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The ‘Rising Talent’ Initiative is an integral part of YDE and our core philosophy: we identify, support and promote the future fashion clothing talent of South Africa, while providing the South African fashion industry with an exciting taste of what’s to come.
Emerging designers join YDE as ‘Rising Talent’ and progress to full YDE Designer status based on the performance of their products and design.
We are passionate about our business and our talented group of Designers at YDE and are always eager to hear from fresh and emerging Designers who wish to be part of the YDE family.
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Complete the application form along with certain other requirements which need to be fulfilled. Once a designer has been successfull with an interview, and there is space available in the YDE stores, they will be allocated specific stores in which to launch their labels.
Designers need to meet certain criteria before their merchandise would be considered to be sold through YDE stores.
Criteria such as design (i.e. commercial viability), quality, originality, strong business acumen, available finance and general background are all factors that would be considered.
YDE charges our fully-established Designers a monthly commission and display fee.
Rising Talent Clothing Designers are charged a commission percentage only.
There are also other ad hoc expenses which are charged.
Designers set their own retail selling prices and merchandise is supplied to YDE by the Designer on a consignment stock basis only.
YDE does not purchase any merchandise from Designers.
Ranges are advertised across social media platforms.