Lifestyle September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

Ghana Fashion & Design Week: October 5th-9th

Edna Owusu-Ansah September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Lifestyle

On the 5th to 9th of October, 2012, a fashion event dubbed Ghana Fashion and Design Week (GFDW) will take center stage in Accra, Ghana.  The much anticipated event which is the first of its kind in Ghana would take place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

A wide range of guest are expected to be in attendance, including press, buyers, industry bloggers, celebrities, creative students and fashion enthusiast from around the globe who will attend to witness this remarkable event that will put Ghana’s fashion and creative industry on the global map.

The event will kick off with a lineup of interesting contemporary designers, reveal recently scouted fresh talents with innovative ideas selected to show their work to a global audience for the first time. The catwalk show would take place suring the course of two days (on the 5th and 6th of October). Also scheduled to take place are the trade exhibitions and educative seminars at the same venue, followed by an invite only VIP event on the third day exclusively sponsored by MOET& CHANDON.

Leading the seminar are a selection of industry experts of various backgrounds, bringing with them invaluable knowledge and skills beneficial to the development of both existing and future creative business practitioners.

The event will also launch GFDW ETHIKHA, an ethical fashion platform which aims to give ethical fashion designers an opening for exposure and further bringing awareness to their efforts in sourcing and producing in Ghana and other African countries. This will also highlight both the aesthetics and social value elements that ethically produced fashion and products hold in raising social standards in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

GFDW® boasts a list of renowned sponsors including, BLACKBERRY, L’OREAL, SO AESTHETIC, PORSCHE, MOET & CHANDON, VIRGIN ATLANTIC, LARGESS AFFAIR, with international media support from VOGUE ITALIA, alongside NEW AFRICAN WOMAN, FAB MAGAZINE, SHADDERS AFRICA, AFRICAN FASHION GUIDE, AFRICA STYLE DAILY and a list of international press coverage.

DESIGNERS 2012 | PAST DESIGNERS
GFDW® selected Designers to showcase on the Catwalk in October 2012, is an eclectic mix of interesting Designers across the globe, and from within Ghana. This includes Ethical Fashion Designers, showcasing under GFDW® ETHIKHA™. Each Designer brings to the Catwalk a unique story to tell.

COCCOLILY Canada
1981 Italy
MORTS & MORE Britain
SARAH DUAH Germany
CHRISTIE BROWN Ghana
MARIA GONZALEZ RAMOS Spain
JIL Ghana
ORANGE CULTURE Nigeria
MIMI LEE LONDON Britain
BRIGITTE MERKI Ghana
DUABA SERWA Ghana
KENEMA Britain [Ethical Fashion]
KONFIDENCE Ghana
KACHI United States [Ethical Fashion]
MINI EVANS Ghana
TRADE NOT AID by AFRICA FASHION GUIDE Britain [Ethical Fashion]
REBEKAH OPUNI Britain

LOVE APRIL Ghana

For profile on designers, more updates and tickets for this event visit their website at www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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