Nikola Conradie Fashions opened its doors to the public last Saturday afternoon.
Nikola, is an award winning Namibian fashion designer who has showcased her work at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin and at the Mozambique Fashion Week in 2015. Nikola did her fashion studies in Polimoda, Italy and while growing up with a passion for fashion in a supportive environment, it encouraged her to have a goal-oriented drive, hence the opening of Nikola Conradie Fashions.
Speaking at the opening, Nikola, explained how this had to be the next big step any fashion designer could do. She wanted her invited guests to know what she has been working on for all these years and how her boutique/showroom somewhat represented her personal wardrobe.
a showroom of what I have been working on and a representation of my personal closet
She also added that other Namibian fashion designers now have the opportunity to showcase their pieces. Namibian fashion needs it’s own shelf space and Nikola Conradie Fashions is the platform to do that said Nikola.
We need our own Edgars too
Not only is Nikola Conradie Fashions a showroom of her latest creations and a platform for other fashion designers to showcase their work but with the partnership of HR Line – a social enterprise dedicated to helping individuals & emerging companies reach their highest level of success. They launched a mentorship programme for all the youth who have a dream to work in fashion. The mentorship programme is directed to boosting ones confidence, employability skills and meet new people.
What you will be able to do:
- Gain valuable experience in designing, retail & upcoming fashion social projects.
- Learn a wide range of skills including designing, pattern cutting, sewing & stock control.
- We’ll help you with your CV, interview skills & help you secure a job after the programme.
- The potential to move in to paid employment, upon successful completion.
- Benefit from one-on-one support from our staff or a volunteer mentor for up to 6 months.
- Include an career coaching & insightful fashion designing course that runs along the work.
Here is how you can apply
Send them a creative video under 2 minutes answering the following:
- Who are you?
- What do you like?
- What are you good at?
Email your submissions with your CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
The opening of Nikola Conradie Fashions was attended by the likes of fashion designer Chakkirra Classen, Dr. Helena Ndume and entertainment reporter from The Namibian Rukee Kaakunga, and many fashion lovers and supporters to witness what we are calling ‘A First For Namibia’ in the fashion industry.
Nicola’s soft feminine with a hint of drama garments, can easily be seen as you walked into her shop. You can also find pieces made from various fabrics from across the world, her timeless pieces met all ages of which was quite evident from the live models that displayed her recent work.
Nikola Conradie Fashions is open Monday – Friday 09h00-14h00 and 15h00-18h00 and on Saturday from 09h00-14h00. At the Freedom Plaza.