From Bruntville to Greyville

From Bruntville to Greyville
Sphe Ntuli – making fashion waves

Sphe Ntuli adds the finishing touches to his winning creation.

Sphe Ntuli putting the finishing touches to his ensemble. This vintage cream dress, made with pearls,lace,appliqué motives and netting was one of the favorites; the cream hat was hand-made with place mat feathers and pearls. Two of Ntuli’s designs featured in the top fifteen for Classic Racewear Female, at this year’s Vodacom Durban July.

Born and bred in Mooi River (Bruntville Township) Sphe Ntuli is making fashion waves and this year was recognised at the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge for his innovative designs.
Schooled at Bruntville Primary, and then Eminyezaneni High School and Nottingham Road Combined, Sphe’s persistance and determination is paying off. Ntuli is a Pietermaritzburg School of Fashion graduate, and also completed an Intec College course studying Fashion Drawing and Portfolio Presentation and finally a pattern-making course at the Durban Academy of Fashion. Sphe has been passionate about fashion since he was a child and “even used my late grandmother’s table clothes to fashion manufacture garments, “ he confessed in an interview with The Meander Chronicle.
“Entering and winning competitions really helps me to get my name out there, says Ntuli “ I have entered the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge in different categories 5 times, and it’s a thrill to be recognised for my work each time! Other accolades include the Golden Horse Casino Sprint Fashion, as well as making in the final 10 of the Ultimate Collection SA.”
Sphe has dressed many Matric Dance puipls from Mooi River, Estcourt Pietermaritzburg and Durban High Schools and loves making unique and glamorous outfits for this special occasion. He works from home but is looking forward to opening his boutique in Howick by the end of this year as many of his clients are from the Midlands.
Ever grateful for the way things have turned out Sphe Ntuli is quick to thank many people who have helped him along the way. “Amongst others, I would like to thank people who helped finance this years Vodacom Durban July – Ground cover (Amanda), Sarah Richards, Sally and the Caversham Textiles, the Fernhill Hotel team who contributede to making my show a huge success.”
Sphe Ntuli can be contacted on his cellphone 076 211 7766, or email: sphentuli@yahoo.com