Alumnus Stars at London Fashion Show
College of Humanities alumnus, Ms Xia Narain - a Miss South Africa 2019 finalist and Bachelor SA contestant - closed the show for the Burberry Ready To Wear Fall 2020 collection at this year’s London Fashion Week.
Narain, who shared the catwalk with a variety of well-known models, said: ‘It was such an honour. Thank you Burberry for making me one of your exclusive models and letting me close the show. It was one of the best days of my life.’
Selected from 108 models, she was the only South African who walked as a closing girl for the show. Narain wore a heavy, armour-like silver dress dripping with crystal tassels designed by Burberry’s chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci.
Narain said she had been overwhelmed by the support from home. ‘It makes me so proud to be a South African and to have contributed something positive towards representation in the industry,’ she said.
Narain has a tattoo of her grandfather’s name on her left hand and touches it as a ritual before she steps out on any stage.
She plans to do her postgraduate degree in Psychology and is optimistic about what the future holds for her.
Words: Melissa Mungroo
Photograph: Richard Isaac