The Fashion4 Change event is on and will be held at Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre Saturday night.
The event nearly suffered a setback following ‘sticky issues’ between the founders of the event – Ausa Kamanga and Tina Kaphuka, who have been running it through Alpha Agency.
The issue had to go to the commercial court Thursday where there was an inter-partes hearing following a complaint from Tina, who was not amused by Kamanga’s use of the name Alpha Agency as well as the event.
She had indicated on Tuesday that the company was disbanded but claimed that Kamanga had been using the name Alpha Agency without the other founder’s consent.
Kamanga said Thursday that the event was on without fail adding that the event was for the people.
“It is not about fame. This event is for the people and the whole idea is all about bringing change to Malawi. We will work for the betterment of society and those who would want to join are welcome. We just want to say thank you to all people who have offered their support,” she said.
Tina said Thursday she could not comment anything.
Kamanga said the guest of honour during the event is Mayor of the City of Blantyre Wild Ndipo.
Kamanga and team have partnered Blantyre City Council to hold Fashion4 Change running under the theme ‘Buy A Bin, Keep Our Communities Clean and Be Part of the Change’.
BCC Spokesperson, Anthony Kasunda, said recently they were happy to be part of the event.
“It is very strategic because it addresses the issue of sanitation in the city,” Kasunda said.
The event is running for the time this year with 15 Malawian and four international designers set to showcase their works.
Musician Faith Mussa and his Mdidi Band is also expected to perform at the event.