As days draw closer to this year’s glitzy Mzuzu Fashion Week Event, two of the event’s featured designers, MisK (Kylie Uta Brown), and Za Clemoh (Clemoh Sato) have all the reasons to smile as their pieces are to be featured at the annual EMMS International Fundraiser Fashion Show in Scotland next month.

According to the press statement issued by Kwanza PR, the organizers of Mzuzu Fashion Week, MisK, and Za Clemoh will be amongst six other internationally acclaimed fashion designers, and boutiques who are showcasing latest winter collections at Summerhall, in the Scottish Capital, Edinburgh.

Proceeds from the event, which is to be staged on the 25th of October, are going to be channeled to Malawi to uplift the plight of a Malawian girl child. Countless times, a Malawian girl child has been sidelined in various aspects of life.

As the press statement further highlited, growing up as a lady is a hassle in Malawi.

“Being a girl and living in remote rural areas of Malawi is harder than we can imagine.”

So, by virtue of their attendance, MisK, and Za Clemoh will rub shoulders with other internationally acclaimed figures in the industry in the likes of Emma Roy of Edinburgh Wedding Boutique, and Halina North, the Gold Award winner at the London Graduate Fashion Week last year.

In attendance will also be Linda Fabiani, MSP, member of the Scottish National Party, and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for East Kilbride.

The organizers of the event, The Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society International (EMMS International) is a Scottish-based charitable organization which was founded in 1841 as the Edinburgh Association for Sending Medical Aid to Foreign Countries.

In 2002, it splited into the current EMMS International, and the Nazareth Trust.

EMMS International has served in various countries including Malawi, India, and Nepal, among others.

In Malawi, EMMS International boasts of funding various initiatives that are aimed at developing better health care services and women empowerment in health related issues.

About the show

  • Venue: Summerhall, 1 Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
  • Date: 25 October 2017
  • Time: Doors open 7.30pm for 7.45pm

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About MzfW’s featured designers

Below are profiles for MisK, and Za Clemoh

Designer: Kylie Uta Brown

Location: MisK

Kylie Uta Brown

Kylie Uta Brown is the fashion designer for label MisK. She started MisK in 2010 after studying fashion design in London at West Thames College. She has showcased at FAME 2010, 2011 and other fashion shows plus dressed contestants for beauty pageants in Malawi and in Nigeria. She has a client base both locally and in other countries around the world. She designs mostly for women but occasionally does menswear too. She has showcased at Mzuzu Fashion Week 2015 & 2016 and is looking forward to this year’s event also.

Instagram: @misk_clothing / @kyliessie

Designer: Clemoh Sato

Location: Lilongwe

Clemoh Sato

Clemoh, is one of the most influential designers in Malawi and household name in the Malawian fashion industry. Full of talent and enthralling creativity, he is an award winning designer who rose to fame after winning the Fashion Malawi Edition (FAME) in 2011. With his prowess in designing Za Clemoh’s brand focuses mainly on women’s wear.

Growing up in Malawi, with a developing interest in fashion at a very young age and a strong love for good things, Clemoh is a self-taught fashion designer. With many years passing by with him in the background, his comeback into the industry was in 2015 when he showcased at Malawi’s premier fashion event, the Mzuzu Fashion Week, where he stole the show. His wish is always to see nothing but a happy and satisfied client. He has showcased at several fashion weeks, some of which include the Swahili fashion week in Tanzania, Durban July in South Africa but also at the Mzuzu Fashion Week where he is expected to showcase again this year.

He has also had the opportunity of being a Judge at the Miss Malawi beauty pageant. Among some of the influential people he has dressed is former first lady Madame Calista Mutharika. Now working on re-branding, he is determined to stay focused and deliver the best in fashion both on the local and international market.

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