The new fashion designer reality show The Intern by David Tlale will be broadcast from Wednesday, 12th July 2017 at 19h30 on SABC 3.
This 13-episode reality TV show shot in the heart of Johannesburg will follow the 12 aspiring fashion designer contestants on their journey to becoming David Tlale’s next Assistant Designer.
In partnership with SABC 3 and Fp&M Seta, David Tlale aims to develop and support the country’s budding talents.
“Mentorship and understanding that fashion is not just about clothes are critical to the fashion industry. Fashion is at its heart about creating indelible brands and sustainable businesses that support value chains of the clothing and textiles industry. That is why this show, as well as the internship programme that I have been running for the past 4 years is so close to my heart. We are sowing the seeds of greatness.” says Tlale.
The Intern by David Tlale is presented by well-known South African actor, businessman and presenter Nico Panagio. Nico is also known for his previous role on the soap opera 7de Laan and as a presenter on SABC 3’s Top Billing.
The competition was open to both skilled/self-taught designers with a minimum of 3 years’ experience and Fashion Design Graduates. Throughout the show the audiences will get to witness the 12 contestants, as they battle it out for the chance to win the coveted prizes and receive a full year Assistant Designer position.
In each episode, contestants are given a fashion design challenge and are judged based on creativity, originality, understanding of the brief and excellence in execution. Plus, they are exposed to all facets of the David Tlale brand and business including: design, fabric sourcing, range development and production, quality control, marketing and retail, media training and basic business management skills.
If you want to see the hopefuls battle it out for the title of Assistant Designer for the house of David Tlale… then tune into The Intern by David Tlale every Wednesday at 19h30 starting 12th July, 2017, on SABC 3 “The Stage Is Yours”.