Cobus Möller: Epitomising the lost art of couture

Windhoek – One of Namibia’s top designers and this year’s Miss Namibia pageant official costumes designer, Cobus Möller has promised to create masterpieces for the crowning event early next month.  
Möller is expected to make all the evening gowns, and crowning gowns for the pageant, as well as the gown to be donned by the 33rd Miss Namibia master of ceremonies, Michelle McClean, on the night of August 3, 2013.
He graduated with top honours from Australia's most well-known fashion school, Melbourne School of Fashion, where he expanded his skills in design, advanced pattern making and production through contrasting areas in tailoring, leatherwear and bridal gowns.
A number of his designs have been displayed in exhibitions both in Namibia and overseas including Hong Kong, while his studio in Windhoek offers an array of couture gowns and an exclusive experience that is to be treasured.
In an exclusive interview with The Southern Times, Möller said although he has been involved in various elements of creative industries, he is very excited to be official costume designer for Miss Namibia pageant.
He said for the first time in the history of Miss Namibia pageant a local fashion designer is going to provide gowns for the contestants throughout the night.
“I am happy to inform you that I am making gorgeous gowns for Miss Namibia 2013, the event that will expose us at local, as well as international market” Möller said.
Möller and his team at his studio located in Old Brewery complex are renowned for their talent in creating glamour couture with a strong focus on individuality.
Möller blends his own personal style and techniques with his clients’ individual tastes and personalities by creating couture garments that not only heighten personal self but also epitomise the lost art of couture.
He is known by many for providing clients with divine, custom-made designs that exude a timeless sense of style.
At the studio, clients are shown a range of sample gowns to decipher, fit and then use as a basis to develop a uniquely innovative design.
Möller made headlines late last year when he designed the gown for Tsakana Nkandih when she represented Namibia at the Miss Universe beauty pageant that was held in Las Vegas, United States.
Nkandih made it to the semi-final but was beaten to the crown by Laila Lopes from Angola.
He also designed the wedding gown of Princess Katrina Lugodhi Elifas when she tied the knot to the northern business icon David Sheehama David earlier this month.
Close to 2 000 guests are said to have attended the ceremony dubbed the wedding of the year, as couples chartered the presidential helicopter.
Princes Katrina is the daughter of King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas of Ondonga kingdom of Namibia.

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