the global market in terms of trends but is distinctively a South Africa original and is proudly African.
The four finalists are:
23-year-old Keletso Moraba is from Limpopo. He started designing his first garments 5 years ago and had his older sister adorn his designs. Driven by a passion for fashion, Keletso decided to pursue his dreams and develop his craft at Central Johannesburg College in 2016 and is still to graduate. His mother, a self-taught seamstress, is his inspiration and is the reason why he’s a fashion designer.
Kuena Moshoeshoe, 29-years-old hails from Lesotho. She studied Fashion Design at the University of Johannesburg where she recently graduated from and is inspired by architecture, the human form and other forms of art such as sculptures, paintings and films. She is also inspired by fabric – detail orientated and enjoys manipulating patterns to make her work more interesting.
Samuel Mosala is a self-taught designer from Durban. At 44 years, he has 20 years’ experience in the industry. He did a year course in pattern-making at the Durban University of Technology. A happy client always inspires him to go out and be better – giving quality finished products. Samuel always strives to be exceptional in everything he does.
Lastly, Cyla Gonsolves is the 22-year-old baby of the show, from Stellenbosch, Western Cape, currently pursuing her Advance Diploma at CTCFD. As an emerging creative, Cyla believes in fashion with a cause; that fashion should start a conversation, mean something and ignite a fire within.
Be sure to catch the two hour finale on Wednesday, 4th October from 19:30 only on SABC 3, “The Stage Is Your”