The Lilongwe International Fashion Week to take place at the Golden Peacock Hotel on June 24 has pooled eight world renowned designers from various countries including the US.
Briefing The Nation on Thursday in Lilongwe, organisers of the event said the foreign designers include Nada from Egypt,Regina of Adwalah from Ghana, Kapasa from Zambia,Vyette and Tatenda Chivende from Zimbabwe.
Others are Karen Topacio a French. and Australian designer and Jerome 5:15, a greatest fashion designer from the US who was once Beyoncé’s stylist.
The show will also see art exhibition from Amen Couture, Josephine Hendo from Uganda, K-Martins from Kenya.
“We have courted reputable and well known foreign fashion designers across the globe, from Europe, Asia, America and Africa. We are trying to give designers a platform to reach international and global market through this international fashion show. “We have lots of followers throughout the world and they are watching what we are going to bring on the table hence it will give these local and foreign designers a perfect time to amass their audience,” said organising committee chairperson Major Carter.
He said another reason is to promote local models and to give them a sense of global and international exposure.
Carter said they have invited embassy heads including those of Britain, United States of America, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Artists to perform include, Fillip Nicolas Bjerkem from Norway, Belgian Opera singer Kika, Rory from Jamaica, Ritaa and Hazel Mak from Malawi.
One of the local models, Samantha Msungama said she is looking forward to the event.