Fashion enthusiasts will gather once more for the third edition of Katutura Fashion Week (KFW), set for today and tomorrow at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in the capital.
The fashion showcase seeks to promote Namibian designers and provide an opportunity for emerging fashion designers from all 14 regions of the country to exhibit their work and gain the necessary exposure to help them break into a larger market.
Over 60 designers from Namibia, Angola, Zambia and South Africa are lined up to display their craft.
Some of the designers and/or labels are Puurfekt Couture by Helen; Dennis Hendricks; Lualbany from Angola; Siuna Design; Soxxclothing from Zambia; m101fashions from Zambia; Limited_mg; Kamily Erasmus; Luisewetu; Holap Brand; Ludwilla; Purely; Fuli’s Crochery; Valo Wear; and several students from the College of the Arts and Katutura Community Arts Centre: Amagola Debby; African Flowerchild; Johannes Hage Geingob; Gift Kambuze and Fikuloye Anneli.
Guests can walk the red carpet, pose for photographs and engage the media from 17h00 in anticipation of the first runway show, expected to commence at 18h00 and run until 19h00. Slot 2 will start at 20h00 and end at 21h00. On Saturday, the first slot will kick off at 16h00 till 17h30, while the second slot will take place between 18h30 and 20h00.
Jati Indongo, KFW communications officer, told VIBEZ! their ultimate goal is to attract fashion designers from across the continent to showcase their art to local people.
“We think that is a good thing because it adds to our growth and the Namibian economy. It’s good that we are initiating this kind of project in the creative industry to create awareness for outsiders to be able to come to Namibia and take part in one of the biggest events in the Land of the Brave, such as the KFW,” Indongo added.
Models of all ages and sizes will strut down the catwalk in the show that promises to amaze all and sundry.
It is taking place under the theme ‘We are fashion Unites diverse cultures and ethnicities’ and is sponsored, amongst others, by Radio Energy 100 FM. Tickets go for N$ 150 for front-row seats and N$ 100 for general seats, and are available at the FNCC.