The Stadio School Of Fashion Has Teamed Up With H&m, The World’s Largest Retailer.
Known fashion designers Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi are among Stadio’s illustrious alumni.
Stadio School of Fashion, formerly Lisof, has announced two interesting collaborations, one of which is a cooperation with worldwide retailer H&M.
Distinguished fashion designers Thebe Magugu and Rich Mnisi are among Stadio’s illustrious alumni.
The British Accreditation Council has recognized the school as the sole fashion educational institution in South Africa (BAC).
Third-year BA and BCom fashion students from Hatfield and Randburg campuses will have the opportunity to work alongside creative talents from the Swedish retailer as part of the collaborations.
Caroline Nelson, country manager at H&M South Africa, said, “As a global fashion brand, we realize the tremendous value that collaborations like these provide to everyone involved.”
“In reality, partnerships are at the heart of our industry, and we’re always seeking new ways to build meaningful relationships with the industry’s curious and creative future talent.”
Another intriguing connection revealed by the fashion school is the possibility for second-year students to learn about establishing a fashion business from the local tailoring label Mr. Slimfit.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Stadio School of Fashion.” “I am really excited to work with these students, who I am sure are just as passionate as I am about growing our already amazing fashion industry,” said Theo Ngobeni, founder of Mr. Slimfit. “Most people who know me well know that I didn’t enter the industry through the traditional route I studied financial management at university so I am really eager to work with these students, who I am sure are just as passionate as I am about growing our already amazing fashion industry,” he said.
“We can only realize the whole potential of this growing sector and secure its economic sustainability if we work together.”
Stadio has a long history of assisting the South African fashion industry’s growth, as well as a commitment to instilling ethnic fashion traditions in its students.
The school believes that students will learn a wealth of information from the brands, spanning from marketing to visual merchandising, trend research, project management, consumer buying, and event photography, as a result of these agreements.
“We’re ecstatic to be cooperating with both H&M and Mr. Slimfit’s Theo Ngobeni. Both firms are enthusiastic about fashion, sustainability, and education, and we’re excited to watch how the collaborations develop and help define a better fashion future for everyone,” said Maryne Steenkamp, head of Stadio School of Fashion.
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