Windhoek Fashion Week coming

This year, the organisers promise to go all-out, bringing local fashion and designers together.

31 August 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The Windhoek Fashion Week (WFW), which started off as a blunder, has now managed to make their wrongs right. Bringing back the event for the third time this year, the organisers told tjil that they are focusing on hosting a great event.

According to Kalistu Mukoroli, his team is already preparing and making sure things are in place. Mukoroli said that the brand has developed and they want to host a show for everyone.

“To compare this to the first two years, growth and development have taken centre stage. Our focus is to ensure that we host an inclusive fashion week. We have different designers and models, as we want everyone to have an equal opportunity to be part of fashion week,” said Mukoroli.

The WFW is a platform to showcase talent and also at the same time network to build beneficial relationships and create job opportunities. The organisers are currently working on the number of designers to work with this year and promise to ensure gender parity in respect of designers and models.

“We brought in foreign models in 2016 but anyone is welcome to join, provided they bring themselves to Namibia, as we won't be doing that again. Designers from Africa are for locals to network and gain exposure. We create those contacts for networking but at the end of the day local designers must take up the initiative to collaborate with other African designers so that they can cross borders,” said Mukoroli.

The show is slated for 6 to 10 November and more details regarding the event are yet to be announced. The Namibian Fashion Council is currently in talks with the Goethe-Institut to bring in international speakers to host workshops.



June Shimuoshili

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