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Promote accessibility in fashion retail

MTC Windhoek Fashion Week has announced the dates for its long-awaited eighth edition of the show, with the main objective of elevating Namibian designers and promoting accessibility in fashion retail.

The organizing committee has announced that the fair is scheduled for November 6-9, 2024. Fair director Luis Munana said they are dedicated to fostering partnerships between Namibian designers and retail outlets, both locally and internationally. .

“We believe that every Namibian designer deserves the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent on both the local and global stage. By focusing on accessibility and retail, we aim to provide our designers with the platform and support they need to thrive in the fashion industry,” she said.

Under the theme “accessibility and retail”, the event aims to facilitate connections between designers and retailers, opening doors for Namibian fashion to reach wider markets.

Over the past year, the fair has actively interacted with clothing retailers, sparking interest from major players such as Edgars. With an Edgars retail buyer attending last year’s event, there is growing interest in sourcing from local designers, presenting an exciting opportunity for collaboration and exposure.

Munana stated: “We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the Namibian fashion industry. Through initiatives such as runway collaborations with local artists and participation in international fashion events, we are creating pathways for Namibian designers to succeed on a global scale.”

In addition to showcasing collections on the catwalk, the show is expanding its reach by facilitating participation in international fashion events such as Batho Fashion Week in Botswana and Durban Fashion Fair in South Africa.

The team said these initiatives aim to provide Namibian designers with networking opportunities and exposure to diverse audiences.

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