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Feature: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013


L-R: Jil Boutique; Love April; Orange Culture & Duaba Serwa

L-R: Jil Boutique; Love April; Orange Culture & Duaba Serwa

 

 

Ghana’s Spring/Summer 2013 season is a starburst of colours. 

 

 

By: Francesca Andoh

Accra, Ghana

 

The most anticipated fashion event in Ghana kicked off on Friday, October 5th at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra. Regarded as the most high-rated and being the very first of its kind, this event sparked worldwide interest and attracted designers, exhibitors and press from far and wide to the Movenpick Hotel.

 

Sponsored by Blackberry, Moet & Chandon and proudly supported by Vogue Italia, the Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) showcased stellar designs from rising stars in both Africa and worldwide fashion. Here are a few highlights from the shows.

 

So many designers caught our attention that we have split this report into two separate stories. So here is Part One:
LOVE APRIL


The SS2013 collections were opened with a show from Love April (Ghana) on the first day. This designer demonstrated a bit of edge with a delightful mix of African prints, high-rise slits and very sheer garments.

 

Love April

Love April

 

Love April

Love April

 

Love April

Love April

 

Love April

Love April

 

 

DUABA SERWA


Duaba Serwa (Ghana) showcased an excellent collection that brilliantly mixed patterns, colours and clean cuts. This show was dominated by bustier-like dresses and sheer fabrics as well designed to reveal lots of cleavage.

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

Duaba Serwa

Duaba Serwa

 

 

 

ORANGE CULTURE


Staying true to its name, the vibrant collection of Orange Culture (Nigeria) channelled neon-bright prints and fabrics to tailor fresh, youthful designs for both men and women.

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

Orange Culture

Orange Culture

 

 

 

 

JIL BOUTIQUE


Jil Boutique (Ghana) closed the shows on Day One with beautiful collection of dresses made from colourful African prints.

 

Jil Boutique

Jil Boutique

 

Jil Boutique

Jil Boutique

 

Jil Boutique

Jil Boutique

 

Jil Boutique

Jil Boutique

 

 

 

Other designers who showed their collections on the first day included: Rebekah Opuni (UK), Kachi Designs (USA), Sarah Duah (Germany), Konfidence (Ghana) and Maria Mia (Spain).

 

 

Photography courtesy of www.hautefashionafrica.com 

 

 

*Francesca is an art loving, styling obsessed, fashion lover who roams the streets of Ghana always looking for the next fashionable inspiration. Check out her thoughts at www.francescaandoh.blogspot.com 

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One Response to Feature: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

  1. kelvin fosu says:

    Nice work,splendid.i would love to know the importance of fashion in ghana

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