Windhoek Fashion Week 2019 goes bigger and better than in its previous years.
The fourth annual Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW) is soon to be a reality as the dates near and the first round of designers are announced.
The designer’s list reflects the event’s focus on the growing event and the industry at large as it ropes in designers and models from all kinds of walks of life. speaking to unwrap.online, the organisers say that this year, like the previous years is all about giving people a platform to showcase their skills.
” We make it a point to have new models mixed up with old models. We are very inclusive because it’s a national event and not our event. This year, the majority of the designers are new to the runway,” said Kalistu Mukoroli.
The 35 designers to showcase this year include Foxy, House of St Luke, Chanique Designs and Pom Couture just to mention a few. The WFW will also see COTA second-year students as well as the University of Johannesburg jewelry students.
“We look at WFW as a Namibian event and not individual focus because we have designers from all over and international. For the past two years, the University of Johannesburg students always come through to do an internship. This year they asked if their designers can showcase at WFW as part of their school project,” says Mukoroli.
Promotional activities to build up to the fashion week have already started with pop up shop at Maerua Mall with a focus on local designer brands. This opportunity is given to Namibia brands to marketing and sell their brands in a mall that has over thousands of buyers that visit it every day.
“The experience was awesome for all the brands that had a stall at the Pop Up shop and they made sales and also made contacts with prospect clients. This is the first time that Windhoek Fashion a Week has partnered up with a mall to give this opportunity to local designers. The focus of Windhoek fashion week is to create a platform for Namibia designers to showcase and market their products to Namibian and international buyers and fashion lovers,” says Mukoroli.