In the files of the Mzuzu Fashion Week


Mzuzu-based company Kwanza PR has made history hosting the first of its kind Mzuzu Fashion Week at Grand Palace Hotel.

The Mzuzu Fashion Week which started last week Wednesday through to Saturday gave a chance to designers especially from the Northern region to showcase their designs.

Being the first of its kind, the fashion week received an impressive audience and many appreciated the activities which took place during the four days.


The fashion feast opened with a Mother’s Day launch cocktail followed by a showcase of designs by Mzuzu-based designers which included Creative Base, House of Towera, Sozo Wear, MisK and African Print Madness.

The Mother’s Day special saw a showcase of impressive bridal evening wear collections by Think Pink and guest designers from Lilongwe, Home Grown Clothing which is run by siblings TJ and Debbie Chirwa.

The fun continued the following day with a breast cancer awareness theme which saw professionals from the medical field speaking to women on issues to do with breast cancer.


Managing Director of Gloz African Print Accessories, Glory Mwafulirwa, who is a nurse stressed on the importance of women frequently checking for symptoms of breast cancer observing that early detection is paramount to the treatment process.

The third day of the fashion week was a dinner gala which was accompanied by an art exhibition and a showcase of beach, casual urban trend and evening wear by Mzuzu- based Judy Fashions.

The highlight of the night was an impressive showcase of breath taking designs by Blantyre-based 14-year old designer Tawile Kumsinda.

The youthful designer, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Tazma designs, received a standing ovation from the audience for her exciting designs.

“I am impressed by her boldness and confidence at such a tender age. Her work is amazing and she has shown she is very creative,” said one fan.

Kumsinda was recently also crowned the 2015 Fashion Malawi Edition (Fame) upcoming designer.

The runway was graced by guest designer from Lilongwe, Clemoh Sato who rose to fame when he emerged best designer at the Fame first edition.

The climax of the fashion week was on Saturday which was a community day.

The community day involved youths from different areas in Mzuzu and according to the organisers was aimed at empowering and uniting them through music and fashion.

There was also a showcase of designs on the last day and some of the designers who participated were Pink World and Adams Needle from Lilongwe.

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