Duncan Papé has been involved with art, fashion and design for more than 12 years. The Open Window Art Academy provided him with all the design basics, where he studied Fine Arts , drawing, creative studies and  3D animation. His first job experience was at Off the Wall Décor and Design as sketch artist and did office management. He then moved swiftly into his love of fashion, working in various modalities like events, sales, advertising, management, franchise and training at a wide range of clothing, fragrance and cosmetics companies: Truworths, Sunglo, The Sun Room & Lip Inc., Cosmetix, Serenité. This background laid the base for his creative fashion styling, fashion shoots and brand creation at Kobus Dippenaar Atelier, Errol Arendz and Skouspel Television Show. Recently he was also the head stylist at the House of Fashion, where he weaved together his wide-ranging expertise in fashion trends with his keen eye for style and harmony for his personal clients and for events. Until he started By The Design – a new venture into the Evolution of Spa, Beauty, Fashion and Style.


Duncan Papé


Starting with self belief and empowerment and then passing this through to my love of people and development, I started By The Design with an evolution in mind. An evolution that I have seen a long time coming and something that I intend to embrace and cherish from, not only for self fulfillment, but to service the needs of an industry that has fed and challenged me my entire career. From this evolution I hope to grow and partner with amazing people, to uplift people and just make life a little bit more pleasurable. After all, what is our raison detre? Money? Success? Happiness? Love? Beauty? Let’s have this all in a understandable measure that benefits all and enhances for the better good.


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