Zambia fashion week to act as a launch pad for aspiring designers set for October 17

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-10-06 12:00:00 – Zambia

The Zambia Fashion Week has evolved rapidly to become the ultimate fashion event of the year in Zambia. ZAMBIA Fashion Week all set to be held in October. The Zambia Fashion Week aims to expose Zambia’s fast-growing fashion industry both locally and internationally. The prominent annual event has gone from strength to strength, drawing an increasing number of media and audiences.

The organiser and Afro Multi Media Productions director, Karen Nakawala has confirmed October 17 to 19 as the official date for this year’s Zambia Fashion Week.

Speaking during the audition held in Lusaka, Ms Nakawala said that the on-coming event will create a platform for models to try out their skills and promote their modelling career.

The fashion week will act as a platform for top-flight designers and a launch pad for aspiring designers as it exposes designers' new and finest fashion developments.

About 20 models, both male and female have already been selected for the show to be held in October.

Ms Nakawala adds that fashion is always changing, slightly elusive and can be extremely seductive. she laments that fashion has the power to transform an image and make a social statement.

Every fashion lover in Zambia looks forward to the annual Zambia Fashion Week.

It brings together the fashion industry, Afro Media is responding to the growing need for an annual events that focus on the growth of the Zambian fashion Industry.

Organisers of this event will facilitate this by including designers, buyers and sellers, educational institutions and others that complement the industry.

According to Ms Nakawala, the fashion week has slowly started gaining international recognition and has this year opened its doors to international designers. So far designers from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nigeria have confirmed participation in this year’s event.

The industry is contributing to the growth of the Zambian economy by building and creating sustainable development through creative ideas.

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