Leigh-Anne Liebenberg, a Fashion Design student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University was awarded first prize at the recent South African heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2013 for her design ‘A Celebration of Colour’. As the winner of the heat, Leigh- Anne will travel to Mumbai in November to participate in the Grand Final of the competition.
” Winning the heat is a great honour and a dream come true” remarked Leigh-Anne, “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime and I’m especially excited as I will be in the country in which my inspiration, the Holi-colour festival, originated. I am eager to explore the markets and be exposed to the traditional crafts and textiles of India, as I find the hand work to be really beautiful and inspiring. !”
SDC would like to extend sincere thanks to Heidi Cox, Chairman South African Dyers and Finishers Association and all involved for their support.