KFW turnout leaves room for improvement

30 Sep 2019 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 SEP (NAMPA) – The first-ever Katutura Fashion Week (KFW) attracted many to the runways and the awards ceremony, but fewer guests visited the exhibition stalls.
A lot of improvement is thus needed for next year’s event and ideas from exhibitors in this regard are welcome, KFW Management Team Public Relations Officer Jati Indongo told Nampa on Sunday.
“I would say we expected more people to come, but there were a lot of events happening this weekend such as King Tee Dee’s show, graduation ceremonies and the Swapo rally, however, this didn't stop people from coming through. Those who could come, made it,” said Indongo of the event which took place from 26 to 28 September.
She added that one of the things they would want to change for next year is to have the awards ceremony on a different day from the runway shows.
Meanwhile, at the award ceremony, Leone Shimuketa walked away with the Designer to Look Out For award and the Beauty Queen of the Year went to Meriam Kaxuxwena, while the Designer of the Year award went to Nicoleen Menjono.
Other awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award which went to Cynthia Schimming, Ambassador of the Year to Prisca Vangi, Female Model of the Year to Chelsi Shikongo, Male Model of the Year to Rowan Summers and Photographer of the Year to Tuva Wolf.
Emma Shilongo from Emm’s Beauty Parlour received the Hair Stylist of the Year award, Stylist of the Year went to Zulu Gwerie from Vintage Collection, Fashion Influencer of the Year went to Lioness and Female Model to Look Out For went to Uatjiri Mbaisa, amongst other awards.
The event was aimed at uniting the diverse cultures, ethnicities, and traditions of Namibia through the art of fashion.