“Reports reaching Myjoyonline.com indicate that renowned Ghanaian designer Kofi Ansah has died.
The designer, who is one of Ghana’s few designers to have gained international recognition died Saturday morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Reports are sketchy but Myjoyonline.com has gathered that he died after he was rushed to the hospital after taking a meal. There are speculations he died of food poisoning.
He was 62 years.
The Man Kofi Ansah:
Winner of the prestigious Ghana Quality Awards Diamond Division October 2003, for clothing and textile with ARTDRESS LTD.
Kofi Ansah through his company was the winner of the prestigious Millennium 2000 African Fashion Awards. He also designed the Anniversary fabric for the Ghana @ 50 Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Kofi Ansah also designed the costumes for the opening and closing ceremony of the CAN 2008 African Cup of Nations which was staged in Ghana to an international acclaim .
Kofi Ansah was a renowned innovative and creative fashion designer. He was credited with the changing face of the Ghanaian fashion landscape and a leader in the field of African Fashion Design. He was a founding member, as well as a past president of the Federation of African Designers.
Kofi Ansah until his sudden death run Artdress, a design and creative concept company through which he developed the art of clothing design, concept collections, and consultancy to develop products and company promotions, and the marketing of their products through fashion shows.
Myjoyonline has the full story.
Photo: Eric Don Arthur
Photo description: Ladybrille’s Coverage in Ghana of Kofi Ansah’s Show at the UN Catwalk the World Event
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