Tuesday, 20 August, 2019
Bryan Ramkilawan

Bryan Ramkilawan

Creative Fashion Guru.

Career development possibilities will be interactively proposed to school leavers and related graduates to join the clothing sector. My intent is to stimulate the whole clothing value chain for new younger recruits with an objective to attract appropriate candidates from previously disadvantaged communities.
Bryan grew up on the North Coat of KwaZulu-Natal in a town called Stanger.
In 1984 he matriculated at M.L Sultan Secondary; in 1987 he studied fashion and graduated from Durban University of Technology (then M.L. Sultan); in 1996 obtained a post grad qualification from Cape Peninsula University of Technology; in 1994 he served as a fashion design lecturer for 16 years at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology; and he was a founding board member and director of the Cape Town Fashion Council.
His short term goals:

  • Build on existing and new partners. The emphasis is on inclusivity rather than exclusivity and development of previously disadvantaged communities.
  • Provide support for emerging designers without ignoring support needed to established designers
  • Engage in dialogue with government and role players to promote the establishment of a National Fashion Council
  • Promote dialogue between fashion week organisations to encourage rationalization and progressive partnerships
  • Revitalize partnerships with trade unions to promote common goals and avoid duplication,
  • Identify shortcomings in the manufacturing sector and build on partnerships with Clotex and similar organisations to stimulate the industry
  • Select potential candidates from manufacturing and source funding that will develop skills to allow for progression
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