We are self-funded—Mzuzu Fashion Week

MZUMARA —The journey has been amazing

The fifth edition of the Mzuzu Fashion Week is here.

The event spearheaded by Wezi Mzumara and Zikani Nyirenda has stood the test of time with other fashion events dying a natural death in the country.

Mzumara said yesterday that having received support from various players, Mzuzu Fashion Week is self-funded.


“The journey has been amazing with full of ups and downs but here we are in the fifth year. All we can say is that people are in for a treat. We are more than excited to be back,” Mzumara said.

She said they were excited this year about the convergence between fashion and film.

She said they have designers from Malawi starring at the event this year with one from Zimbabwe and another from Zambia.


“We are doing fashion exchange programmes between Zambia and Malawi this year and next year we are looking at Malawi and Lesotho. We are happy that through such programmes fashion designers are connecting and sharing their works for the development of fashion,” Mzumara said.

Mzumara, who also doubles as musician Hazel Mak’s manager, said fashion has progressed over the years in the region.

Mzuzu Fashion Week was expected to start yesterday with the screening of an award-winning movie The Road to Sunrise by Shemu Joyah and then creative business seminars today.

The main runaway events will take place today and tomorrow evening at the intimate Italian restaurant and camp hidden in the hills of Mzuzu – Macondo Camp.

The event will finish off with an after-party on Sunday at Njaya Lodge.

“We just want to call upon people to come in large numbers and celebrate fashion but also at the same time see the latest,” Mzumara said.

Some of the designers starring at this year’s event include Mawen Designs, Ndambiche Designs, Phyllis64, M.A.D, Wala Clothing, Alinafe Designers, Royal Evie and V Aloysius.

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