THE ROAD TO LUANAR FASHION WEEK
By: Patience Ngulube Lunda
Organizers of the maiden Luanar Fashion week, which is scheduled for this forthcoming weekend starting February 16,th have said the event aims at wooing fashion fanatics in the country to actualize the Buy Malawi Campaign.
First of its kind at LUANAR’S city (MACOHA) campus, the event aims at unearthing up and coming fashion designers around the campus.
According to the University’s Entertainment Director, Gowokani Goxy Nkando, the organizers are hopeful the event, though the first of its kind, will be a success and are adamant it will open new markets for the participants.
“It will be the first time in the history to have Luanar Fashion week and I personally believe that at the end of the day, this event will influence socio-economic empowerment to our youths in promotion of the Buy Malawi Campaign,” elucidated he.
Various performances have been lined up to spice the event. Among others, Martse, and Am Insane are some of the headliners to curtain-raise the event.
Although the organizing team underwent financial hurdles along the way, Gowokani, who is also the MC for the event, is exhilarated over the successful organization of the gala.
“Challenges have been met especially on financial grounds but this did not stop us because we still believe that this event is for the great good,” he complained.
According to Goxy, various prizes have been lined up as the gala is set for various competitions whose proceeds will go to boost the university’s entertainment sector.
“I cannot disclose on the prizes to be dished out, but for sure prizes will be given and whatever we make from the fashion week will support the students’ union with resources like equipment for the institution so that we should not be hiring equipment for functions like these to happen,” he revealed.
Being a daughter of the Buy Malawi Campaign strategy, the event has set Black, Red and Green as the dress code; a meaning relating to the function.
“The dress code was picked to symbolize the solidarity and unity as Malawians; more so bearing in mind that we aim at promoting the economic strategy of buying our locally produced materials,” he expounded.
Entertainment Malawi will take you through the LUANAR Fashion week by giving you particulars of all the designers. Watch this space.