Proceeds to assist students with learning difficulties
By Our Contributor
Having impressed in its glamourous inaugural launch last year, the one-day fashion show, Fashion and Glam has resurfaced this year and is to be staged this September at the magnificent BICC, it has been learnt.
According to the press statement issued by the event’s organizers, Encore Creatives PR and Event, this year’s event has a lot of new dazzling developments as it is incorporating Fashion and Art- a feat that is also defining 2017’s theme, Fashion Meets Arts.
“This year’s Fashion and Glam has decided to infuse Fashion with visual Art which will define the theme for 2017 as Fashion Art (Fashion meets Art), a theme that is inspired by our beneficiary,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further says this year’s theme also aims at highlighting and enhancing the visibility of local established and emerging talents in the fashion and visual art industry, as Malawi is underserved by local creativity. This, the statement says, leads to overdependence on imported creative goods.
Just like the maiden edition, proceeds from this year will be donated to Fount for Nations, a youth-led non governmental organization that empowers teachers with skills and tools to better engage students, particularly those with special learning challenges to access quality education services.
Last year’s event saw proceeds heading to the Association of People Living with Albinism in Malawi (APAM).
As the statement attributes, Fashion and Glam seeks to connect the art and culture sectors by bridging the gap between markets and consumers with the community of fashion designers and visual artists.
“Malawi boasts a community of art and cultural assets that will create dynamic socio-economic
development in a multifaceted context, in both national and international markets,” reads the statement.