Model and fashion designer Vejama Ndjiharine loves to slay on the runway.
She took part in the 2021 MTC Windhoek Fashion Week as model, and advertised various garments on the catwalk for amongst others Siuna Designs, House of Tsatago and Made by Ngaa.
Last year, she walked in Couture by Kim’s Safari line and the Kala Crochet’s summer/spring outfits.
“I model because I love wearing clothes, and I don’t restrict myself with regards to clothes. So, I love seeing myself in all the garments I slay in on the runway,” Ndjiharine told VIBEZ!
She started modeling in Grade 7, and was motivated and supported by her parents throughout the first stages of her modeling career, hence she kept on.
“I love the experience of meeting new designers, models, and just the whole experience.”
Apart from modelling, she designs clothing that she always presents to her mother.
Not knowing what to do after completing high school in 2016, she began doing research on fashion design in Namibia and how one could further their knowledge in fashion.
Ndjiharine (24) then enrolled at the Katutura ommunity Arts Centre in 2019, and was enlightened with knowledge on design. That was when she realised her full potential and abilities in the design and fashion industry.
Her clothing line is called Dvaam, and was launched in 2020 at the College of the Arts Fashion Show. She sells her pieces online.
Ndjiharine said her goal in the modelling industry is to advocate for equality for all and fair opportunities for everyone.
Without revealing much, she said she has plans for a lot of things, with God’s guidance and love.
“I am still young. With that said, we will see how things unfold, and then will I know what to do next on my list,” she added.
On walking in Couture by Kim’s Safari line, she said: “I loved how I felt and looked in the Odelela jumpsuit. It made me feel like a well-travelled tourist with a comfortable Shilongo leather hat for the harsh sun, and a pair of their trusted Shilongo leather shoes”.