DAPP MVS students Eyeing International Fashion Designing
Students from DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School (MVS) who are pursuing Textile and Fashion Designing course have expressed desire to start up their own fashion and designing firms which would be recognized at an international level.
The students said this following an interaction with the Humana Italia’s Corporate Partnership Manager who shared with the student how Italy is advanced in the fashion and designing industry. He encouraged the students to master their tools and machinery and use them to their maximum ability in order to be innovative.
One of the students Peter Titus Ndaonesa from Mulanje district said his ambition as a designer is to be recognized at an international level and to produce as many designs as possible. He said he discovered his passion for designing while he was in primary school.
“I used to come up with new clothing designs while I was in primary school and that was when I realized that it may be my call to become a fashion designer. After completing my secondary school education I decided to acquire skills in fashion designing and now I am already able to make baby dresses as well as petticoats,” he said.
Isagha Ipyana Mwakasungula who comes from Lilongwe said she is addicted to textile and fashion designing saying this is what she does better and as an up and coming designer she would like to produce African traditional designs and get recognized internationally.
Mikolongwe Vocational School offers technical skills training to young men and women that enable them to secure employment and become self-reliant by starting up small scale businesses.
MVS was established in 1997 and the institution offers 10 vocational training programmes to approximately 185 students per year.