2014 saw the first Platinum Fashion Festival, presented by North West School of Design with the initial goal to turn this fashion college’s annual graduation fashion show into an official fashion event with the aim of bringing together the North West’s leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd, in style and extravagance.
The Platinum Fashion Festival provides a platform for creative designers to showcase their talent, boost their confidence, and develop collections that are based on market and trend research as well as realistic industry-related conceptualizing processes. Student designers are able to make industry contacts and to network with South African Fashion leaders, buyers and media.
The 2015 Platinum Fashion Festival was presented by collaborating partners and sponsors such as North West School of Design, Makgone Management, Round Table 16, Centurion Academy – Klerksdorp Campus, North West Newspaper Group and many more.
The 2015 Platinum Fashion Festival consisted of a Fashion Fair, Food Fair Expo, Children’s fashion crafting area, Centurion Academy Hair Show, NWSD 1st year’s Fashion Installation, The NWSD 3rd year’s Buyer’s Collections, NWSD 2nd Year Couture Collections.
In 2016 the Platinum Fashion Festival adds iWearNWSD, an online store to the ever-growing concept. North West School of Design introduced South Africa’s first student online fashion store that offers its students a retail platform for their Platinum Fashion Festival collections.
The stage for the 2017 Platinum Fashion Festival is set to amaze with the exciting theme – Thespian Wardrobe which will be interpreted by North West School of Design into trend-forward collections. The 2017 PFF is on 11 November 2017.
The 2018 Platinum Fashion Festival was a sold-out event and did not fail to impress the audience and fashion world. Student designers successfully interpreted the theme – Musique de Fashion into up to date trendy collections
2019 saw the biggest Platinum Fashion Festival yet where student designers showcased collections to the theme – The November Issue – Before it is in Fashion – it is IN-Vogue.