Irene Ocran is from Akosombo (the “Hydro Town”), in Ghana’s Eastern Region. Over time she developed an interest in textiles and the study of clothing, which led to her receiving a higher national diploma in fashion design from Ho Polytechnic.
For her national service, she served in the fashion department of Tamale Polytechnic. In 2005, she was appointed an assistant instructor in Tamale Polytechnic, where she taught pattern adaptation and garment construction technology. She is inspired by the sea and its accompanying coastal environments, as well as the likes of Alexandra McQueen and Roberto Cavalli. Her viewpoint on fashion is her guide, believing that each day we put on clothes to not just simply cover up, but to represent our personalities, moods, the times we live in, our ambitions and our desires.
In her own words, “I will dare to be different, impractical, anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”