Mzuzu’s Grand Palace Hotel has partnered with Mzuzu Fashion Week for a Mother’s Day cocktail party on Wednesday to celebrate the indispensable roles mothers play in the society.
The cocktail party will mark the launch of Mzuzu Fashion Week where Mzuzu-based designers—Creative Base, House of Towera, Sozo Wear, MisK, African Print Madness and Tamanda Matiya—will showcase their designing talents through various collections.
The second day will see the designers showcasing their talents in bridal wear, evening wear and think pink—a session to be accompanied by breast cancer awareness.
Friday will have an art exhibition to be followed by more collections on the runway. Evening wear, casual/urban trend and beach wear will be the centre of attraction, with HomeGrown Clothing and Tazma Designs as guest designers.
The fashion week ends with a community day where the youth will be involved to make a difference on society.
Grand Palace Hotel manager Francis Salia said the Mother’s Day event is meant to appreciate the roles that mothers play in society.
“This is a rare occasion to happen in Mzuzu. Grand Palace Hotel has thought of our mothers by organising the celebration in a special way to offer the best of our meals and a fantastic event to our mothers on their day. It is an opportunity not to be missed for all those that wish their mothers well and appreciate the role of mothers in our community,” he said.
Mzuzu Fashion Week co-founder Wezi Mzumara said apart from 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 also aims to raise the standard of quality in Malawi’s fashion industry. It will serve as a place where stakeholders can network, compete and learn from one another. This would thereby lead to a greater demand for Malawian clothing and boost the nation’s economic standing,” she said.