Celebrating local and international designers
THIS week, models, designers and all fashion enthusiasts are celebrating the Windhoek Fashion Week 2018 – a platform where local and international designers showcase their taste for colour and fabulous runway threads with innate glamour and chic.
With multiple shows over a 5-day period, the fashion week started on Monday this week, with fashion talks hosted at the Goethe centre.
The event, which is returning for its third installment, will see South African designers such as Mxolisi Luke Mkhize, returning for a second time to the Fashion Week. Last year, the self-taught emerging designer impressed with his Beautiful Nightmare collection – which included pieces from his Black Indulgence and Zulu 100 collection which showed at SA Fashion Week.
In addition, Nivaldo Thiery from Mozambique, will also be among the numerous international designers to showcase at the event.
The event will also cater for upcoming designers as students from the College of the Arts will show their talent for the first time to industry.
Renowned Designer Melisa Poulton, will be the first designer to showcase her work today with her collection called Funky Tunes, which mostly consists of summer clothing with vibrant colours.
Poulton stated that this collection is more suitable for the festive season as people can wear it while enjoying their hot December holiday. In contrast, the event will be closed by Maria Nempembe, who stated that she is very excited for this year’s fashion week as she will be showcasing her most elaborate collection titled, Boss from her fashion line, Ria.
“I’m very excited about the Windhoek Fashion week, and over the fact that I will be shutting down the event, Boss is my most thought through collection yet, and I look forward to showcasing it,” Nempembe stated.
Without giving away too much detail of her collection, Nepembe stated that Boss features corporate, as well as authentic African.
The sizzling line up of the Windhoek fashion week will also showcase designers such as Simeone Johannes, who won the award for the Best Emerging Namibian designer award and the Simply You Awards and talented designers such as, House of Cyndie, Shalom Tailoring, Malina, House of Tsatago, Hilly June from Ghana and Ulo Desings on the final day of fashion week.Tickets for the event are available at Events Today. Front Row tickets cost N$250 while standard tickets are N$150.
Outstanding: Maria Nempembe to debute her collection Boss._Photo: Contributed