Namibian designers urge the Miss Namibia organisers to start using their skills and talents.
Ever since the Miss Namibia committee revealed the dress that the 2019 Miss Namibia Nadja Breytenbach will be wearing at the Miss Universe event yesterday, Namibian designers have shared their opinions on the costume and many are not pleased. Nadja’s dress is designed by South African designer Mzukisi Mbane.
Taking onto social media, prominent designers including Ruberto Scholtz have taken to social media urging the organisers to start using local designers as the current costume does not reflect Namibia.
In an interview with the Namibian Sun, the organisers had explained that every Miss Namibia season, there is no money in the pageant and that everything used comes in the form of sponsorship. According to them, Miss Namibia, unlike many pageants that take place, does not ask for application fees which could help with the funding hence the reliance of help from stakeholders. Services from the MC, to the designers, photographers, venue, the prizes, the live broadcasting, and the makeup artists are all sponsored. Priority is given to locals and should there not be any, they extend calls to South Africa for sponsorship.
Nadja left for the Miss Universe this afternoon that will be held in Atlanta Georgia in America. She will be receiving training from former Miss Namibia Michelle McLean before gracing the stage on 8 December.