26 February 2016

Namibia: Luis Grabbed Limelight in Mother City

February 26th, 2016 | by New Era Staff Reporter

Time Out


Local runway model, TV personality and the Big Brother Africa (BBA) Hotshots representative, has done it again in the fashion circle concentrating the limelight on himself.

The occasion was South African's Menswear Fashion Week, which took place in Cape Town earlier this month. Luis, who described himself as a "model with a qualification," was the only Namibian model selected to catwalk at the SA Menswear Fashion Week, among 40 other international models from South Africa, France, Belgium, Nigeria, Benin, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Angola. According to Luis, this was his first project this year, and he enjoyed the event, especially working with different international designers and models. "The response [to] most of the collections I showcased was positive," says Luis. He was also seen wearing collections for designers and labels of Palse Homme, Merwe Mode, Abrantie the Gentleman, 2Bop, Sol Sol, Imprint ZA, Magents, Nguni Shades as well as for Chu Suwannapha.

"The event was well organised and it was well attended by the masses. This was however my first fashion related event for the year," says Luis.

The South African Menswear Week is Africa's only stand-alone platform dedicated to the development and promotion of menswear within the African continent. The event takes place twice a year in Cape Town and aims to provide a world-class platform for menswear designers and brands to showcase their latest collections. A series of shows over four days, only the best of menswear is invited to be on the schedule each season.

However, Luis says he is on another mission of his second project whereby he will be working on a television commercial starting with the shooting this Friday. The commercial will air across Africa for a year. "I am unfortunately unable to disclose the location where the television commercial will be shot and other information related due to contractual obligations. I am only aware that my presence in the commercial is required from February 26 to March 5, outside the country," says Luis.

"This will be my first television commercial for 2016. So far it is a good start for the year as I am hoping to book more continental television commercials. This is still an honour to be one of the few Namibians to be seen across Africa on television screens on a daily basis."


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