Mary Chilima voted Malawi fashion icon 2018: Tunosiwe is model of the year, PH suits scoops designer award

The winners of the inaugural 2018 Urban Music People (UMP) Fashion Awards were unveiled in Mzuzu Fashion Week show at Kentam Mall  on Saturday which saw Mary Chilima, wife to Vice-President Saulos Chilima, named Fashion Icon of the year.

Mrs Mary Chilima smiling at the church event: Voted fashion icon 2018

Malawian singer Hazel Mak got her award

Roy View Banda

Chilima was awarded in the  recognises individuals who have made a huge impression on the country’s and style scene.

The awards were a brainchild of UMP who used the Mzuzu Fashion Week  platform to promote and celebrate Malawi’s arts, fashion and culture.

Tunosiwe Mwakalinga was given the award as Female Model of the Year  while Male Model of the Year went to Stanley Matinti Biliati.

UK based singer Hazel Mak outclassed Sangie and Zani Challe as Most Fashionable Celebrity award in the female category while Tay Grin won the award in  mate category which had Bucci and Toast as other nominees.

Fashion Designer of the Year went to Roy View Banda, Best New Fashion Designer (PH Suits).

UMP Projects Manager  Wisdom Phangasaid judges and fans nominated the artists through social media and the public contributed 30 percent of the votes while the judges contributed 70 percent.

“Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to UMP fans for their overwhelming support and for voting, and to our judges for a job well done. The patrons in Mzuzu were well pleased with the winners,” said  Phanga.

UMP’s mission is to promote and celebrate Malawi’s art, fashion and culture, hence contributing to the country’s socioeconomic development.

It  also produces popular music awards and a music festival, and UMP Fashion Awards will be an annual feature, while appealing for increased public and corporate support.

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JJB
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JJB

Which fashion is this?

I have only seen her in Church uniform or Movement uniform.

Fashion ya uniform?

tman
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Zaziiii,kkkkkk okongola pa Malawi adatha ndithu.Cotton yemweyu? Ma hope a u first lady,kkkkkk kuli chapwa 2019.Mphuno salota,kungofuna kusiya wana pa dzuwa.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Mkazi wa pa chiradzulo uyu. Akazi a pa CZ ndi makina a singer

matela
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matela

congrants mai chilima

China
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China

Mkazi was boo but dzima tsitsi amayika mmutumo zosakhala bwino

chakwana chakwana
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chakwana chakwana

Nice comment from Dzukani Amalawi. As a dese1rving first lady you need to show malawi what areas you will impact on the social upbringing of vurnelable malawians too. you dress very appetisingly and you are very beautiful but what will be your impact on malawians?

Gerry
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Gerry

Politics aside Gertrude Mutharika has class amwene…

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Ndiye zitinso? You need to have your head examined!

Ras Matako
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Ras Matako

Ekizakitire

Ndithu
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Ndithu

Madam Chilima deserves it she is so beautiful. Very classy

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Melania Trump powerfully said “don’t judge me by the clothes I put on, but rather on the work I am doing”. Today, Malawians have voted Mary Chilima as the Fashion Icon 2018. Food for thought Mary Chilima. The same focus you are putting on dressing to kill, please apply even more effort in making a difference to the people of Malawi especially the poor, children and women. Just saying!!

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