Katutura Fashion Week (KFW) is a local platform with international aspirations that was inspired by a past of segregation, hence the name “Katutura” Fashion Week.
A platform that is aimed at uniting the diverse cultures, ethnicities and traditions of Namibia through the art of fashion and bringing global fashion to the people.
Katutura Fashion Week is envisioned to become the most influential fashion platform in the country, which will happen on an annual basis. Katutura Fashion Week will promote Namibian designers, and give an opportunity to emerging fashion designers through all 14 regions of the country a chance to showcase and receive the necessary exposure which can help in catapulting them into a bigger market. The end goal of KFW is to have Fashion designers from around the continent wanting to come and showcase in the land of the brave.
With so many elements to the industry of fashion, the KFW committee wanted to make sure that they fit in the vast majority of industry contributors. Hence, the 19 categories and 5 nominees per category in their first year.
Titling some of the categories was a challenge for them, not because they were limited but because they did not want to limit themselves but rather to truly encapsulate the magnitude of that specific category.
As for the winners of these categories, they will be selected in two partial methods depending on the category in which they have been nominated. These selection processes include a public voting system which opened to the public on the 1st of July and will run until the 27th of September at 23h59. As well as judging process from a judging panel. Where we will collaborate and consult various industry experts.
Fashion is passion, expressed in art, and if it were not for fashion, we would not be able to express ourselves. Let alone have anything to wear without making a statement.”- Dingi Namibia
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