The auditions will take place at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe for two days, from March 23-24 in the run up to main event slated for May 30 to June 3 at Umodzi Park, President’s Hotel Arena in Lilongwe.
“So far, 48 designers, including 14 from other parts of the world, have shown interest in the event. The international designers are from South Africa and Zambia which have three each while Nigeria, Tanzania, UK, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and the United States have one each,” said MFW public relations manager Hastings Kimpho Loka.
“The international designers will attend the auditions by way of sending their designs to the organisers for scrutiny. We communicated to them in good time so every designer is aware of the dates and what they have to do regarding auditions,” said Loka.
The auditions will be starting at 9:00 to 6:00pm on both days. Each designer will showcase 10 pieces during the auditions and these are the designs which they will showcase during the fashion week.
The MFW Facebook page also announced that Tamara Mlusu will be guest designer and judge at the designer auditions this weekend. Mlusu is a trained fashion designer who has worked at known clothes stores such as Dillards, Limited and New York and Company. She has showcased her clothes at fashion events while in school in Texas and has a clothing store in Blantyre called House of Lydia.
MFW has already auditioned local models and a total of 38 local models have been selected. 25 models from outside the country have registered awaiting short-listing.