by Karine Laudort-Idonije
This year’s Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is set to take place from 24 – 26 October, 2014 at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra Ghana.
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-Pup 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.
The event will be held in partnership with Luxury fashion publication and globally renowned media company Vogue Italia and Ghanaian cosmetic Make-up brand – SO Aesthetic created by Sacha Okoh.
Other partners include 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.
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.