Models and boxing mingle
Modelling and international boxing joined hands when a bevy of saucy models from Namibia, Cape Verde and Columbia graced the catwalk in Windhoek recently, showing an eager Namibian audience just what to expect for the summer vacation.
The show was organized and promoted by the owner of MK Swimwear, the beautiful Namibian model Meriam Kaxuxwena. The fashion show was held at the NamPower Convention Centre on the Friday evening. It was done in partnership with the International Boxing Federation’s Africa branch, which operates out of Tanzania. As a model herself, Meriam has received several international accolades during her illustrious career, including Miss SuperModel Africa 2015 in the Philippines, Miss District Internet International 2015 in Cote D’Ivoire, Miss Africa Tourism in Lebanon 2014, Best Catwalk Model at Miss Diamond of the World in Algeria 2015, Miss World Bikini Event Complexion Model and the best catwalk in China, Qingdao, Miss Augustineum 2007 in Windhoek, in addition to participating in many international fashion shows in London, Angola, Thailand, Tanzania, Lebanon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Sweden. On Saturday, the models had a grand poolside celebration at Umti Lodge north of Windhoek.
Meriam said MK Swimwear is a new modelling company specialising in outdoors and recreational attire. The lines they put on show, they also market to Namibian ladies. Renowned Layer, Tatesaki Aipinge hosted the models with great fanfare, good wines, and delicious fare.
The Friday evening fashion show was the curtain raiser on a series of collaborative events between MK Swimwear and IBF Africa. MK Swimwear will provide the models for ring ladies as the IBF Africa tournament moves across the continent and some Middle East countries.
“With its professional experience, MK Swimwear will be up to the task of putting Namibia as a nation on the map of the world’s show biz industry” IBF Africa said in a statement released after the fashion show.
IBF Africa has also committed to arrange for MK Swimwear to attend the IBF USBA convention as well as various other events where the swimwear company will meet international showbiz executives with a view of securing more modelling contracts for the local company.