Fashion and music are two industries that intersect and are very vital for the entertainment industry. They are part of a global trillion and billion dollar industry respectively. In Namibia there are musicians that try and tie their music brands to a clothing brand that they own, at Unwrap.online we took a look at some of Namibia’s biggest clothing brands owned by musicians.
Mshasho clothing by King Teedee Namibia
King Tee dee is one of the most successful clothing brand owners in Namibia. He is considered by many for being the first Namibian artist who started a clothing brand.
The Mshasho Clothing brand was conceptualised in 2003 and the brand started off with T-shirts and little did King Teedee know that he came up with Namibia’s most recognisable and biggest clothing brands. Today the brand is spanned by footwear, headwear, T-shirts, pants, socks, stickers, bags, shoes and so much more. The brand offers clothing to kids, women and men and just keeps growing. Besides the Mshasho clothing brands, King Teedee also partnered with other well known brands such as Pakamish and Mad Monkey.
The Mshasho Clohting brand is sold in Streethouse and at the Mshasho clothing shop.
Gweri Vintage Collection by Zuluboy Amadazfloor
New kid on the block Gweri Vintage Collection is a very versatile Namibian fashion brand.
The brand sells socks and will soon be adding ties, T-shirts and other fashion items. This a truly Namibian brand, the sock line features designs that celebrate Namibia. Gweri Vintage has the famous Ondelela and Hendrick Witbooi socks that have been selling like vetkoek in the hood everywhere they are displayed. The brand has appealed to a lot of people mainly because of the way it is marketed and the striking photography for its designs.
061 Clothing by Catty Catt
No one made us shout “Windhoek stand up” way more than the late rapper Catty Catt. 061 clothing was one of the most prolific hip-hop brands of Namibia. People were proud to wear an 061 brand even if they were not from Windhoek, you just had to own it. All the cool kids in Windhoek wore 061 shirts.
Kp Illest by Kp Illest
Taking notes from his boss, King Teedee, Kp Illest also has his own budding clothing brand. KP sells a very clean, minimalist and simple brand that many of his fans appreciate. He has been selling T-shirts and pants to foans so far. It’s a brand for the millennial.
//Concept by Cassidy Karon of Paradox
//Concept is a very funky and edgy fashion brand. This is a brand for creatives and is very unapologetic about their designs. Their designs are very noticeable and the brand really stands out.
Their mustard/yellow range baseball cap range is very popular as well. Their niche lies in how they market their brand through product placements in music videos. They already exhibited their clothes for Windhoek Fashion week in 2018.
Hikwa Culture by Sunny Boy
Hikwa Culture is an urban brand by Hikwa artist Sunny Boy. The brand focuses on active wear for women and sells a multitude of T-shirt and pants with trendy designs.
Namibian artists keep reinventing themselves and are always seeking the next business venture, we can’t wait to see what else they come up with.