What's in store for Buyers at Design Indaba 2013?

Design Indaba Expo 2013 highlights include an exhibition curated by Li Edelkoort and more than 100 new designers to meet!

We have just over 300 Exhibitors signed up for Design Indaba Expo 2013, 110 of which are first time Exhibitors, so if you haven’t registered as a Buyer yet, this is a reminder that now is the time. Register online here

We’re putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a spectacular show with many new features and faces. 

Here is a taste of what you can expect to see at this year’s event:

Feature exhibit curated by Li Edelkoort 
Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa, a Design Indaba project curated by Li Edelkoort and sponsored by Woolworths, is an exhibition of South African design seen through the lens of Edelkoort’s latest trend forecast. Her concept is based on the trend of stacking and layering colours, patterns and materials to achieve a bold totemic quality reminiscent of the Memphis Design movement of the 1980s.

20 Fashion designers take to the ramp
Daily fashion shows in the Events Arena will present the Winter/Autumn 2013 collections of 20 emerging and established fashion designers. All under the umbrella of Cape Town Fashion Council, these are: Rosenwerth, Sitting Pretty, Chimpel, Take Care, Margot Molyneux, Spilt Milk, Mr and Mrs, Doreen Southwood, .olowsdotter, Adam & Eve, Adriaan Kuiters, August Clothing, Craig Port, MaXhosa by Laduma, Non-European, Michelle Ludek, Goat Clothing, Strato, Thula Sindi.

110 New Exhibitors  
We have a whopping – and growing – number of first-time Exhibitors this year, including brands such as Evolution, Re-Sails, Makers of Stuff, WORK, Freshly Found and Gillian Fuller. We’ve also lined up 40 of the most talented new names in our Emerging Creatives section – an outstanding selection of the latest talent to come out of South Africa.

And don’t forget to RSVP for our Buyers Welcome Breakfast!

Meet the Design Indaba Expo team and representatives from Wesgro, the official destination marketing, investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape.

Date: Thursday, 28 February 2013

Time: Buyers Day 10:00 to 19:00. Breakfast will be served at 10:30.

Venue: Design Indaba Expo Floor, Cape Town Interntaional Convention Centre

RSVP: Margot van Zyl, intern@interactiveafrica.com by Monday, 11 February 2013

Please Note: While buyers online registration is now closed, additional buyers will be able to register on site when they arrive at the Expo. Look out for the desk marked "Buyer Registration".

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