Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) has announced dates for this year’s fashion business week event. The event set to hit the city of Accra at the Luxury Labadi Beach Hotel will be held from October 21-23, 2016.
The 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 variety of activities set from seasonal Runway show displays of both established and emerging new talents, to business and education seminars, 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 space 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.
We are pleased to continue collaboration with our 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 creative 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.
Event organizers also plan to provide key support for 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, brings her avant-garde creativity and innovative ideas as the artistic director to the platform, specialized in Afro Hair care revolutionary techniques.
For more information including tickets, visit GhanaFashionWeek.com.