Mzuzu City will this weekend be abuzz with the annual Mzuzu Fashion Week to be held at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel.
Event Manager and publicist, Wezi Mzumara, said Thursday that they have been preparing for the event for some time and that they were happy that it is finally here.
Mzumara was, however, quick to say that they have had challenges with power shortage.
“Power shortage has been a challenge in our preparations because, in most cases, we have had to sleep late. But we are ready and the venue for the event has a generator so we are good for the show,” Mzumara said.
Mzumara added that they would have free Wi-Fi today and tomorrow, courtesy of Datacom.
The Mzuzu Fashion Week, which was established by Kwanza PR and Zik Garvey, is back for the third time.
With so many Mothers’ Day events on the ground this weekend, Mzuzu Fashion Week will offer people something different in terms of showcasing designs.
Although only in its third year, the Mzuzu Fashion Week has made progress and created its own brand.
It is among the few annual fashion events that take place in the country.
Mzumara said the fashion event has, since it started, provided a platform to designers, models, artisans, specialists and entrepreneurs.
The event was expected to start yesterday with creative business seminars.
“These series of seminars are targeted at young entrepreneurs, designers, marketers and individuals who have an interest in the creative industry. The seminars are a useful tool for exchanging ideas and networking,” Mzumara said.
Some of the topics to be covered during the seminars are Managing and Financing Your Dream, Your Business Your Brand, Digital Marketing and Malawi’s Creative Culture and The Business of Fashion.
Designers will today and tomorrow showcase their collections.
“We have three designers from Mzuzu, two from Lilongwe and one from Zimbabwe. This year’s show will also be hosted by its first ever female host, Miss Malawi’s first Princess Nthanda Manduwi, whose passion for fashion has been evident in her work since taking part in Miss Malawi 2017,” Mzumara said.
Apart from the fashion shows, the Mzuzu Fashion Week also has a Community Day, premised on making fashion accessible to the community.
Mzumara said this year the Community Day is free and that it will be hosted in conjunction with Saved by the Ball (SBB).
She said SBB is a local non-profit making organisation registered as a community based organisation and its mission is to contribute towards the promotion of lawn and table tennis talent and skills in the youth so as to reduce the impact of HIV and Aids as well as promote reproductive health.
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