GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK® REVEALS SELECTED DESIGNERS TO SHOWCASE THEIR SPRING/SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION ON THE 5-7 October 2012.
Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2012 (#GFDW) is thrilled to reveal selected designers scheduled for its SS13 catwalk showcase. This season’s event will deliver an exciting selection of creative designer’s collection during the catwalk shows, a variety of exhibitors hosted at the contemporarily styled PopUp Exhibition Salon during the anticipated GFDW® event, principally sponsored by BlackBerry®. Click to view selected designers here.
Heading the Backstage GFDW® team are international celebrity Make-Up Artist Claire De-Graft, and renowned Hairstylist Bianca Simone Scott, two highly skilled creative fashion experts, who will lead the team to create the desired looks for the shows. The much-anticipated event that has garnered international press and buyer’s interest alongside numerous media features will officially launch in Accra this October.
The event will kick off with a line up of interesting contemporary designers, revealing recently scouted fresh talents with innovative ideas, selected to showcase their work to a global audience for the first time on GFDW® platform in Ghana. The catwalk show is scheduled to take place over two days from the 5-6th October 2012, also scheduled to take place over the two days are the trade exhibitions and educative seminars at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, followed by an invite only VIP event on the third day exclusively sponsored by MOET & CHANDON.
In addition to the line up of activities, selected designers will have the opportunity to be part of GFDW® Pop-Up Showroom, where potential buyers and press will have the opportunity to view and engage directly with catwalk designers. Leading the seminar are a selection of industry experts of various backgrounds, bringing with them to share on the panel invaluable knowledge and skills beneficial to the development of both existing and future creative business practitioners.
This first-of-a-kind event in Ghana will see the launch of 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, whilst highlighting both the aesthetics and social value elements ethically produced fashion and products holds in raising social standards in Ghana and Africa as whole.
A wide range of guest will be in attendance including, press, buyers, industry bloggers, celebrities, creative students and fashion enthusiast from around the globe to witness a remarkable event that will place Ghana’s fashion and creative industry on the global map. The event will be broadcasted from the heart of the capital to a global audience from TV, Magazines, Radio and Social Media platforms.
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 list of international press coverage.
THE ANTICIPATED DESIGNERS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE CAN BE FOUND HERE (an image of the schedule can be found below).
Here is a list of the selected designers.
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.
You can also click on this link for more information on the selected designers for the Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2012. http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/designers/
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