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PHOTOS: Miss Namibia Supranatural’s Herero inspired dress turns heads

A Namibian inspired dress designed by South African designers for Miss Namibia Yana.

Having been in Poland for one of the biggest pageantry events, Yana Haenisch this morning gave her Instagram followers a sneak peek of her national costume. In a long and descriptive post, the Miss Namibia 2019 top ten finalists gave insights on what inspired the dress, what it means to her and Namibia. The costume is designed by the company that designed Miss South Africa’s Miss Universe costume which has received nothing but priase.

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Sneak Peek of my ✨NATIONAL COSTUME✨ Inspiration: The silhouette of the gown was derived from the traditional Herero Dress shape that is always accompanied by a matching headpiece, in this instance the feathered wing. The Wing, lightness of dress and feather detail are representative of the national bird the fish eagle – that symbolizes to take flight and soar. The fabrication was hand printed by artist Larissa Don that specializes in marbling and Suminagashi – her brief was to use a muted palette of greys, black and gold (colours of the Gemsbok as seen on the emblem) to create a Suminagashi print that is reminiscent of aerial shots of the Namibian desert. SUMINAGASHI is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other kinds of stone. The patterns are the result of color floated on either plain water or a viscous solution known as size, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to a variety of surfaces. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype that celebrates the cultural diversity of Namibia. The applique and diamante detail represent the skeleton coast and the rich diamond fields of Namibia. All the above was translated/incorporated in a design that is representative of various Namibian elements to create a Avant-garde Costume that makes a statement, yet remain elegant and glamorous. Designed and sponsored by talented @stephen_van_eeden Headpiece: @the_costume_dept

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