Receiving public recognition for a job well done, fuels my passion even further. Here is an article from The Namibian Newspaper, about the Emerge Fashion Show I part took in, last year.
"Designers Pull Out All the Stops for Emerge Fashion Show
Namibia's talented crop of fashion designers showed their creative prowess as they showcased showstopper after showstopper at the first ever Emerge Fashion Show. Held at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), the event was truly spectacular, with the settings for the ramp, lighting and all other logistics running smoother than a well oiled engine.
With Windhoek's fash pack coming out in full force to witness the event, no time was wasted in showing them what their favourite designers have been up to for the year.
First up on the list was Chakirra Claasen, whose collection was made up of her signature couture garments in warm colours and textures. She drew inspiration from the Namibian landscape for this collection, which she plans to build on for a future fashion show.
Upcoming designers like Jaimee-Lee Diergaardt were also a force to reckon with. Diergaardt stunned the crowd with bright, colourful, happy pieces. Her take on the ball gown is very lively, with a splash of colour and unusual cut-outs.
Other up-and-comers equally shone. Leah Misika's line is reminiscent of 40s Hollywood glamour, with tassles that render flirty movement on her very modern garments. If you were expecting anything earthy from Lafika Joyce Heita this time around, you were in for a surprise. The multitasking designer opted for blue hues when it came to her trademark way of adding her own colour to the textiles she uses..."
To read the full story, follow the link http://www.namibian.com.na
THE WEEKENDER - FASHION | 2014-11-07