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Malawi Fashion: Siblings On Mission

Malawi Fashion: Siblings On Mission

Fashion
Known for their expressive Afrocentric fashion feel and retro clothing, siblings Tjay and Debbie Chirwa of Homegrown Lifestyle are on a mission to form and transform Malawi’s promising fashion industry. It began as an experiment mixing African print, or chitenje as it’s known in the local language and grew into a fashion powerhouse. “We just wanted to do hip,trendy and boundary-pushing clothing with an African touch as well ALL sorts of vintage clothing.” The duo’s diverse, stylish and out-of-the-box artistry has given them platforms on runways in New York and Johannesburg, along with recognition by a number of influential  international bloggers. ‘There’s a bigger need for young passionate Africans to develop style, how people present themselves can bring about li