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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK LAUNCHES NEW TALENT SPOT™ INITIATIVE SPACE TO SUPPORT NEW GRADUATE ENTREPRENEURS – INTRODUCING AFUA BINEY OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.

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Accra, 14 Nov 2014 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to introduce NEW TALENT SPOT™ Initiative space, a new addition to the platform’s activities and industry development plans in Ghana ahead of the international event in October 2015.
Under the New Talent Spot™ Initiative space, GFDW will collaborate with Universities and Higher Education Institutions dedicated to fashion, design and creative arts education in Ghana.
This collaboration will see the selection of outstanding fashion design and talented creative arts graduates work spotlighted and given creative business support and guidance through the GFDW developing platform’s inclusive activities and professional support from its industry partners.
The New Talent Spot™ Initiative space will serve as an incubator for creative development transition and business continuity for the new graduate entrepreneur to facilitate sustainable job creation post graduation.
The New Talent Spot™ Initiative space launches with the premiere collaboration between GFDW and Radford University College in Ghana (RUC), introducing to the space AFUA BINEY, new fashion design Graduate of Radford University College. Afua Biney’s graduation collection embodies her ability to translate complex creative thinking into simplified reality, exhibiting skills and quality in production that GFDW hope to find in new graduates to produce quality Made in Ghana products relevant to a wider market.
The initiative, which will focus on multi-faceted design and creative arts disciplines will identify and develop through the New Talent Spot™ space inclusive and essential areas in creativity that has direct and significant relationship to the fashion and design industry in Ghana for sustainable growth. It is hope that this new initiative will encourage fashion and creative arts students to challenge their creative abilities and perfect learned skills to be the best, think global, and embrace technology to push their creative barriers for innovation to achieve their career goals as forward thinking and successful future creative entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Africa is going through a fashion revolution with a bright future shining through, GFDW is pleased to be part of this new transition and transformation for industry growth in Ghana. The fashion industry in Ghana has great potential to create sustainable local jobs, though yet to be fully explored, and furnished with the support that it needs to reach its potential. We are pleased to initiate these new but promising steps to pave the way for progression.
With universities like RUC (Ghana) dedicated to advancement in fashion and design degrees, it is encouraged that aspiring designer entrepreneurs seek the right education and essential guidance to equip and propel them towards the future in an age of technology that is rapidly changing the world.
The Fashion and design industry is a multi-million global industry, in a new age of technology and media, countries around the world are brought even closer than before, with new opportunities for international trade reaching almost all corners of the globe, and changing how the fashion industry market operates through global interaction. Ethical Fashion and Sustainability development practices supported by GFDW are at the heart of Africa, creating jobs and sustaining lives, and Ghana is no exception. It is hope that Ghana and designer entrepreneurs will fully explore these new opportunities opening to Africa and the country for trade, to become a one stop destination for sourcing quality Made in Ghana designed products that are wearable and usable locally and globally.
Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is globally recognized for leading innovative ideas for fashion and creative business development in Ghana. It aims to continue to explore innovative ways for growth, and establish successful experiences for new graduates with this initiative, staying true to its ethos as a platform for Vision, Education and Creation.
Follow Afua Biney’s exclusive interview and view her conceptual designs on the New Talent Spot™ Digital Curation Space here or via the GFDW website: https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/category/new-talent-spot/
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CONTACT INFORMATION
PRESS: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
NEW TALENT SPOT
https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/category/new-talent-spot/
FOR GFDW 2015 EVENT PARTICIPATION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
PLEASE EMAIL TO:
SPONSORSHIPS & MARKETING: sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
CATWALK PARTICIPATION: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TRADE EXHIBITION PARTICIPATION: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
LEARN MORE – CONNECT TO GFDW GLOBAL LINKS HERE:

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Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook |  http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter |  http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
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YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV
About New Talent Spot™
The NEW TALENT SPOT™ (NTS) Initiative space at Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is dedicated to spotlighting the work of emerging new fashion design and talented creative arts graduates with outstanding skills and innovative ideas that translates creativity in fashion and product design with relevance, and communicates forward thinking ideas through their work to a global market. The New Talent Spot™ initiative aims to create a sustainable space for fashion and creative design business continuity, an incubator for inspiration and innovation in fashion, design and creative business development.
About GFDW
Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is Ghana’s innovative leading platform for commerce, responsible for placing Ghana on the international fashion week map. To date the platform continues to attract significant following across the globe, and among the top fashion platforms for commerce in Africa. The platform is an international resource for creative design talent, and has been responsible for launching new and emerging designers to an international audience.
GFDW is designed to bridge the gap between Ghana’s creative business entrepreneurs and international exposure, and renowned for providing new opportunities for global fashion media promotion. The event promotes the work of designers through its outstanding display of fashion shows and at its trade exhibition salon that gives entrepreneurs in Ghana and across the continent and beyond the opportunity to exhibit their fashion collections, lifestyle products and relative business services alongside the catwalk shows. An educative seminar for knowledge transfer for fashion business advancement sits at the core of the platform’s activities.
GFDW ETHIKHA™ focuses on Ethical Fashion and sustainability development, through its ETHIKHA™ platform, dedicated to showcasing the work of designers and social enterprises with a social mission who are committed to supporting and improving the lives of society’s underprivileged.

 

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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 of 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.

CONTACT:

Press & Media Enquires: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
General Enquiries:           info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Catwalk Participation:     designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Exhibition Participation: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Seminar Registration:     seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Internships Enquiries:    internship@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Sponsor Partnerships:   sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.co

FIND US HERE

Website     – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Blog – https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/

Facebook   – www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

Twitter      –  https://twitter.com/GhanaFashionWk

Instagram – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Youtube     – https://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV

ABOUT GFDW:
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.

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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: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule/

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.

REGISTER FOR 2014 BUSINESS SEMINARS HERE:
https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/seminars/

 

CONTACT US:

Press & Media Enquires: press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
General Enquiries:           info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Catwalk Participation:     designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Exhibition Participation:  exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Seminar Registration:     seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Internships Enquiries:      internship@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Sponsor Partnerships:    sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FIND US HERE

Website     – www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Blog – https://ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com/
Facebook   – http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter        –  https://twitter.com/GhanaFashionWk
Instagram   – http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Youtube     – https://www.youtube.com/user/GFDWTV


 

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION CONTINUES TO PUT GHANA ON THE GLOBAL FASHION MAP.

Accra, 5 November 2013 – Ghana 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FOR 2014 EVENT PARTNERSHIP & SPONSORSHP OPPORTUNTIES email to: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR 2014 CATWALK PARTICIPATION email to: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR 2014 EXHIBITION PARTICIPAION email to: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook |  http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
Twitter |  http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
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BELLA NAIJA JOINS MEDIA PARTNERS AT GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (GFDW) 2013.

(Accra, 13 September 2013) – Leading online media publication Bella Naija is the latest addition to the line up of global media partners supporting the upcoming Ghana Fashion & Design Week® 2013 event. GFDW is pleased to have the support of the online publication http://www.bellanaija.com. The renowned online media platform established in 2006 is the go-to-place for the latest and hottest news in Nigeria, in and around the African continent, and beyond the continent, reporting news about Africans in diaspora and more. Bella Naija, is one of Africa’s leading lifestyle, fashion, entertainment and inspiration online media both in readership and eminence. Not new to GFDW, Bella Naija covered and shared interesting stories on the event last year. This year they will shine editorial spotlights on GFDW during the event, to take place on the 11th-13th October 2013.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

FOR GFDW 2013 EVENT SCHEDULE CLICK here

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com
GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK REVEALS DESIGNERS, EXHIBITORS AND ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE FOR 2013 EVENT.

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 Accra, (12 September 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is pleased to announce schedule for participating designers and exhibitors for this year’s event HERE. An impressive range of local and international designers and exhibitors will be participating in the upcoming second annual Ghana Fashion & Design Week® 2013 event, which will take place in Accra, on the 11th – 13th October 2013 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The event will bring together Ghanaian and International fashion, media and industry professionals and fans. Selected designers from around the globe will deliver an exciting selection of creative designer’s collection during the catwalk shows, with a diverse range of Exhibitors hosted at the contemporarily styled PopUp Exhibition Salon during the event.

Heading the GFDW® backstage team will be international celebrity hairstylist Charlotte Mensah an articulate professional known on the fashion industry scene for her creative experience in hair styling. Charlotte will lead the team to create the desired looks for the shows using ORS™ formerly Organic Root Stimulator™ – the number one brand in the ethnic hair care market and official hair sponsor of GFDW 2013

The much-anticipated event will welcome confirmed international press, media, and buyers who will be present during the event. The catwalk show is scheduled to take place over two days from the 11-12th October 2013, also scheduled to take place over the two days are the trade exhibitions and knowledge transfer seminars at the Movenpick Hotel Accra, followed by an invite only VIP event on the third day hosted in partnership with VILLA MONTICELLO HOTEL and exclusively sponsored by MOET & CHANDON. In addition to the line up of activities, selected designers will have the opportunity to be part of GFDW® Pop-Up Showroom hosted by the prestigious VIVA BOUTIQUE in Osu where potential buyers and press will have the opportunity to view and engage directly with catwalk designers.

GFDW will continue to support ETHIKHA™, an ethical fashion platform that aims to give ethical fashion entrepreneurs and lifestyle brands the opportunity to gain international exposure.

GFDW will be welcoming an impressive range of local and international guests, including press, buyers, and industry bloggers, celebrities and fashion enthusiast from around the globe to engage in one of the most important fashion event in the country. The event will be broadcasted from the heart of the capital to a global audience from TV, Magazines, Radio and Social Media platforms.

GFDW® boasts a list of renowned sponsors including, MOET & CHANDON (Paris), ORS™ (Organic Root Stimulator, USA), VILLA MONTICELLO HOTEL(Accra), SO AESTHETIC(Cosmetics, Ghana), LARGESS AFFAIR (USA Luxury Gift Company), with international media support from Vogue Italia – Italy, alongside New African Woman Magazine-UK, Africa Style Daily (The Africa Daily Groupe)-USA, Shadders Africa, The Independent, Time Out Accra, Raine Magazine New York, Designing Africa TV – with Diana Opoti – Kenya, Haute Fashion Africa, Pana Television, Urban Buzz Ghana, Bella Naija, and a list of local and international press coverage.

The event and show schedule can be viewed by clicking here: to book your tickets for the shows you want to attend follow this link:  http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com/registration-schedule/#showticket

For Information relating to Press Accreditation, Ticket purchase and general inquiries Email: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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W: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com: F:http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk (#GFDW) E:Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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VILLA MONTICELLO – GHANA’S PREMIERE LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013 AS THE OFFICIAL VIP EVENING VENUE.

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Accra (4, September 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is proud to announce first time partnership with Villa Monticello in support of the event’s exclusive luxury VIP Networking Evening this October during the Fashion Week which goes ahead from 11 – 13 October 2013.

The recently launched event venue at the Luxury hotel named “THE TERRACE” will serve as the venue for the GFDW 2013 exclusive luxury VIP networking evening occasion at the Villa Monticello, on the 13th October 2013.
THE TERRACE at the Villa Monticello is beautifully perched on top of the hotel building; synonymous with the less is more Villa Monticello approach to architecture and simplicity in style that exudes luxury.

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Villa Monticello luxury boutique hotel is renowned for its world-class luxury hotel services, and has to its name both local and International Awards and recognitions, some of which includes; World Luxury Hotel Awards Nominee 2013, and winner of 2012 World Travel Awards For Ghana’s Leading Hotel.
Comfort and luxury is guaranteed at the Villa Monticello, with a dedicated luxury concierge offered by the hotels Koncierge service, and specially designed for those who wish to indulge in deeper experience of Accra and the surrounding region. The award-winning hotel boasts of a tranquil swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre that are reserved exclusively for its honoured guests. One can only expect to experience comfort beyond compare in the surroundings of this beautiful luxury boutique hotel located in one of the most prestigious areas in the capital city of Accra.
Villa Monticello will welcome GFDW VIP evening guests warmly on October 13th to share in their luxury surroundings, while they talk fashion, business, and development in a relaxed atmosphere that is sure to inspire one’s creative imagination.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013 is proudly sponsored by the VILLA MOTICELLO Hotel, Accra, ORS HAIR CARE (formerly Organic Root Stimulator) USA, MOET & CHANDON Paris, SO AESTHETIC COSMETICS Ghana, LARGESS AFFAIR, USA.
This year we are also very pleased to welcome back some of the renowned global Media companies that supported the event last year including Vogue Italia – Italy, New African Woman Magazine-UK, Africa Style Daily (The Africa Daily Groupe)-USA and Shadders Africa. And, proudly welcomes our new media partners this year who will be supporting the event across their various platforms globally to include; Ghana’s renowned Newspaper – The Independent, Time Out Accra, Raine Magazine New York, Designing Africa TV – with Diana Opoti – Kenya, Haute Fashion Africa, Pana TV, and Urban Buzz Ghana.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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CHARLOTTE MENSAH – APPOINTED AS HEAD HAIR STYLIST AT GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013.

Accra ( 3, September 2013) – Multi-award winning celebrity hairstylist Charlotte Mensah has been appointed Head Hairstylist at the 2013 Ghana Fashion and Design week to be held in Accra Ghana from the 11th -13th October.

Charlotte Mensah has over 28 years of experience in the Afro hair industry and is elated with her appointment. She said from her Nottinghill based London salon“ As a proud Ghanaian living in the UK I am so pleased that I am able to bring my experience and skill set to this amazing event. I’d like to personally thank the organisers for giving me this opportunity”. In November 2012 Mensah picked up the two of the most prestigious awards in the UK’s Afro hair industry scooping the coveted Weave Stylist of The Year along with the highly prestigious ‘Stylist of The Year’ Black hair Awards sponsored by Blackbeauty & Hair/Sensationnel. In February 2013 her salon Hair Lounge was presented with Best Afro Salon by Hair and she is shortlisted for the British Afro Hairdresser award.

Charlotte is renowned for Her work which is regularly featured in a number of leading hair magazines that has brought her recognition on the global stage. With numerous accolades received for her contribution to the world of hair and business. Professional and full of passion, if she’s not working with some of the most famous names in the world of entertainment, high finance and business, you will find Charlotte in Africa training young hairdressers the art of hairdressing.

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As a fiercely proud Ghanaian Charlotte is currently in the early development stages of setting up
The Charlotte Mensah Academy to offer less fortunate young Ghanaians with an opportunity to learn a vocational skill that will enhance their lives and the lives of their families.  Also close to Charlotte’s heart is her own charity L.O.V.E (Ladies of Visionary Empowerment) recently set-up in honour of her late Mother, this benevolent fund is aimed at furthering the education and empowerment of young women in Africa.

Realising that one of the keys to success starts at a grassroots level she has designed and developed a number of workshop programs, which has seen her travel to countries that include Eastern Europe, USA and Africa.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013 is proudly sponsored by the VILLA MOTICELLO Hotel, Accra, ORS HAIR CARE (formerly Organic Root Stimulator) USA, MOET & CHANDON Paris, SO AESTHETIC COSMETICS Ghana, LARGESS AFFAIR, USA.
This year we are also very pleased to welcome back some of the renowned global Media companies that supported the event last year including Vogue Italia – Italy, New African Woman Magazine-UK, Africa Style Daily (The Africa Daily Groupe)-USA and Shadders Africa. And, proudly welcomes our new media partners this year who will be supporting the event across their various platforms globally to include; Ghana’s renowned Newspaper – The Independent, Time Out Accra, Raine Magazine New York, Designing Africa TV – with Diana Opoti – Kenya, Haute Fashion Africa, Pana TV, and Urban Buzz Ghana.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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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ORS™ – ORGANIC ROOT STIMULATOR™ – IS OFFICIAL HAIR SPONSOR OF
GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013.

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Accra, (22 August, 2013) – ORS™ formerly Organic Root Stimulator™ – the number one brand in the ethnic hair care market joins Ghana Fashion & Design Week® as the official hair sponsor for this year’s event, scheduled for 11-13 October, 2013, to be held at the Movenpick Hotel, Accra.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is especially proud of this partnership as it marks ORS’s first time partnership with a fashion week platform of this kind in Africa, and, in perfect harmony with both company’s vision dedicated to identifying innovative solutions to creativity being it in healthy hair care product and design solutions, or fashion and creative business development.

Organic Root Stimulator™ by Namaste Laboratories, which recently re-branded to ORS™ boasts variety of ethnic hair products well known for managing and treating hair. With products especially formulated to care for the hair of black men and women.

The company’s dedication to identifying innovative remedies for healing and renewing the hair, skin and body has made ORS™ a favourite brand on the market, with growing global presence from Europe, to the Americas, Australia to UAE and across Africa. ORS™ is making a changing with its innovative hair care systems. With a dedicated interactive online social platform providing answers to its products lovers in Ghana.

The brand’s easier to remember new name ORS™ continues to serve the needs of health-conscious consumers by using natural ingredients to address major hair issues including damaged hair, thinning hair, dry and itchy scalp problems as well as hair loss. ORS remains one of the most popular hair care brands today that offers a variety of products for natural hair care and scalp restoration.

The brand’s Olive Oil™ Built-in PROTECTION PLUS™ line is uniquely designed to deliver step-by-step protection for the hair with the help of natural ingredients and hair care education suitable for both adults and young girls to begin their hair journey with positive, healthy hair experiences. GFDW is pleased to have the opportunity to create hair designs with one on the worlds most loved natural hair care products at this year’s event.  ORS™ | http://www.orshaircare.com

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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Renowned Ghanaian Newspaper The Independent partners with Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013 Event in Accra!

(Accra, 6th August 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce partnership with Ghana’s favourite Newspaper company The Independent Ghana. The Independent Newspaper is Ghana’s truly objective newspaper providing a platform for critical, objective and fair reportage and analysis of news. The independent newspaper started from the balcony of its first publisher and editor,Kabral Blay-Amihere. The newspaper is Ghana’s first independent national daily newspaper since independence 1957; GFDW is excited about this new partnership as Ghana continues to embrace innovation in fashion, creative education and industry development.

The Independent Ghana is a publishing phenomenon. The paper was launched in over 20 years ago, a perfect mix of national and international news wrapped around local information – entertainment previews, listings, sports and entertainment. Independent Newspaper plans to produce bespoke coverage pre and post event fashion reviews during Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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TIMEOUT ACCRA, THE ULTIMATE CITY GUIDE MAGAZINE PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013.

 #For Immediate Release

(Accra, 2nd August 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce partnership with Time Out Accra, the city’s definitive resource for things to do, offering comprehensive coverage of exciting happenings such as arts, entertainment, restaurants, bars, hospitality services and more, will be supporting the most notable fashion event in Accra, this Oct 11-13, 2013 at the Movenpick Hotel Accra. The leading global magazine with the distinctive red, black & white Time Out logo, continues to serve as the ultimate guide to “What’s On” in several cities around the world, including Accra, with a new and exciting website Timeout.com/accra recently launched, giving access to hundreds of searchable event listings, thousands of venue reviews and curated lists and itineraries by its expert editorial staff.

Time Out Accra has a clear vision for the future, as it is more than creating content, it uses its editorial acumen to help visitors sift through the best must know information about the city, such as Ghana Fashion & Design Week event.
Time Out is the number one trusted choice for consumers seeking inspiration, information and booking opportunities relating to arts, entertainment and culture, in the world’s major cities. Time Out has grown into a global media group that spans 37 cities across 25 countries and provides the very best inspiration and information, and increasingly offers booking opportunities in arts, entertainment, culture, food and drink. GFDW is pleased to have the support of Time Out Accra alongside its global media partners at this year’s international event.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website | http://www.ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH HAUTE FASHION AFRICA

(Accra, 27th July 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to have the support of leading online fashion publication www.hautefashionafrica.com, a contemporary online platform representing the finest African Fashion designers.  HauTeFashionAfrica.com is a web portal that features the works of African designers all around the world, exhibiting a taste for the culturally tempered with an appreciation of the varied degrees of influence by the west in today’s fashion.

HauTeFashionAfrica.com travels the world during Reputable Fashion Week in Fashion Capitals such as New York, London, Paris, South Africa & Lagos, scouting African Fashion Designers which are then shared on the portal with daily Fashion Show Reviews. Today it boasts the largest updated directory of African Fashion Designers and collections that are significant to the industry. It also serves as a Fashion Resource point and platform to introduce new talent to the industry in its weekly Who’s HauTe Interviews.

HauTeFashionAfrica.com and it’s Editors have been featured in different publications; print and online such as The New York Times, International Herald Tribune & True Love SA to name a few, and will continue it’s mission to celebrate and support African Fashion Designers.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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Moët & Chandon announced as Official Champagne Sponsor of Ghana Fashion & Design
Week 2013.

#For Immediate Release.

(Accra, 30th July 2013) – Moët & Chandon, the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, partners again with Ghana Fashion & Design Week as the official champagne sponsor for the event VIP evening to be held in Accra, Ghana this October 2013, at the Movenpick Hotel from the 11th – 13th.  As an official Champagne sponsor, Moët & Chandon will bring its trademark touch of luxury and savoir-faire to the exclusive GFDW 2013 VIP evening event. The luxury Champagne Company has successfully been a partner of Ghana Fashion & Design Week previously, as is a perfect reflection of Moët & Chandon’s own spirit of success. Celebrating their presence and support during the exclusive VIP luxury evening event on the third day is the perfect way to toast this iconic fashion event and its momentous return to Accra, Ghana.

About Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon is one of the world’s largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house synonymous with Glamour & Success. Founded by Claude Moët in 1743, the iconic champagne house, Moët & Chandon has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour, and today has become one of the world’s most loved champagnes. Claude Moët’s grandson Jean-Rémy Moët continued with his grandfather’s vision to share the magic of champagne with the world, transforming Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

PRESS EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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Largess Afffair Logo miniLARGESS AFFAIR – USA LUXURY GIFTING COMPANY PARTNERS WITH
GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013.

Accra, (4 July 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to introduce LARGESS AFFAIR to the event’s platform as our Official Goody Bags provider in support of the event’s activities this October, 2013.

The GFDW international event set to go ahead on 11th – 13th October this year, welcomes the luxury Gifting Company – LARGESS AFFAIR for the first time on its platform from Washington DC, USA.

Largess Affair – a Washington DC-based luxury Gifting Company, is a premier provider of luxury creations for entrepreneurs, corporate, and personal occasions.

Launched only in 2012, Largess Affair has become popular amongst numerous high-profile personalities in the USA, such as Cathie Black of the Women in Leadership Conference, as well as high profile events such as the White House Correspondents Dinner After Party For Women In Media, and Rose by Vanessa Jean Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swimwear launch, with most recent one being the prestigious Trumpet Awards honouring musical icon Chaka Khan, Mayor Kasim Reed, Charlie Wilson, to name a few.

Largess Affair Ad BannerSince its establishment, the luxury Gifting Company has continued to cater exclusively to celebrity or high profile clients. Which the Company explains was not a planned move, but has been fortunate enough to make strategic connections that continued to demand it services down that path and happily went with it.

With access to hundreds of brand name products that can be customized and anything in between, Largess Affair is your-go-to place for unique customised products no matter where you are in in the world!

Their products and services cater for the many fine corporations, organizations and personal occasions in the United States and beyond it shores. And, are always excited to establish new partnerships within this scope.

This year we are pleased to establish a new partnership with Largess Affair as GFDW 2013 official Goody Bags provider! The luxury Gifting Company will be treating our Guests with a taste of their products, exclusively at the GFDW 2013 event! Be there!

Largess Affair provides advertising products and swag bags for conferences and special events, luxury corporate gifts that can be customized with the logo and/or marketing message of the client, and smaller gift items for more personal gift-giving occasions. Largess Affair’s customized luxury products have been featured in ELLE and Jet magazines, FOX News holiday segments, and other well-known media.

Largess Affair Ad Banner 5More information about Largess Affair and its line of luxury gifts, swag bags and advertising gifts, can be found here: http://www.largessaffair.com,

CONTACT | Emailask@largessaffair.com or call Largess Affair on +1.202.559.9225. The Gifting Goddesses are always ready and at your service!

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTINITIES | sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS:exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website  | http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog  | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
Facebook  | http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
Twitter  |  http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

PRESS EMAIL
Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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URBAN BUZZ GHANA MEDIA PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013. 

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Ghana Fashion & Design Week Announces Urban Buzz Ghana as Media Partner.(#GFDW)

 #For Immediate Release

(Accra, 17th July 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to have the support of Urban Buzz Ghana, a contemporary online platform representing the finest things Ghana has to offer. Urban Buzz Ghana has carved out a niche for itself as a premier online publication on Ghana’s culture at the intersection of development, Education, Technology, Music and the Arts, and promoting Ghana’s business industry to the rest of the world, with a core focus on revealing the hidden gems within the country that are not necessarily obvious to the outside world.

Urban Buzz brings stories within Ghana, and from Ghanaians in the Diaspora that are making a change in the line of their work to life with strong imagery and engaging editorials, making the site unique in its approach to editorial and advertorial as news media platform.

The niche media site, which focuses also on luxury lifestyle goods as well as fashion and related news, has been supportive of the event since its launch last year, and now joins GFDW 2013 this year as a Media Partner in support of the event to be held on the 11th to 13th October, in the city of Accra, Ghana.

Website | www.urbanbuzzghana.com    Contact | urbanbuzzghana@gmail.com

 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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

EMAIL: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com

F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)

FOR EVENT TICKETS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com

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SHADDERS AFRICA PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (#GFDW) 2013

418318_338183956222777_2032697307_nAccra (4th  July 2013)  Shadders Africa is a leading online publication dedicated to showcasing the work of promising talents in Africa’s creative industry and everything in between from around the globe. Shadders has become a world provenance for fashion media, an unbeatable source of talent and inspiration, whilst strongly embracing the concept of African fashion as all encompassing.Shadders Africa will be supporting Ghana Fashion & Design Week as a media partner through online campaign and media promotion.

Founded in July 2009, Shadders has created a global readership through contents that transcends cultures and Lifestyle. In addition the renowned website unfolds editorial features, a splash of urban and red carpet style with a dash of travel, arts and culture, photography and celebrity style News. Shadders brings to life “The Best of African Inspired Designs” and invites readers into the beauty and fascinating world of Africa. Shadders continues to grow in readership and relevance. Today, Shadders is one of Africa’s foremost Fashion and lifestyle site both in influence and readership.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICA STYLE DAILY

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Accra (25 June 2013) Africa Style Daily & Africa Daily Groupe is a network of niche sites with a mission to cover Africa with passion, purpose and precision. Huffington Post columnist Zandile Blay is the brains behind this renowned site that puts African fashion within a diaspora dialogue about art, music, politics and culture. For the second time round, Africa Daily Group will be supporting Ghana Fashion & Design Week as a media partner through online campaign and media promotion.  Africa Daily Groupe (ADG), is a digital publishing group focused on thoughtful, thorough reportage on a myriad of topics concerning the continent. It currently features twelve separate outlets that cover niche topics within the continent.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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STREAMING AFRICA TO THE WORLD, PANA TELEVISION PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK 2013 EVENT

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Accra (June 19, 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce today another interesting media partnership withPana Television, an internet Television Service that legally streams Africa- inspired Films, Music, News and Lifestyle Videos worldwide, with the foremost aim of providing a unique viewing experience, which will keep users engaged, inspired, and enlightened about all things African and related to Africa. Launched in April 2012, PanaTV.com, the site has more than 110,000 fans on Facebook with a reach of more than 25 million people, making it one of the fastest growing internet platforms with a wide range of genres of Africa-Inspired content in one location. The company has offices in United States and Africa with expansions planned for Europe later this year.

“We are excited to partner with Pana television bringing the latest fashion, entertainment and lifestyle programmes from Africa to an online audience to raise the profile of the show as well as providing exclusive footage from the event. Designers and exhibitors are in for a treat as Pana TV will be showcasing the work of catwalk designers and exhibitors at Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013 event in Accra.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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DESIGNING AFRICA WITH DIANA OPOTI PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (#GFDW) 2013)

539747_489092124480753_1334272832_nAccra (June 14, 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce today another innovative media partnership with Designing AFRICA with Diana Opoti.  Reinterpreting their heritage through a fresh lens, Designing Africa will be capturing all the action during Ghana Fashion & Design Week event as they continue to uplift the image of Africa through visuals.

Designing Africa is a visionary initiative dedicated to showcasing and supporting Africa’s leading fashion designers.

Designing Africa with Diana Opoti speaks to leading African personalities shaping the fashion scene on the continent and the diaspora. A special fashion report that focuses on the shapers of the design word in Africa. The show’s creator and host, Diana Opoti travels the continent, interviewing designers and filming their showcases at major fashion weeks

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

RAINE MAGAZINE (USA) PARTNERS WITH GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (#GFDW) 2013raine-magazine-partnership-gfdw-ghana-fashion-week1

Accra – (8th, June 2013) Ghana Fashion & Design Week are excited to announce its Media Partnership with USA based Entrepreneur magazine, RAINE Magazine. The contemporary lifestyle publication magazine will for the first time make its mark in Africa, supporting fashion and creative business entrepreneurs and industry development in Africa on a Ghanaian platform.

This partnership is yet another step GFDW has taken to strengthen the Ghanaian fashion and creative business industry profile on the international map, supporting entrepreneurship and growth through its platform activities.
ABOUT RAINE
A synergy between entrepreneurship and haute living, Raine magazine is a unique lifestyle publication that fuses fashion, culture, and business into one. It’s the entrepreneur’s lifestyle in print as well as an indispensable resource to those wanting to be at the forefront of the rising names and brands in fashion, entertainment, culture and technology.
Raine is published four times a year and is the premier resource for the creative and unconventional entrepreneur. As the go to resource for industry insiders for the next, the new and the must know, Raine brings captivating photography, exclusive stories and great finds to its reader both in print and in digital format. Raine is offered at US Newsstands, Zinio newsstands, and soon on the Itunes IPAD app, the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet as well as BarnesandNoble.com. Raine both sponsors and hosts exclusive events throughout the year to an affluent, cultural, fashion forward, travel-loving, tech savvy audience. Join the storm at www.rainemagazine.com!

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (#GFDW) ANNOUNCES MEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW AFRICAN WOMAN MAGAZINE

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Accra (May 30, 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce today our media partnership with New African Woman Magazine, From the same publishing house that created the unrivalled New African and the award-winning African Business magazines, both of which have been going strong for over four decades, comes New African Woman magazine. The magazine appeals to any woman from the ages of 16 to 65, but it is particularly aimed at the discerning black women out there. The magazine contains features on a variety of lifestyle issues such as health, beauty and fashion as well as politics and empowerment for women.

As a media partner, the role of New African Woman Magazine is to spread the word about the upcoming event in Accra Ghana to its global audience through their publication. New African Woman Magazine is contemporary with its excellent content and branding making a perfect collaboration with GFDW vision. For the second time round as a Media Partner, New African Woman has actively supported GFDW work towards the development of Ghana’s Fashion industry and beyond. Be sure to grab your own copy to keep up to date with the ever-revolving business of fashion.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

Contact For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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SECOND ANNUAL GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK EVENT TO TAKE-OFF IN ACCRA 11th – 13th OCT 2013.

Accra (May 22, 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® announces dates for its second annual fashion & creative business international event.
On its second edition, Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is bringing burgeoning fashion scene to the city of Accra, and is pleased to announce the 11th – 13th October 2013 as the official dates for the anticipated fashion event in Ghana.

Both established and emerging designers will present their spring/summer 2014 collections to create a chic arena for buyers, fashionistas and trendsetters at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel.

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. Now entering its 2nd year, 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 will incorporate 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.

The event is set to epitomise the fashion scene in Ghana, with an array of both local and international Press, Guests and Buyers in attendance. With influential media platforms in support of this year’s event, including New African Woman Magazine UK, Raine Magazine New York, Shadders Africa Global, Designing Africa TV Kenya, Pana TV Nigeria already in line, and a long list of press and media in attendance, the event is sure to take a centre stage once again on the global scene, placing Ghana on the global fashion map.

Fashion entrepreneurs, creative businesses and relative companies looking to gain both local and international exposure in a relative environment, here is your chance to do all that at Ghana Fashion & Design Week!

Limited spaces available for Designers and Exhibitors to secure your place, use the information below:

Contact For Information relating to;

DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES|sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER | press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GENERAL INFO:
Email to: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website| http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog | http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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GFDW Background

GFDW® is bringing you the 2nd annual of Ghana Fashion & Design Week and some of the most breathtaking runway shows. Having marked the successful launch in 2012 with over 15 catwalk shows showcasing designers from around the world, 2013 is set to be even bigger and presenting you with new fashion talent around the globe!

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® remains a point of reference for innovative fashion business in Ghana, discovering and launching new designers, industry trends, international talent and careers of celebrated brands. GFDW® is the internationally recognized company responsible for the creation, production and promotion of the fashion week

Ghana Fashion & Design Week now includes over 150 press/media attendees from the most influential and respected regional, national and global publications.

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#For Immediate Release

Ghana Fashion & Design Week announces plans for 2013 Event.

Accra, 14 February 2013 – Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to announce the return of the event in the city of Accra, this October 2013, with the exact date and venue soon to be made public.
With Accra ranked 4th must visit city this 2013 by New York Times publication out of a list of 46 cities around the world, the second edition of Ghana Fashion & Design Week event promises to elevate the fashion scene in Accra to the next level of experience and development.
With the aim to promote Ghana’s fashion and tourism industry to the world, tourists visiting Ghana during the event period in October this year will have the opportunity to visit the free trade Exhibition PopUp Salon and access tickets to the catwalk shows to see the other side of Ghana -Accra come to life with an event that has a global presence during their visit to Ghana.

GFDW remarkable success following its launch in 2012 placed Ghana on the international map as an-up-and coming global contender of the fashion and creative business industry.
The event platform forms a natural extension to the development activities of the industry’s businesses, and educational Institutions in Ghana that focuses on fashion and product design, arts in communication and related programmes, boosting their presence within the country.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® has opened a new door for global interest in other areas that are professionally developing for trade and investment opportunities in Ghana.
GFDW contemporary approach to event execution and global outreach continues to offer creative practitioners, companies and entrepreneurs a valuable opportunity to connect with local and global audience including press, media and buyers, through its unique platform inclusive activities.

GFDW continues interest in creating awareness and supporting Ethical Fashion and sustainability development in Ghana through its ETHIKHA™ platform embraces social enterprise businesses and product designers with a social or environmental mission for sustainability. The platform, which is supported by EthicalFashionGhana.org and AfricanFashionGuide.com, will be creating interesting opportunities this year directly involving community experience.

Ghana Fashion & design Week is now accepting applications from Designers and Exhibitors, including Ethical fashion designers, and ethically produced lifestyle product manufacturers who wish to showcase on the runway and/or exhibit their merchandise during this grand event.
GFDW 2013 welcomes APPLICATIONS from interested participants and Models to email using the contact details below.

For Information relating to
DESIGNERS: designers@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
EXHIBITORS: exhibit@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MODELS: models@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
MAKE-UP ARTISTS, HAIRSTYLISTS, & INTERNSHIPS – email to: show@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
EMAIL: sponsor@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

TO BECOME A MEDIA PARTNER:
EMAIL:press@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

General Info: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Website: http://www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com
Official Media Blog: http://www.ghanafashionweek.wordpress.com
F: http://www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek 
T: http://www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk(#GFDW)
E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Afia Nyantakyiwaa says:

    Hi i wanted to find out what to do if am a desinger and to join.

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