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AFRICA’S FUTURE FASHION TALENT

Turn to page 112 of our November issue and see the finalists of this year’s ELLE Rising Star Design Award in association with MRP and presented by AFI. Meet our beautiful visionaries and their innovative designs. Here we invite you to join us behind the scenes of our Rising Stars feature. Hit the play button and see the finalists’ garments come to life, and meet the credible new fashion voices!

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ELLE editor Emilie Gambade shares:

‘Today, we are most sincerely happy to celebrate the finalists for the talent and skills they exhibited; we are excited about the garments they designed; and we are delighted to present the collections to you in the pages of ELLE.’

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Make-up artist Shahnaz Cola-Wrensch and Hair stylist Alet Viljoen kick-off the ELLE Rising Star Design Award 2014 fashion shoot backstage

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Rising Star 2014 team: Jackie Burger of Salon 58 and Jenna McArthur of Jenna McArthur PR talk today’s talent and #RisingStarAfrica2014 on social media

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Hello sliders! Metallic slip on’s from MRP

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Michelle Van Der Westhuizen

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Nadia Viljoen

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Frances Pauls

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Charis Dawson

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Kelli Botha

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2014 Rising Star Finalist:

Tamara Cherie Dyson

 

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The super-talented Deon Redman, show producer and creative, shares:

‘I am wowed by the scope of ideas and standard of execution of this years Rising Star finalists. ELLE, MRP and AFI have created an amazing platform to support and uncover fresh and emerging design talent but also commit wholeheartedly to their proper development, mentorship and growth. We can’t help but beam with pride to be a part of this 2014 journey!’

Want more Rising Star news? Our finalists show their collections at AFI’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa 2014 on 29 October. Follow @ellemagazinesa #RisingStarAfrica2014 to stay in the loop

Photographs: Lee Moami at One League

Behind-the-scenes photographs: Niquita Bento

Hair: Alet Viljoen at Supernova CM

Make-up: Shahnaz Cola-Wrensch at Supernova CM

Model: Yolanda at ICE