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Seeking to empower young fashion designers with business mentoring, the Old Mutual Vukani Fashion Awards have announced the 2008 winners. Karin Hoffman from Cape Town walked away with top honours for her gardening-themed collection. Natasha de Morais from Pretoria was recognised as most innovative designer for her purple, turquoise and mustard yellow creations. Nandipha Dyantyi received the prize for best high-fashion design for her synthesis between traditional Xhosa styling and 1950s silhouettes.