Malawi Fashion Week (MFW) 2013 Public Relations Manager Kimpho Loka has defended prices the organisers have set for a day pass ticket for the event starting May 30 to June 3.
Loka said K6, 000 and K10, 000 for VIP day pass ticket is justifiable because organising the event is very expensive.
“K6, 000 and K10, 000 may be a lot of money but the general public has to consider that as organisers for Malawi Fashion Week we are spending a lot of money to put in place this event.
“The venue for the event is expensive, so are the promotional events. We are trying to put up the best event that Malawians can appreciate hence they have to understand that we are spending a lot to have a well organised show,” he said.
Loka said Malawi Fashion Week 2013 is passionate about showcasing talent that designers in the country have but said it is expensive to put everything in place.
“We urge them to support us because we are doing this for them. It has taken us time and money to be where we are with the event and make it very exciting. We are prepared and ready to give people what they are looking forward to see,” he said.
Meanwhile, the organisers of the Malawi Fashion Week have released the full list of designers and models that are going to take part in the event. The list is as follows;
Designers expected to partake in the event include Eva Kapanga from Malawian, Mia Nisbet Chimwembwe, United Kingdom and Patricia Mtambalika, Malawian but based in Namibia while models include Harry Kazembe, Jessica Kamoto and Sharon Kadangwe all from Malawi.
The inaugural Malawi Fashion Week (MFW) is a four day event organised by Elegant Resources by ArianaLouise and African Dzuwa and will take place from May 30 to June 03, 2013 at Umodzi Park, President’s Hotel Arena in Lilongwe.