Five November will see North West School of Design`s 3rd Platinum Fashion Festival. With Student collections being finalized, fashion critics take a look at the trend relevance of the 2015 collections.

Third year Fashion Communication Students had to write a fashion criticism review on the Ready to Wear Buyers collections showcased at the 2015 Platinum Fashion Festival. 
Fashion Design students had the task to conceptualize and present a collection based on their trend forecasts of what the Spring/Summer Fashion Retail Market would look in 2016.  
One year later, the collections are rated and the NWSD fashion critics reviewed the overall success of the collection, its semiotics and trend accuracy in relation to the price point and market, and most importantly, whether we do actually see these trends in the retail stores.  
Neo Tsebe reviews Prudence Kau's Essence of a Heroin Collection
Prudence Kau , an  Alumni of North West School of Design showcased on the 6th November 2015 for the theme of Pinnacles of Fashion (Past Present Future) at the Platinum Fashion Festival.  With her own interpretation of the PFF theme, Prudence chose to represent heroic women through the successful expression of her unique theme : Essence Of Heroine.
Meagan Nichols reviews Mpho Mphuti's Up Town Cool Collection
The talented designer Mpho Mphuti took the runway by storm with his 2015/2016 Spring Summer Ready to Wear collection. This collection gives you the sense of very sporty, yet very street savvy garments with a dash of elegance. The theme “Up Town Cool” represents your daily outfits with some kind of twist
Joane' Schoeman reviews Sindy Mare's A le Mode le Dame Collection
Stripes stormed the 2015 runways in every style you can possibly imagine—some ran horizontal while others vertical; there were thick lines and super skinny ones, too. Stripes don't necessarily have to walk the straight and narrow path.
Nadine Milne reviews on Anneline Jana Fourie's Indigo Children Collection
Jana Fourie took that moment and claimed it hers – the freedom to walk the runway barefoot and in that this nelipot designer herself became the final piece to her collection that night. Her approach to her collection is unconventional and primarily marketed for the fashion forward late teens and young adults.
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