Loux to Dress Miss Namibia Finalists

TRAILBLAZING designer Lourens Loux Gebhardt has been chosen to make the Miss Namibia 2014 finalists’ cocktail gowns, which will be showcased on the night of the crowning. He will also dress outgoing Miss Namibia Paulina Malulu on the evening.

“I think what made me get this gig is mainly word of mouth. I also have a feeling Paulina Malulu put in a good word for me,” said Loux. Last year, Cobus Moller designed the evening gowns for the Miss Namibia finalists, while McBright Kavari dressed Malulu for the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.

Loux has already started work on the collection (his first women’s collection) with the help of his production team of four. “I’ve done the sketches already, taken the measurements and everything is ready for final production,” said Loux.

The collection will be inspired by time. “We are all given 24 hours some people use their time well while others waste it,” he said.

“So from this background I wanted all garments flowing with time. The dresses are very feminine and will make the contestants look beautiful, bringing out their sensuality. This is the tie in to the vintage era before the World War I when women’s curves were emphasized. I use curves in the details, for example on the necklines. This is to represent the circle of time. At the end of one day, another begins.”

For Malulu’s dress on the last night of her reign, Loux has chosen an entirely different concept. “I looked at her as a queen, an elegant queen, hence the high collar.”

Obviously a good manager of his time, Loux has what seems to be a million projects under his belt. His brand keeps growing and he remains king of his vintage castle.

“Local is lekker. I’m really proud to be a part of this and I’m happy that we are using local talent. I will use this platform to build my brand and to inspire aspiring designers not to give up on their dreams,” he said.

When speaking to The Namibian, Loux was preparing to fly to Germany to attend the Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow.

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Source : The Namibian

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