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Windhoek Fashion Show is back

by   Staff Writer 

The second Annual Windhoek Fashion Show will officially kick off from the 1st to the 4th of November.

This year’s show will also include local accessory designers and will give an opportunity to the final year students at the College of the Arts to showcase their creations.

According to the Director of the Windhoek Fashion show Kalistu Mukoroli, this year’s Fashion Week is bigger and better noting that it will be the best opportunity for local designers to interact with international designers.

“We had model castings on the 14th October whereby we had over 150+ models that came through to cast which made the job difficult for the casting committee as only 20 Male and 25 Female Models were needed,” he explained.

Adding that the second Fashion Week will be held at the Nampower Convention with local designer and blogger Leah Misika opening the show.

“We also have an offsite private show on the 1st of November and a fashion talk on Day 2 that will be hosted by Industry Professionals with a focus on running a Sustainable Fashion Business,” Mukoroli said.

He further told Vibe that the organising team have also invited Scott Lipinski, the president of the German Fashion Council, although he is yet to confirm.

On Day 3 and 4 the local and international designers will officially showcase their collections.

“This year for the time we see College of the Arts students get an opportunity to showcase their final year collection at Windhoek Fashion Week. Day 3 starts with the first slot titled “A Style for Every Story” which will see the heavyweight Fashion Designers like LAO Designs (Nam), House of St Luke (RSA), Fresh official (ANGOLA),” he said.

Designers such as Nivaldo Thiery (Mozambique), Quinn Hammond (NAM), TM Brand Clothing Line (Nam) are also expected to showcase their clothing brands while Melisa Poulton will close off the fashion week on the third day.

He said, “Before we kick off the last night of fashion shows, there will be a Fashion Flash Mob Activation in Wernhil Park whereby Windhoek fashion Week will officially invade the center and give the shoppers an experience they will never forget.”

On the last day, designers such as FoxyGinnah, Sdu Shezi (RSA), Sai Style (Nam), ELGVNCIE (Ang), L’Aesthetic (Nam) and Ingo Shanyenge will close off the fashion week.

“This year The Intern by David Tlale will be back which will see our very own Deon Angelo coming back home and show case his talent with other interns that are part of the program. This program was launched last year for the first time in Namibia by International Designer David Tlale. Some of the other brands that will be involved as well are accessory brands like Inami,” Mukoroli explained.