THE ROAD TO 2017 MZUZU FASHION WEEK
By Patience Lunda.
“The things we overcome in life really become our strengths”
– Ann Bancroft
Lilongwe-based Harry Kazembe is one of those genius young entrepreneurs who has found the secret to turning around his life via fashion designing.
His is another version of those rare youthful entrepreneurs who have risen through the ranks and followed their childhood passions. His inquisitiveness to try new things, has made the young Kazembe a sudden self-employer.
“I got into fashion designing because of modelling. I realized I could do more than what I was showcasing for designing in 2010 after being a part of FAME fashion show under Zilani Gondwe,” he recalled.
He is not even afraid to show his passion for fashion designing and goes at greater extents to display his talent to the world.
The youthful entrepreneur is the proprietor and creator of HK designs, a fashion designing company established in 2014.
“Every designer has their signature and uniqueness, I would say more about sophisticated cuts and a futuristic look and same I try to create a modern style,” he elucidated.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. It is such a motivation that Harry believes his clothing line will be somewhere if more stakeholders take serious interest to promote the industry.
“The best way to promote the industry is by opening more training facilities that are fully equipped and up to date, fashion is time and so we need to move with it,” he explained.
Harry Kazembe says lack of funds and lack of access to raw materials are some of the greatest challenges that he faces.
“Finances would top the list of my challenges in the business, it is hard to get funds as me an upcoming designer and my second challenge would be raw materials, since we are a landlocked country materials are hard to sources hence we stick to working with chitenjes,” he complained.
Kazembe is a fan of Alexander McQueen, Lilly Alfonso and Lulu by Miss Pearl.
Make a date with Mzuzu Fashion Week on 14th and 15th of October at Sunbird Mzuzu Hotel as Kazembe will be showcasing his creations there.
Full Name: Harry Kazembe
Date of birth; 14 February 1989
Academic info; studied fashion designing at Don Bosco Technical and currently in his 2nd year student doing online courses in designing.
Business contact details
- Location of business: Area 25A: Lilongwe
- Mobile phone numbers; 0999171405
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some of Harry Kazembe’s designs