Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) 2014 Event Postponed to the year 2015.

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#For Immediate Release.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) 2014 Event Postponed to the year 2015.

Accra, August 15, 2014Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) regrets to announce that this year event scheduled for 24 – 26 October 2014 has been postponed to the year 2015, following the Ghana Government directive and ban on all international conferences and gathering in the country issued yesterday for the next 3 months to avoid recent health risks in the West Africa Region.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this new turn beyond our control may have caused to all involved in this year’s event.

The anticipated event will return fully in its glory in 2015, bigger and better with new additions to the platform’s activities yet to be released.

We are excited about the progress of this industry in Ghana, and across the whole of Africa. And, are positive that any challenges that the country, and Africa are currently facing will make the continent even stronger and better as it continues to develop and grow through this millennium.

2015 will be a new year, and a very special year for GFDW event. As with every challenge comes growth, so will this phase lead to even better heights for the GFDW event, and all Africans affected in one way or the other during this period.

More information on event plans for GFDW 2015 will be made available on the GFDW website and across all its social media platforms. We are already excited!

We welcome interested participants, partners and sponsors who wish to take part in GFDW 2015 to reach out to us using the below contact email information or through the GFDW website.

The future is bright for Africa, we remain positive, encouraged with great excitement!

We look forward to GFDW 2015 with new surprises and interesting developments. See you at #GFDW2015! Thank you.


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Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) is an international fashion and creative business platform for commerce, envisioned to support, direct and lead both emerging and established creative business practitioners.

The event focuses on fashion and creative 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 to a global audience for trade and marketing.

GFDW is Ghana’s most innovative fashion business week platform that continues to push the boundaries for innovation in creativity. GFDW ETHIKHA™ focuses on Ethical Fashion & Sustainability development with a dedicated platform for designers and social enterprises with a social mission committed to social fashion, supporting and improving the lives of society’s underprivileged.


For Immediate Release: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Annouces 2014 Event Dates & Venue

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#For Immediate Release.
Friday, August 11, 2014.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week Announces 2014 Event Date & Venue.

Accra, August 11, 2014 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) is pleased to announce event plans set for 24 – 26 October, 2014 at the Movenpick Hotel.

Ghana’s most innovative fashion business week event will bring life to the fashion scene in Accra, throwing light on an interesting line-up of Ghanaian and International designer entrepreneurs at the platform for commerce, alongside the event’s contemporary Trade Exhibition Pop-Up salon.

The “must-attend” international event in its third edition year will once again welcome local and international audience, global press and media to witness the event that has successfully placed Ghana on the global fashion week map, positioning the country in the top 5 most sought after fashion business weeks in Africa.

The event’s structured Business and Knowledge Transfer Seminars will play a key role in bringing business education and global industry knowledge to both aspiring and established creative entrepreneurs during the fashion week.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week is at the forefront of promoting Ghana’s fashion and creative business industry on the global stage, and has been instrumental in launching the businesses of talented designers through the platform’s activities, standing as a beacon for fashion industry development that continues to instigate positive interest for global trade.

With more exciting news on its way this year, GFDW Ethical Fashion & Sustainability platform – ETHIKHA™ will shine light on the works of social fashion entrepreneurs committed to improving the lives of society’s underprivileged, using fashion as a medium to drive skills development and create sustainability in fashion and related goods production in Ghana and across the globe.

GFDW is pleased to be in continuous partnership with Luxury fashion publication and globally renowned media company Vogue Italia in support of the platform development and activities. And, Ghanaian cosmetic Make-up brand – SO Aesthetic created by Sacha Okoh.

Also in continuous partnership this year is the Africa Daily Groupe media, and its founder professor Zandile Blay – who has been instrumental to the development of the GFDW educational seminars program. As well as Accra’s own globally renowned City Guide TimeOut Accra, documenting the what, when and where in Accra to the world.

Welcoming to the platform this year in support of the fashion business week is Business Day Ghana newspaper, one of West Africa’s strongest Business newspapers, offering readers an in-depth analysis of business events such as GFDW.

On its third edition, GFDW will launch its newest curated platform in support of Ghana’s burgeoning new talents and institutions dedicated to contemporary fashion and creative skills development in Ghana. We’ll be back with more details on this exciting new development starting in Ghana.

REGISTRATION for ACCREDITATION for interested Press, Media, Retail Buyers, Photographers and Videographers is now opened, and can be attained via the GFDW website, or directly from this link here:

Event TICKETS can be attained via the GFDW website for anyone wishing to attend this year’s innovative fashion business week.

For event Participation and Partnerships opportunities at GFDW 2014, please contact GFDW using the below contact information or via the GFDW website.




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MODELS Apply Now! – For Casting and Participation at this year GFDW.

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Interested fashion models who would like to participate at Ghana Fashion & Design Week can now apply by sending the necessary information on the image below to 

In order to be considered you must follow the simple instructions required for both male or female model.
Please note that by sending your images and statistics to GFDW does not automatically guarantee that you have been selected.






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Accra, 5 November 2013Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) in its second year running took the city of Ghana’s capital Accra by storm, from the 11 – 13 Oct 2013, attracting some of the world’s most powerful media and international guests from across the world, some of whom traveled to the country as far as from Japan and Mauritania to be part of the event and experience Ghana for the first time.

Ghana’s dynamic local press and media, fashion savvy guests, and industry personalities joined international press and guests to witness the event in Accra over 3 days.

The international annual event continues to push its boundaries to elevate fashion design and creativity, support creative education, skills advancement for business development and international involvement through its platforms activities.

GFDW, Ghana’s most contemporary fashion event continues take steps to put Ghana on the global fashion map bringing to light the development of the fashion business industry in Ghana, staying true to its vision. The organizers are hopeful that with the world now looking closely at the activities at GFDW and taking more interest in the event, it will open more avenues for further development, dynamic business partnerships, and encourage more investment opportunities in creative skills development, technology in creativity, as well as manufacturing in the country. The event only its second year is a developing platform with great potential, serving as a source of inspiration, promotion and development for creative businesses practitioners to evolve.

One of the platform’s key activities includes the support for Ethical fashion and sustainability, dedicated to contemporary designed products created by ethical fashion designers and creative business practitioners with a social mission, giving them the opportunity to showcase under the GFDW ETHIKHA whilst creating more awareness of the importance and possibilities of ethical fashion production in Africa.

This year GFDW Knowledge transfer and educative seminars provided the opportunity for creative practitioners, students and businesses to meet dynamic panelists to discuss relative industry issues, and gain an insight into areas of the industry that are key for development, whilst gaining business knowledge for advancement.

In partnership with the event this year are supportive brands including; ORS Hair Care, USA – formerly Organic Root Stimulator as the events official hair partner, SO Aesthetic Cosmetics, Ghana’s very own luxury make-up brand as official Make-Up partner, Villa Monticello Hotel, Accra, Ghana’s most sought after luxury boutique hotel served as the event’s official VIP evening venue partner, exclusively sponsored by luxury champagne house Moet & Chandon, Paris, not completed without the support of USA luxury gifting company Largess Affair.

The event this year also garnered the support of an interesting selection of renowned global Media partners, including; Vogue Italia – Italy, New African Woman Magazine-UK, Shadders Africa, Africa Style Daily (The Africa Daily Groupe)-USA, The Independent Newspaper, Ghana, Time Out Accra, Raine Magazine New York, Designing Africa TV – with Diana Opoti, Kenya, Haute Fashion Africa, Bella Naija, Pana TV, and Urban Buzz Ghana. Each one unique and dynamic in documenting and unveiling unfolding stories as they took place at the event. Along side this year’s Media partners, the event also attracted coverage from several media houses including; CNBC/CCTV, The Africa Channel UK, Vox Africa, The Africa Channel USA, Viasat1 TV, Ghana.

As the event moves into its third year of development, it looks to further improve the platform’s experience with dynamic partnerships in support of its development plans to create more opportunities that will drive the new creative generation forward in the age of technology.

About GFDW

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is the most contemporary fashion showcase in Ghana with a vision to push international interest with the work of designer’s collections. GFDW is an international resource for creative design talent and has been responsible for launching new and emerging designers to an international audience. Showcasing the work of numerous designers who have greatly benefited from this platform, GFDW is designed to bridge the gap between new talent and international exposure and is renowned for providing innovative platform for fashion media promotion. The event incorporates outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative exhibition salon hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana and across the globe the opportunity to exhibit their collections, products and relative creative business services alongside the catwalk shows. As well as, providing educative seminars for Knowledge transfer and skills advancement.





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