An elegant display of luxury vehicles courtesy of BMW, Mini and Audi greeting guests on arrival. Check.

A collection of gorgeous mini ballerinas swooping across the catwalk. Check. The chic and ultra stylish Audi R8 parked on stage. Check. Lights, smoke and loads of glitter. Check. An array of beautiful models sporting hair with attitude and eye catching make up. Check. Talented up and coming South African designers. Check. All the elements were aligned as 11 designers; graduates from Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy, took to the catwalk to rock the world of fashion.

On 01 December 2011, Future Fashion Leaders Rock the Runway sponsored by Unitrans took place inside the Vodacom Dome at Vodacom World in Midrand. Guests were wowed by the experience, one had the following to say afterwards, “The show last night was absolutely fantastic; the best I have ever seen from a Fashion Institute and student's work.” Others commented, “Thank you to all it was an amazing show and loads of fun!”

Perhaps one of the most exciting outcomes of the evening was the fact that this year Future Fashion Leaders and the graduates from Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy managed to raise an amount in excess of R200 000, 00 for The Couture Educational Foundation. Enabling the dreams of other talented individuals, who don’t have the means to afford higher education, to be realised.

A very grateful thank you to the generous sponsors who through their donations, time, support and expertise made the event a success! Special thanks to Unitrans, Strike Alliance, David John of Make-Up International and Pulse Salon for the large roles they played in making the Future Fashion Leaders 2011 so spectacular.

Press Release by MEDIA RELEASES