KFW awards to bring the glam

By Rosalia David

KATUTURA Fashion Week (KFW) organisers have said that fashion lovers should gear for a glamorous awards show that might take place virtually or face-to-face depending on the state of the pandemic.
Speaking to Confidente, corporate administrator for the KFW Awards Bobby Kaanjosa said the team is still juggling between finding the perfect way to host the event while taking into account the Covid-19 regulations.
He said, “We are still monitoring the situation but those looking forward to the event can expect a whole lot of glamour and this time, it is going to be bigger and better.”
Last week, Kaanjosa announced that there are 98 nominees for the third edition of the KFW Awards set for August 28 at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek
He said this year’s event will be held under the theme ‘We are fashion – Unites diverse cultures and ethnicities’.
The awards are a platform solely aimed at recognising and awarding the unrecognised, known but uncelebrated, or renowned but not awarded individuals in the local fashion industry.
The awards ceremony will further showcase among others jewellery, sandals/shoes and make-up.
Meanwhile the 19 accolades up for grabs are Best Fashion Media House, Fashion Sponsor, Modelling Agency, Child Model, Plus Size Model, Male Model to look out for, Female Model to look out for, Designer to look out for, Fashion Influencer, Stylist, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Photographer, Beauty Queen, Male Model, Female Model, Designer, Brand Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement.’
Kaanjosa added that for the main event, Katutura Fashion Week -a separate event from the awards- fashion lovers can still apply as date on when it is going to take place is not known yet.
“We don’t know how many designers we are going to have as yet because people are still applying until somewhere in October,” he said.
Katutura Fashion Week was founded by model Dennis Hendricks in 2019.