Malawi’s biggest fashion event Mzuzu Fashion Week is back for its 5th year. The announcement was made official this week by the organisers Kwanza PR and Zik Garvey. They also say that the award-winning fashion event was created to encourage the growth of the fashion industry in the country.
More than simply providing a platform for local designers to promote their products, the event hopes to inspire a new generation of fashion designers and entrepreneurs. These individuals could then use their skills to create jobs as well as products that may be exported, thereby generating revenue for the nation. The event continues to raise the standard of quality in Malawi’s fashion industry. It will serve as a place where stakeholders can network and learn from one another. This would thereby lead to a greater demand for Malawian clothing and thereby boost the nation’s economic standing. Mzuzu Fashion Week would like to ask for the continued support of the government, the private sector and Malawi as a whole as MzFW has the potential to be a major contributor to Malawi’s socio-economic growth.
Creative Business Seminar
The talk series “Creative Business Seminar” will also return this year. The series which will take place during the Fashion Week is targeted at young entrepreneurs, designers, marketers and individuals who are interested in the creative space. This year’s seminars will be delivered mostly by the Lexis Higgins Group, however, Mercy Msukwa from the legal fraternity in Malawi will have a session on copyrights and trademark laws in Malawi. Participants of the seminars will be awarded a certificate from the Global Governance Foundation.
Sip & Shop
This years event will also include Sip & Shop, which is an all-inclusive market for everything lifestyle. Products that will be on sale will from lifestyle industries including fashion, travel, food, arts, crafts and SME’s within and around Mzuzu.
Designers that will showcase at the four-day event include Alawi Wowi (Mzuzu); Van Weedae (Mzuzu); Royal Evie (Mzuzu); WALA Clothing (Lilongwe); Nandi (Zimbabwe), Nyalisa (Blantyre) and many more.
Dates and Venue
03-Oct Corporate Cocktail CBR Mysties
04-Oct CBS – Creative Industries Mzuzu E-Hub
04-Oct Evening Runway Shows Macondo Camp
05-Oct Sip & Shop + Day Runway Show Hill of Grace
05-Oct Evening Runway Shows Macondo Camp
06-Oct Official After Party Njaya Lodge
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Photo credit: Mzuzu Fashion Week