Mzuzu Fashion Week Returns For Its 4th Year




Mzuzu Fashion Week (MzFW) returns to the ‘Green City of Mzuzu’ for its fourth year this October. MzFW was established by Kwanza PR and Zik Garvey has become the must-attend award winning fashion event in Malawi for designers, models and other fashion-industry professionals nationally to showcase their work and encourage the growth of the fashion industry in Malawi. MzFW has since 2015 presented a platform to the world for designers, models, artisans, specialists and entrepreneurs as well as a growing audience at its events.
This year’s event you will see the continuation of the ‘Creative Business Seminars’. The series of seminars to take place during Fashion Week are targeted at young entrepreneurs, designers, marketers and individuals who have an interest in the creative industries. The seminars are a useful tool for exchanging ideas, networking and developing the creative industry in Malawi.
This year’s seminars will cover the following topics:
Monday 1 October – Tie & Dye

Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States. The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye(s).

Tie & Dye fabrics in Malawi can be turned into the following products for designers and tailors – apparel, homewear, accessories and much more.
Tuesday 2 October – Macramé

Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques.

Macramé in Malawi can be used to make the following products for creative entrepreneurs – wall hangings, belts, bags, hammocks and much more.
Wednesday 3 October – Beading

Beadwork is the art or craft of attaching beads to one another by stringing them with a sewing needle or beading needle and thread or thin wire, or sewing them to cloth. Beads come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes.

Beading in Malawi can be used to make the following products for creative entrepreneurs – jewellery, clothing embroidery and much more.

The Creative Business Seminars are hosted in conjunction with Mzuzu Entrepreneurs Hub.
Over the main 2 evenings of runway shows designers will be showcasing their new collections. So far we have over 20 registered designers (local & international. That include MisK(Mzuzu); Sallinda Fashions(Mzuzu); ChiCha Fashions(Mzuzu); SCORPII Clothing(Lilongwe); Nandi(Zimbabwe), Elias(South Africa), Tenje(Blantyre) and many more. This year we also have student designers participating in the event who will be showcasing at the Community Show to encourage those who are interested in joining the fashion industry and the general public a little taste of fashion and fashion week before the main events.
On the Saturday of Mzuzu Fashion Week you will also see the introduction of the Lifestyle Market, which is an all inclusive market for everything lifestyle. Market stands will feature those in the following sectors fashion, travel, food, arts, crafts and SME’s within and around Mzuzu promoting and selling their products.

Socio-Economic Impact of Mzuzu Fashion Week:
Fashion Week is more than a chance to show off clothing, it is a convergence of art, passion and creativity. It is an opportunity for Malawi's designers to display their talent and vision through fabric. Internationally, according to a report entitled "The Economic Impact of The Fashion Industry", fashion is a 1.2 trillion dollar industry. It creates thousands of jobs a year and generates notable revenue.
In New York City alone (considered the Fashion Capital of the World), the industry pays more than 11 billion USD in wages and generates about 2 billion USD in revenue annually. In addition to creating jobs and merchandise, the city attracts more numerous tourists to the city every year for fashion shows, fairs and events. Mzuzu Fashion Week would therefore like to establish Mzuzu as Malawi's leading Fashion hub that will grow to be recognized internationally. Such a status would draw tourists and investors into Malawi's fastest growing city, thereby providing employment and revenue.
Partners/Sponsors/Suppliers:
Glam & Glory Webtickets Roadville Studio Mzuzu Entrepreneurs Hub Your Image by AD Henson Wig Me Glam House Maltech Zuri Lounge WHOA Pirates Casino Linga Wine Amagier Kuluka Kokuliko AIA Pata Potea Farms Fortune Events MRPMC Judith Foundation And many more…  

Tickets:
Available online via webtickets – www.webtickets.com or at the following outlets in Mzuzu:
 Nitel Office (Kentam House)  Mzuzu Entrepreneurs Hub (Nuat Plaza)  Zuri Lounge (Kentam Mall)
Date Events Venue Tickets 01-Oct CBS - Tie & Dye Mzuzu E-Hub MWK 4,000.00 02-Oct CBS - Macrame Mzuzu E-Hub MWK 4,000.00 03-Oct CBS - Beading Mzuzu E-Hub MWK 4,000.00 04-Oct Community Show Kentam Mall FREE 05-Oct Entrepreneurs Forum St John of God FREE 05-Oct Evening Show Kentam Mall MWK 5,000.00 06-Oct Lifestyle Market Kentam Mall FREE 06-Oct  Evening Show Kentam Mall MWK 5,000.00 07-Oct Hike & Braai Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary MWK 2,000.00

For advance corporate & group bookings email bookings@mzuzufashionweek.com


Final Note from the Mzuzu Fashion Week Team:
Additionally, more than simply providing a platform for local designers to promote their products, the event hopes to inspire a new generation of fashion designers and entrepreneurs. These individuals could then use their skills to create jobs as well as products that may be exported, thereby generating revenue for the nation.  The event continues to raise the standard of quality in Malawi's fashion industry. It will serve as a place where stakeholders can network and learn from one another. This would thereby lead to a greater demand for Malawian clothing and thereby boost the nation's economic standing. Mzuzu Fashion Week would like to ask for the continued support of the government, the private sector and Malawi as a whole as MzFW has the potential to be a major contributor to Malawi's socio-economic growth.

For further inquiries contact:

Zikani Nyirenda Mzuzu Fashion Week zgi@kwanzapr.com +265 (0) 996 363 688
Wezi Mzumara Mzuzu Fashion Week wezi@kwanzapr.com + 265 (0) 991 3
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