delighted to announce dates for this year international fashion business week
event, set to hit the city of Accra at the Luxury Labadi Beach Hotel from 21 – 23 October, 2016.
Turning the world eyes once again 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
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
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
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
We are delighted to provide key support to Ethical Fashion and social impact
creative businesses on the GFDW
platform. Highlighting fashion change makers protecting traditional heritage
craftsmanship, driving sustainable fashion, and producing quality made in
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.
We are grateful to have the support and commitment of our various sponsors and
partners including 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, Canon,
Time Out Accra, Vogue Italia, AB2020, Business Day Ghana, Pulse
Ghana, Neighborhood Gong, and all our collaborators
supporting our objective for development. Stay tuned for more exciting news and
event updates on our social media platforms.
the go-to fashion week that has placed Ghana on the global fashion landscape,
can be booked on the GFDW website to attend the event this October in Accra.
PRESS REGISTRATION for ACCREDITATION IS
OPENED ON GFDW WEBSITE.
Interested Press, Media, Retail, Buyers, Photographers and Videographers can register on website, or access use this link: www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule
business week platform, pioneering innovation in fashion business and creativity.
An international platform for commerce envisioned to support, direct and lead
both emerging and established creative business practitioners. The event focus
is directed at fashion and product design entrepreneurs, including accessories
and interior design practitioners in Ghana, and in the Diaspora of the mother
continent, alongside international designers, and businesses to showcase and
exhibit their collections and products to a global audience for trade and
GFDW New Talent Spot™ initiative space empowers and supports the development of
talented nascent new graduates. Focused on providing essential business
start-up continuity and creative design support as they transit from graduates
to becoming new creative business entrepreneurs in Ghana.
ETHIKHA™ platform at GFDW centers on Ethical Fashion & Sustainability
development, dedicated to designers and social enterprises committed to driving
social impact through fashion and design innovation, to improve the lives of