Meet the Designer
Stephen van Eeden
Q & A
When did you fall in love with fashion?
There is no specific time. I have always been fascinated by fashion and dressing up.
What went through your mind when you found out you had been selected for Project Runway South Africa?
I was overwhelmed with excitement, but wondered, “Are you ready for this?” I don’t think anything can prepare you for this show.
What has your educational journey been like?
I matriculated in 2004 from Kathu High School and then graduated top of my class in 2007 from Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design with a diploma in creative arts and fashion.
What was the first garment you ever made?
A tulle and denim skirt.
Who is your style icon?
What is your favourite material to work with?
I love tulle and silk chiffon.
What are you most looking forward from the first season of Project Runway South Africa?
I’m very excited to see the drama unfold and the response from the audience.
Which celebrities do you dream of dressing?
Bonang Matheba, Oprah and Nicole Kidman.
Catch Stephen van Eeden in action when Project Runway South Africa airs in July 2018 on Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv.