“The Intern” by David Tlale allows brands like Jet the opportunity to inspire audiences to see beyond the perception of the norm. As a retailer, we pride ourselves on inspiring customers to feel good and as a brand they've found that this exciting partnership allows for the opportunity to commercialize couture, as such bringing an aspirational label to the hands of a broader South Africa.

As part of Jet’s partnership with David Tlale, “The Intern‟, we will see two phenomenally exciting episodes that Jet have planned together with David and the team. These episodes are specifically focused on the realities of designing and retailing as they unpick the seams of the fashion world. Without giving away too much, we are extremely proud of being able to offer these up-and-coming designers an opportunity within their business to learn from experienced merchants and understand the processes that fashion retail involves

David Tlale’s “The Intern” together with Jet are offering an exciting journey to inspire and enthuse audiences during the season, from a very chic competition with Jet Club to WIN a dinner with David Tlale all the way through to nonstop sharing of fresh content across their social media platforms. You’ll get to find your favorite contestant, learn more about the show and of course bringing David directly to audiences!

Starting up all sewing machines on the 12th of July, you’ll be able to watch the 12 local up-and-coming designers as they embark on a whirlwind journey of unconventional challenges, creativity at its best, celebrity guest mentors and grueling eliminations! There’s no doubt that we’ll be tuning in to SABC 3 every Wednesday night at 19:30, coz let’s face it… we don’t want to miss a stitch.

We are extremely excited about this season and more so about the partnership with David Tlale, purely because he speaks to the aspirational views of our customers and together they are able to commercialize couture, ultimately allowing customers to "Feel Good for Less‟.

Winning Collections will be available in these stores:

     
  • Jetmart Eloff St
  • Jetmart West St Durb
  • Jet Gateway
  • Jet Eastgate
  • Jet East Rand Mall
  • Jet Rustenburg
  • Jet Westgate (Jhb)
  • Jet Cresta
  • Jet Sandton
  • Jet Westville
  • Jet Southgate
  • Jet Thohoyandou
  • Jet Church 2 Pta
  • Jet Carlton Cntre
  • Jet P.E. Greenacres
  • Jet Century City
  • Jet Midrand 2
  • Jet Clearwater Mall
  • Jet Mall Of Africa
  • Jet Mall Of Rosebank

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Contestants

Cyla Gonsolves

Cyla Gonsolves is a 22 year old from Stellenbosch, Western Cape, currently pursuing her Advance Diploma at CTCFD. As an emerging creative, Cyla believes in fashion with a cause; that fashion should start a conversation, mean something and ignite a fire within.

Denver Juries

Denver is a 30 year old self-taught designer who started sketching at the age of 15 and commenced to sewing when he was 19 years old. Hailing from Cape Town, he says that he is inspired by a range of things including pop culture and textiles.

Lulama Makha

Lulama is 40 years old. He is from a very small town called Mount Ayliff (former Transkei), in the Eastern Cape. He obtained a National Diploma in Fashion from Border Technikon in East London (now Walter Sisulu University). Lulama has been in the Fashion industry for about 16 years. He is inspired by traditional dancers and culture. He is currently a self-employed designer.

Welhemina Ratsoma

27 year old Welhemina hails from Limpopo. She’s a self-taught designer and has been designing for 3 years. She enrolled for a short course in clothing production but unfortunately did not complete it. Welhemina draws inspiration from a pedigree of her culture’s traditional colours, patterns and the 80's Goddess feel. She’s currently working on her brand, full time.

Frank Ramatsetse

Frank is 31 years of age, born and bred in Limpopo in a small village called Matlerekeng. His passion and love for fashion design began when he was only in primary school, grade 7. He started his clothing line called Candid Fashion Design before he completed matric and upon completion, enrolled with Tshwane University of Technology, where he obtained a National Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology.

Boitumelo Selepe

Boitumelo is a 30 year old lady who studied Clothing Production at Seshego FET College. She has been in the fashion industry for 8 years, self-employed. Boitumelo is adamant that fashion design is a calling for her which drives her to strive to be better and come up with new and different clothing designs.

Mamaila Ila Molefe

Mamaila is 24 years old and for 3 years, studied Design (Fashion and Textiles) at the Durban University of Technology. She is from Ivory Park, Midrand. Mamaila is driven by shifting traditional dynamics of dressing up and exploring challenging facets of the fashion industry through science, industrialism and nature. She’s self-employed and has been focusing on building her brand.

Samuel Mosala

Samuel is a self-taught designer from Durban. At 44 years, he has 20 years’ experience in the industry. He did a year course in pattern-making at the Durban University of Technology. A happy client always inspires him to go out and be better – giving quality finished products. Samuel always strives to be exceptional in everything he does.

Michalene De La Porte

Michalene is a self-driven and determined 25 year old from Vanderbijlpark. She obtained a National Diploma in Fashion at the Vaal University of Technology and is currently working towards obtaining a BTech degree in Fashion. Michalene strives for excellence and perfection in all she does and is particular about the finer details.

Musa Ntshalintshali

Musa is a 27 year old from Protea Glen, Soweto. He has since started his own brand and has a BA degree in fashion from Lisof. He is influenced by classic with a twist of progressive modern expression.

Kuena Moshoeshoe

Kuena is all the way from Lesotho. She studied Fashion Design at the University of Johannesburg where she recently graduated from and is inspired by architecture, the human form and other forms of art such as sculptures, paintings and films. She is also inspired by fabric – detail orientated and enjoys manipulating patterns to make her work more interesting.

Keletso Moraba

The youngest of the interns, Keletso, is 23 years old, from Limpopo. He started designing his first garments 5 years ago and had his older sister adorn his designs. Driven by a passion for fashion, Keletso decided to pursue his dreams and develop his craft at Central Johannesburg Collage, in 2016, and is still to graduate. His mother, a self-taught seamstress, is his inspiration and is the reason why he’s a fashion designer...