January 14th, 2014

It is the time for African fashion, says leading Malawian designer

Posted on 14 Jan 2014 at 2:14pm

When Malawian fashion designer Lilly Alfonso was just six years old, she would attack her clothes with a pair of scissors to modify dresses into a design of her choice, much to her mother’s despair. However, when she was a bit older, her clothing alterations and designs caught the attention of friends and family who started asking her to do the same to their clothes.

“So I started charging people for my services. Before I did it just for fun,” Alfonso told How we made it in Africa.

At the age of 24 she started her tailoring business…