Lillian Koreia, daughter to business magnate Jimmy Koreia Mpatsa, has launched her fashion house called Miizu in Blantyre.
The fashion house, which stocks Miizu designs by Lillian, was launched on Friday in Blantyre at Mpatsa House near the Malawi Institute of Tourism where it is also located.
This was a dream come true for the 26-year-old Lillian to officially unveil her clothing line which started seven years ago.
Lillian discovered she was a fashion designer and that she could sew in 2007 in her second year in college in England where she was studying Business Studies and Law.
She now produces a collection of stylish clothing with much focus on the modern woman.
“I am so happy that finally all my hard work is now bearing fruits. I have been teaching myself slowly and finally I’ve done it,” Lillian said in an interview in Blantyre.
The event was graced by top business men and women from Blantyre, stylists, fashion designers, celebrities as well as Malawi’s Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa.
“It was amazing to have all those people coming to see and appreciate what I have been creating for the past years,” said Lillian, adding her designs were so unique as she mixes local and international fabrics.
According to the new fashion face in town, Miizu designs are inspired by day to day experience and what she sees around her.
Lillian also draws her business inspiration from her family especially her father who is one of the most respected entrepreneurs in Malawi.
Mussa, who officially opened the store, said it was a proud moment for the nation to have such creative young people who were contributing to the economic development of the nation.
“This is a dream come true not only for the Koreia Mpatsa family but the nation. We have been watching this on TV but now we have something championed by our own daughter. As government we are satisfied and this is something we need to encourage.
“We have the talent in Malawi and we are capable of producing that we can dress and be proud of our own clothing, all we need is holding hands and supporting each other. The banks need to support such initiatives,” said Mussa.
Lillian, who quit her job to venture into full-time fashion designing and retailing has a Degree in Business Studies and Law and a Masters in Entrepreneurial Management. She says so far her line has more than 50 customers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :