Lilly Alfonso off to Egypt


By Sam Banda Jnr:

ALFONSO—I would like to thank God for giving me talent

Renowned designer Lilly Alfonso leaves the country today for Egypt, where she has been invited to the 5th Edition Summer 2019 International Fashion Awards.

Alfonso is set to be awarded.


A letter from International Fingerprint, dated February 5 2019, says the International Fashion Awards will be held at Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel starting from March 24 2019.

Alfonso’s invitation follows her participation in two events in Egypt last year, when she exhibited her designs.

“You will be honoured in the festival of excellence and creativity,” reads part of the letter.


The designer, who was recently featured on CNN’s African Voices, said she was excited to be invited to the International Fashion Awards.

“This award is coming after my participation in the trade fair and fashion show. The Expert Development Fund and other players such as Mzuzu Coffee, Macoha and Gemstone Association of Malawi sponsored me to attend the fair,” Alfonso said.

The inaugural Intra- African Trade Fair was held in Cairo from December 11 to 17 2018.

“This is an event that made things possible for me to be part of those who will receive an award. I am very thankful to Expert Development Fund for sponsoring Malawi businesses,” she said.

From Egypt, Alfonso is set to attend the Africa to Africa Women’s 4th International Women’s conference to be held in South Africa on March 29 to 30 2019.

The designer is expected back from Egypt on March 28.

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