Thursday, 05 February 2009 00:22
ZAMBEZI Modelling Academy hosted their first fashion show of the year at Club Chez Ntemba last Friday, with live performances from upcoming artists including Cool-Style and M-Cube.
Fashion lovers thronged the club to witness the work of some of Namibia’s top designers, with local models displaying their clothing.
According to organiser Sylvester Simubali of Zambezi Modelling Academy, the show aimed at showcasing local designing talent and the Academy’s models, as well as encouraging the public to buy their clothes locally. Simubali also urged local companies to sponsor events such as these.
He explained that Zambezi has registered 35 young and mature models who have been divided into two groups. Models aged16-25 are only used for fashion, posters and magazine and catwalk modelling, whilst models aged 26-30 are more mature professionals who often model bikinis and lingerie.
Simubali noted that the modelling agency accommodates all ethnic groups in Namibia, and that he plans to introduce marginalised communities like the San to the academy to model their traditional attire.
Since its inception in 2007, Zambezi Modelling Academy’s primary focus has been on fashion design and modelling, which, according to Simubali, provides a one-shop-stop for its clients.