Boost for Namibian designers ahead of fashion week

The MTC Windhoek Fashion Week is set to return to the capital for its eighth edition from 6 to 9 November.

The event promises to showcase the finest in Namibian design talent, while emphasising accessibility and retail opportunities within the fashion industry.

Event spokesperson Kalistu Mukoroli says the fashion week is committed to fostering partnerships between Namibian designers and retail outlets, both locally and internationally, opening doors for Namibian fashion to reach broader markets.

“We believe every Namibian designer deserves the opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent on both local and global stages,” says Luis Munana, the event’s director.

“By focusing on accessibility and retailing, we aim to provide our designers with the platform and support they need to thrive in the fashion industry,” he says.

Over the past year, the fashion week has actively engaged with clothing retailers, garnering interest from major players such as Edgars.

A retail buyer from Edgars attended last year’s event, indicating a growing interest in sourcing from local designers.

This presents an exciting opportunity for collaboration and exposure for Namibian fashion talents.

In addition to runway showcases, the event is expanding its reach by facilitating participation in international fashion events, such as Batho Fashion Week in Botswana and the Durban Fashion Fair in Durban.

These initiatives are designed to provide Namibian designers with valuable networking opportunities and connect them with diverse audiences.

“We are committed to supporting the growth and development of the Namibian fashion industry,” Munana says.

“Through initiatives like runway collaborations with local artists and participation in international fashion events, we are creating pathways for Namibian designers to succeed on a global scale.”

Designers interested in participating in the MTC Windhoek Fashion Week can apply online at

Artists interested in collaborating on runway music can direct their enquiries to –

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