Summer time is usually associated with weddings and there could not have been a better time to showcase various wedding designs than on a September night.
Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe was the perfect venue for the event on Saturday night where Pink World, an emerging fashion and modelling agency, took Lilongwe residents on a tour around the world to sample various wedding outfits; all that without covering any mile.
And, although the show started about two hours behind schedule, all the grumbles patrons initially had over the delay seemingly melted away when their eyes started feasting on the models parading various outfits.
Seemingly gone, as is now more evident, are the traditional white dresses and black suits for wedding couples, and just as other wannabes may have been pondering what to wear on their day, Pink World seems to have finally expanded the horizon of their imagination.
But just as weddings are mostly a woman’s thing, dresses dominated the night where patrons to the fashion exhibit sampled South African, Asian laced and other ‘naughty’ outfits from the regions.
The agency has just introduced, through the Saturday exhibit, some coloured gowns; adding both glamour and diversity to weddings.
Topping the list on the night was the Afro-Asia designs that seemed to have captivated many on the night. From Indian Couture, Sally and other national wears were all on display. It was like Parisians Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watt—probably the hottest chicks in fashion show, designing, modelling and beauticians—were in town.
And from what was showcased on stage, Lilongwe wedding wannabes will surely be encouraged to explore various ways of organizing their ‘big days’; especially fashion-wise.
Models in South African and Asian- laced gowns were a marvel to watch on a night where Afro-pop musician Lulu also performed to light up the event.
Blaq Falcon Bird, Skilled Ky and Blasto also helped keep patrons on their toes with their wonderful stage performances.
Even Lilongwe City deputy mayor Kwame Bandawe, who was the guest of honour on the night, could not resist but show his dancing skills to the tunes in play.
Pink Word co-founder Shefali Christian was impressed with the outcome of their maiden fashion show; adding it had eclipsed their imagination.
“The turnout was marvellous and this, being our first, gives us the necessary zeal to go further. Basically, the show aimed at introducing Pink World to the world; like tasting the people’s fashion sense and try to see how best we can help expand their horizons in this regards. As Pink World, we wanted, through this show, rebrand AfroAsian couture.”
Christian also hinted that Pink World will be hosting another fashion show in the next three months.
“Personally, I’ve been moving in most parts of the world; appreciating their wedding outfits. Some designs we googled up and as a fashion agency, we will be developing from what we observe elsewhere and integrate with the taste of our clients here to give them the best send-offs. In the near future, I think people wouldn’t be importing such gowns or outfits as our designs would be ready soon,” she said.