Then one among South Africa’s greatest style designers is seeking to open the door for you.
For the seventh 12 months, Gert-Johan Coetzee is working his bursary programme in a bid to sponsor the tertiary schooling of two aspiring fashionistas.
FASHION: Gert-Johan Coetzee and Andrea Beyers, the recipient of final 12 months’s style design bursary. She is at present finishing her first 12 months.
However he insists that he's wanting for somebody who's captivated with style and is keen to work as arduous as he does.
“I’m wanting for South Africa’s subsequent style star.”
He informed The Star that he would favour a robust work ethic over expertise.
“They don’t essentially need to be probably the most gifted, and being able to do sketches is a bonus.
“I’m wanting for somebody who has the identical drive as I do, somebody who will simply die in the event that they don’t do style.”
As a part of Coetzee’s programme, he'll sponsor two bursaries price R345000 in complete which is able to cowl tuition charges and examine supplies on the North West Faculty of Design, the identical establishment that he attended.
The primary bursary is earmarked for one pupil specializing in style design, whereas the opposite will focus extra on the enterprise facet of trade as it will likely be a more recent style communication and shopping for qualification.
College students who've acquired the Coetzee bursary, and attended the North West Faculty of Design, have gone on to profitable careers, with some beginning their very own companies.
Coetzee defined that he had chosen the North West Faculty of Design because the establishment of alternative as he has gone by its syllabus and considers it to be respected.
“I do know precisely what sort of studying the scholars will do there and their time will not be wasted.
“South Africans have a lot expertise and the issue is that they don’t get the correct sharpening they should exit into the trade.”
Because of this, he's additionally providing the 2 college students who obtain the bursary the chance to intern with him as a approach of getting much more sensible expertise.
He mentioned efforts made by SA Fashion Week had allowed native designers to flourish as now retail giants comparable to Woolworths had been shopping for their clothes.
To use for the bursary, go to www.nwsa.co.za or go to Coetzee’s Instagram web page, click on on the hyperlink in his biography and comply with the prompts to use.
The cut-off date for functions is October 20.