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The Intern  |  Tuesday 11 July 2017 08:27

The Intern SABC 3 is thrilled to bring you the new fashion designer reality show The Intern by David Tlale which will be broadcast from Wednesday, 12th July 2017 at 19h30.

This 13-episode reality TV show shot in the heart of Johannesburg will follow the 12 aspiring fashion designer contestants on their journey to becoming David Tlale’s next Assistant Designer.  
In partnership with SABC 3 and Fp&M Seta, David Tlale aims to develop and support the country’s budding talents.

“Mentorship and understanding that fashion is not just about clothes are critical to the fashion industry. Fashion is at its heart about creating indelible brands and sustainable businesses that support value chains of the clothing and textiles industry. That is why this show, as well as the internship programme that I have been running for the past 4 years is so close to my heart. We are sowing the seeds of greatness.” says Tlale.

The Intern by David Tlale is presented by well-known South African actor, businessman and presenter Nico Panagio. Nico is also known for his previous role on the soap opera 7de Laan and as a presenter on SABC 3’s Top Billing.

The competition was open to both skilled/self-taught designers with a minimum of 3 years’ experience and Fashion Design Graduates. Throughout the show the audiences will get to witness the 12 contestants, as they battle it out for the chance to win the coveted prizes and receive a full year Assistant Designer position.

In each episode, contestants are given a fashion design challenge and are judged based on creativity, originality, understanding of the brief and excellence in execution. Plus, they are exposed to all facets of the David Tlale brand and business including: design, fabric sourcing, range development and production, quality control, marketing and retail, media training and basic business management skills.
If you want to see the hopefuls battle it out for the title of Assistant Designer for the house of David Tlale… then tune into The Intern by David Tlale every Wednesday at 19h30 starting 12th July, 2017, on SABC 3 “The Stage Is Yours”.

Episode 1: The Reveal
South African internationally acclaimed king of fashion, David Tlale, brings us a new and hot fashion design reality television series. Having run an internship programme for the past 4 years, he has once again opened up himself to giving young designers an opportunity to hone their skill, to empower and upscale them as fresh additions in the industry. It’s an epic premiere of The Intern by David Tlale with delectable show host, Nico Panagio. The journey to finding and deciding on the 12 interns has been both grueling and exciting. South Africa gets to meet the final group of creatives and the competition begins!

Episode 2: Men’s Wear
The Intern by David Tlale is on a roll and the competition kicks off with the Men’s Wear challenge! But before the interns can get their heads in the game, Nico Panagio reveals the work space for the very first time.  Guest judges, Jean du Plessis and Felipe Mazibuko, share guiding experience that will aid the young designers with their first challenge. It’s game on!  

Episode 3: I Love Zar
We are onto the second challenge on The Intern by David Tlale and down to 11 contestants. On the challenge menu is I Love Zar, which encompasses comprehension of the Jet NETWORK. Brand guru, Thebe Ikalafeng, brings multiple award winning knowledge on distinguishing your brand and Jet retail expert, Shaz Abass, features with a twist for the interns! Thumbs are crossed for the designs to make the cut!

Episode 4: 2 August 2017 - Challenge 3
Image: Left to right - Joyanna Naidoo Technical and Product development Leader (Jockey representative), David Tlale, Melissa Isaac Menswear Designer (Jockey representative)
We’re on the next wave of The Intern by David Tlale with 10 contestants left! The interns are out at sea to play some and work twice as hard! It’s another exciting and creatively demanding challenge for a top underwear brand… Just how difficult is it to make underwear? Find out which of the contestants make waves with this one!

Episode 5: 9August 2017 - Challenge 4
Image: Left to right - Nico Panagio, Franz Grabe, David Tlale & Mary Sibande
We have 9 interns left on The Intern by David Tlale and the next challenge will push their creativity levels and test their staying power in the competition. ‘Disposable Art’ puts hectic time pressures on the interns and it’s a true race against the clock. Will the interns have a successful run?

Episode 6: 16 August 2017 - Challenge 5
We’re onto the 5th challenge of the season on The Intern by David Tlale, with 8 interns left to battle it out. Contestants will use the cloth to honour and celebrate the phenomenal women in our lives. It’s an exciting challenge that showcases the multiple facets of an amazing woman… Womandla!

Episode 7: 23 August2017 - Challenge 6
Wedding bells ring on the next episode of The Intern by David Tlale! Our 7 contestants are faced with their own Bridzilla and the challenge is on to impress them with their specific requirements. Will the interns have happy brides?

For more information or interviews please contact the SABC 3 Publicity department.

Issued by Doulha Domingo
Publicity Coordinator: SABC 3 | Tel. (011) 714 6269


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