For Immediate Release#
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.
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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