Ghana Fashion & Design Week Announces 2015 Event Date, Re-Stating Fashion as a Business at Third Edition.

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#For Immediate Release.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Ghana Fashion & Design Week Announces 2015 Event Date, Re-Stating Fashion as a Business at Third Edition.

Accra, July 13, 2015 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is thrilled to announce event dates and plans set for 23 – 25 October, 2015 in Ghana’s capital City of ACCRA.

The pioneering international fashion and design business event comes back this year, packed with exciting business activities themed “FASHION RE:STATED”, with a Trade Exhibition showcase curated under the name CONTEMPORARY AFRICA running alongside designers catwalk presentations, and Fashion business and Knowledge transfer seminars with a line up of industry experts.
The ETHIKHA platform will highlight ethical fashion and social impact designers’ collections and products driving sustainability through fashion in Africa.

The anticipated event will turn the world’s focus on Accra, as an emerging and growing fashion business capital. The objective this year is to Re-State fashion as a business in Ghana, and bring to the fore the importance of creativity and design innovation as an essential element for Ghana’s creative industry development.

GFDW NEW TALENT SPOT™ initiative space focused on developing nascent new graduates in fashion, design and creative led entrepreneurs will welcome to the space 3 new best fashion design graduates of (2015) from Radford University College.

Head of Fashion Department of RUC, Yvonne Ntiamoah, said “ We are encouraged to be in partnership with GFDW business platform, creating the essential link for best new graduates to continue their creative journey into becoming entrepreneurs. We are excited, and can not wait to see the previous 2014 selected RUC Graduate – Afua Biney’s premier collection at the fashion week this October!.”
GFDW welcomes 2nd Image Academy at the New Talent Spot™ space, with a collaboration that gives final year students with creative Hair & Make-Up background the opportunity for external experience with the platform alongside industry experts.

We are thrilled to present STYLE & STEEL as part of the event activities this year, turning our focus on MEN behind the wheels, as we welcome Mercedes-Benz to the event as a sponsor, in partnership with Silver Star Auto Ltd., Ghana.
Synonymous with fashion and design excellence around the globe, Mercedes-Benz owners in Ghana will have the opportunity to be rewarded by GFDW for a special well-being treatment exclusively at the luxury XMen Grooming Bar through the Fashion Hospitality Lounge at GFDW, whilst, Mercedes-Benz Ladies of STYLE will enjoy a special fashion treat by studio1981, Ghanaian designer at the fashion week.

Models will have the unique opportunity to be styled by two time British Hairdressing Awards winner, Afro Hair celebrity stylist Charlotte Mensah , and artistic hair director to GFDW, known for her ingenious Avant-garde hair creations.

Supporting our objective in re-stating fashion business in Ghana, we are pleased to have full media support from Ghana’s renowned Business focus media; Business Day Ghana
and Business & Financial Times Newspaper, alongside Ghana’s progressive Lifestyle Magazine Neighbourhood Gong. With Vogue Italia continuous support for the platform, and go-to media for hot fashion news Haute Fashion Africa, we are pleased to welcome new international media partners to the event including; ABN TV (UK), who will be airing a special documentary on GFDW, and a dedicated business news coverage by Africa Business 2020 (UK). Adding to this year business media support comes global fashion business portal FashionMag.com whose focus will be on highlighting designers’ collections straight from the GFDW runway.

GFDW event this year will be packed with something for everyone. TICKETS for the “must-attend” event, that has placed Ghana on the global fashion landscape, can be purchased on the GFDW website for anyone wishing to attend the event this October.

REGISTRATION for ACCREDITATION IS OPENED VIA GFDW WEBSITE.
For interested Press, Media, Retail Buyers, Photographers and Videographers.
or access via this link: www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule

CONTACTS:
Press & Media Enquires:  press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Ticket & General Enquiries: event@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

CONTACT FOR PARTICIPATION

CATWALK PRESENTATION
designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TRADE EXHIBITION SHOW
exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS Participation
models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
SEMINAR Registration:
seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
INTERNSHIP Enquiries:
internship@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
SPONSOR / PARTNERSHIP:
sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FIND US HERE:
Website:        www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Blog:  www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter:          www.twitter.com/GhanaFashionWk
Instagram:     http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Tumblr:          www.ghanafashionweek.tumblr.com
Youtube:        www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV

ABOUT GFDW:
Ghana Fashion & Design Week®  (GFDW) is Ghana’s most innovative fashion 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 marketing.
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 society’s underprivileged.

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