Cyla Gonsolves Wins the CNA Challenge.
Johannesburg 07 September 2017 – This week the contestants were faced with the CNA challenge in which they were tasked with creating a high-end fashion ensemble using nothing but CNA stationery supplies.
The contestants wowed the judges with their unconventional and dramatic designs but the one that stood out the most was that of Cyla Gonsolves. Cyla’s use of materials was playful yet fashion-forward and encompassed the brief whilst remaining true to her individual style. The bodice of Cyla’s design made use of a beautiful paper rolling technique called quilling and the skirt harnessed multiple strips of colorful paper, giving way to the title – ‘Colourful and Creative’.
CylaGonsolves is a 22-year-old emerging creative from Stellenbosch who believes in fashion with a cause. Cyla is currently pursuing her Advance Diploma at CTCFD and believes that fashion should start a conversation that ignites the fire within.
“The creative culture of Cape Town and the CNA Inspiration Bar have helped to keep me inspired throughout this competition,” said Cyla, she continued, “Making the Top 5 has been an unbelievable experience and I am grateful that the sleepless nights have paid off”. Cyla prides herself on being unique and creative in her designs and shares that each one speaks to her individual style.
In addition, the contestants were required to design a ‘Graphic Print’ that encompassed the CNA challenge theme as well as their own individual style. As the winner of this challenge, Cyla will be working with CNA on a unique stationery range that will be available for purchase at selected CNA stores this November!
It’s been an amazing journey thus far and we simply cannot wait to see who walks away with the ultimate title of David Tlale’s next Assistant Designer.
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