Katlego Malatji | Design innovation challenge 2018
Published: 24 September, 2018
Congratulations to our students for making it to the Inscape Winners Wall of 2018.
Katlego Malatji – Alumni Fashion student from Pretoria. Was selected to participate in a three month programme, 21 Steps To Retail; Design Innovation Challenge 2018. She completed the programme and was awarded a 1-year internship at Edcon and showcased her latest collection “play-sexy” at the 21 steps to retail showcase in June.
'I was 1 of 13 people selected to take part in the 21 Steps to retail; Design innovation challenge 2018 which took place from January 2018 till March 2018. We had the opportunity to engage and exchange information with some of the most experienced experts in the fashion industry like Coenraad De mol founder of De mill clothing and Carina of Erre Fashion. We also had the great privilege of interacting and being facilitated by the likes of Black coffee, Gert-Johan and Sober Designs who are prominent influencers within the fashion and entertainment industry.
April 2018 was a beginning of a new venture as I started working for the Edcon group as one of their design interns. I work with the most welcoming and helpful team in the Edgars Kids department, and a few of my designs for toddlers and infants can be found in Edgars stores nationwide. The internship has helped me better understand how the retail environment works and the 21 steps to retail, has helped me become a better designer in the retail industry. I have showcased my resort collection “play sexy” at the EDCON DIC show that took place at the Aphartied Museum on 27th in honour of youth day and recently at the Proudly South African show that took place at Mall of Africa on the 15th September.
It is not always rainbows and unicorns, but it has honestly been a great experience. I have learnt so much, and I will forever be grateful for being a part of Inscape and the quality education that I received.”