Ghana fashion & design week set for Oct 21-23
Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) has announced dates for this year’s international fashion business week event that is set to hit the city of Accra at the Luxury Labadi Beach Hotel.
Turning the world’s eyes once again on Accra, the globally recognized international business event this year takes on the theme ‘NEO AFRICA’ – in leading a new African Fashion and design narrative. The event will welcome both local and global guests and businesses to actively connect, ignite new business development opportunities, and celebrate the important role design and creativity plays in our social setting and business space in leading economic development.
With a variety of business activities, from seasonal runway displays of new collections of both established and emerging new talents, to business and education seminars, organizers say, “we are well encouraged to see promising talents coming through from our Education partner Radford University College in Accra, nurtured by the dedicated Yvonne Ntiamoah, HOD Fashion Design at RUC.”
GFDW New Talent Spot initiative will welcome 2016 budding new fashion graduates to the space again this year, anticipating to see current selected talents at the space – Julia Shika Odamtten, Radiant Jackson and Michael Owusu, reveal their eponymous collections during the runway presentations.
This year GFDW also continues its collaboration with education partner, 2nd Image Academy led by founder Nikki Boa, the academy which celebrated a well deserving 30 years nurturing creative talents in Hair & Make-Up this year is dedicated to industry development.
The curated Contemporary Africa Trade Exhibition will present a showcase of quality products worth sourcing from businesses including sustainable fashion products, alongside runway presentations and plenary seminars delivered by sought-after, leading dynamic industry experts, welcoming all attendees to indulge in a neo-Africa experience this year.
The event will also provide key support to Ethical Fashion and social impact creative businesses on the GFDW ETHIKHA platform. Highlighting fashion change makers protecting traditional heritage craftsmanship, driving sustainable fashion, and producing quality made in Africa goods.
Leading award winning celebrity hair stylist – Charlotte Mensah also brings her avant-garde creativity and innovative ideas as the artistic director to the platform, specialized in Afro hair care revolutionary techniques.
Sponsors and partners of this year’s event include luxury auto brand Mercedes-Benz, dedicated to supporting emerging fashion designer talents development across the globe in partnership with Silver Star Auto Ltd.Gh., Sai Ghana, Grey Goose, Canon, Time Out Accra, Vogue Italia, AB2020 UK, Business Day Ghana, The Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, The Guardian Life Nigeria, Pulse Ghana, Complete Fashion Nigeria, EventLab Ghana and a host of others. Neighborhood Gong Gh, Fashion One TV Global, and all our collaborators supporting our objective for development. Stay tuned for more exciting news and event updates on our social media platforms.
Tickets for the go-to fashion week that has placed Ghana on the global fashion landscape can be booked on the GFDW website-www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule to attend the event this October in Accra.