WINDHOEK – It was a night of glitz and glamour at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Lower Campus on Friday night when student designers showcased their creative talent.
Hundreds of fashionistas braved the chilly weather to see what NUST students had to offer. Hosted under the theme, Futuristic Afro, students intended to re-imagine what local designs will look like in the next ten years. One of the designers, Elton Shomeya, showcased his colourful and well-crafted designs with some touch of the traditional Oshiwambo attire, inspired by the movie Black Panther, titled Royalty. “I’m also enticed by what is synonymous with royalty. All that which makes it intriguing and enchanting,” says Shomeya.
Miles Meroro showcased his designs equally inspired by Namibian culture in its essence as African future attire, while Ndeshy Hakaye showcased her beautiful garments inspired by a blend of Western and African culture. Samwel Matende displayed his collection with the different colours representing unity of one African nation. Winding off the event and night were the beautiful garments of Naha Netumbo, in their full richness inspired by indigenous cultural heritage as epitomised in today’s fashion and trends.
Himba Boy kept patrons entertained with massive performances. Up to 25 male and female models strutted their stuff. This year NUST partnered with MultiChoice Namibia to make the event bigger. The show was aimed at promoting new brands as well as showcasing the hidden talents of students, as NUST does not have a fashion design department. The event, now in its third year, attracted many fashion lovers.