The MTC Windhoek Fashion Week has gone one up after recently announcing the launch of an exciting new initiative called the Fashion Meets Sound project.
According to one of the organizers of the project Kalistu Mukoroli, Fashion Meets Sound aims to develop and promote a stronger relationship between the music and fashion industry.
The project team consists of members of the MTC Windhoek Fashion Week team, who will be travelling across all 8 regions of Namibia in efforts of discovering whilst empowering the youth, aspiring musical artists and fashion designers.
“Fashion Meets Sounds aims to discover young talented designers at various schools around Namibia, the best designs will be turned into a reality by a designer they will be allocated to work with. The project aims at having a mixer where local musical artists, sound engineers and designers are to socialise and establish conversations on how their respective industries of interest co-relate and understand the relationship. The project also aims at empowering local musical talents such as emerging artists and sound engineers.
They are to be empowered through masterclasses where they will be given knowledge on how to maximise the use of their talent and develop from professional and experienced artists and sound engineers,” he said.
Mukoroli also added that while the project primarily focuses on fashion and music, it also incorporates photographers, videographers, animators, sound engineers and DJs.
The project kicked off in August 2022 and is set to end in August 2023 with the most impressive picks from each of the eight regions within Namibia being given the opportunity to act as inclusions to the biggest annual fashion event in the country.
“Music plays an important role in fashion as most designers use music to create their collections and portray what they feel.
The MTC WFW team through their project Fashion Meets Sound will visit Otjiwarongo, Ongwediva, Ondangwa and Oshakati to host Masterclasses, Pop Up Shops and Networking mixers,” he said.
The Fashion Meets Sound, is funded by the Sound Connects Fund, an initiative by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and Goethe-Institut. It was also made possible by the financial contribution of the European Union and the support of the Organisation of ACP States.