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Feature: Highlights from Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(L-R): Ajepomaa Design Gallery, Emefa Cole Jewellery, Tuedor and Wright at Ghana Fashion & Design 2013

      We love getting a dose of culture and Island flare during Ghana Fashion & Design Week where the catwalks of Accra, Ghana rocked with the latest from the country’s notable designers. Here are three that we instantly fell in love with!   By: Hina P. Ansari   Tuedor and Wright...

Feature: Chat with Claudia Lumor of Ghana’s Glitz Africa Magazine

Direct from Ghana, Glitz Africa Magazine

We profile founder, Claudia Lumor on creating a magazine that serves African fashion and lifestyle. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana Glitz Africa Fashion magazine is an emerging Ghanaian fashion and lifestyle magazine that is rapidly capturing the hearts of fashion crowds in Ghana and other parts...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Fabulous #2

  Prints Galore!   Location: Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra, Ghana   Fashionistas: Fabulous x2   Breakdown: Our two beautiful ladies were spotted at a formal event in Accra. In my opinion, these two know how to mix up their neutrals and prints well. They both achieved the perfect amount of edge for their looks without losing...

Feature: Deborah Vanessa — Ghana’s Fresh Face of Style

Deborah Vanessa Owusu Bonsu walks the fashion catwalk

        This multi-faceted fashion designer/model and now music artist has her eyes on all kinds of prizes.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     In the high-paced industry of fashion, keen participation by fashion icons plays a critical role in the advancement of the industry. They not only make relevant contributions by...

Global Designer Spotlight: Mo Saique from Accra, Ghana

Mo Saique

    Life’s a promenade with these fab shoes!    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   With big-name fashion brands saturating our markets in recent times, it is often a nice breath of fresh air to come across new brands every once-in-a-while, that are capable of delivering equally stylish and quality products to their consumers....

Global Designer Spotlight: Montreal’s Coccolily

Coccolily

    One-on-one chat with Naana Tennachie Yanke designer and founder of Coccolily.    By Amanpreet Dhami Toronto, Canada   I sat down with Montreal-based designer and creator of the Coccolily fashion brand, Naana Tennachie Yankey and got to speak to her about how her recent trip to Ghana Fashion & Design Week...

Feature: Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

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...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

Great men's sandals from the Gold Coast Collection

    MSimps Collection a shining example at how creativity can fashion itself into success.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     Mabel Simpson is the founder and creative director behind the budding young brand, mSimps. A tomboy at heart growing up, Mabel took to the art scene at quite an early...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

AjePomaa Design Gallery

          The vibrancy of youth stays strong with Ghana’s AjePomaa Design Gallery.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     AjePomaa Design Gallery is a contemporary women’s apparel brand that is fast becoming a favourite in Ghanaian fashion. The brand comprises a variety of intricate designs with a youthful...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Ajepomaa

    Soft and Chic.    Fashionista: Designer, Ajepomaa Mensah.   Secret: It’s the little things. A beautifully coordinated outfit. Hints of muted colours and an over all sense of understated elegance which can’t be imitated. And if turned up loud would lose its essence.   Breakdown: Wearing her own designs, Mensah clearly loves to embrace the...

Global Designer Spotlight: Sepha Designs from Accra, Ghana

Sepha Designs

 (slideshow)   Newcomer to the fashion scene, SEphA Designs shows the beauty in African diversity.    By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   SEphA Designs is a newcomer in the Ghanaian fashion industry that uses African textiles to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African culture in clothing and...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Lovely ladies rockin' the prints

                                      Traditional Friday brings forth a dazzling array of prints!   Fashionistas: Ladies’ afternoon social!   Location: Accra, Ghana   Secret: Be. A. Woman. The feminine cuts and frock-like playfulness takes afternoon-chic to another level of elegance...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

From Accra Ghana, jewelry designer Edem Fyattah

  (slideshow) With youthful exuberence this jewellery designer takes whimsical fun to another level.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Fyattah Jewellery is a new handmade jewellery collection created from beads, metals and precious stones with young hearts in mind. The designer, Edem Fyattah, is a high school student whose passion for jewellery design drove...

Global Designer Spotlight: Accra

Trashy Beauty

 (slideshow)   Fashionably reducing their carbon foot-print, this company shows trash can be treasured. By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   Trashy Bags is a genius organization that creates fashion out of recycled plastic waste. From the heart of Accra, Ghana, Trashy Bags realizes the harm that plastic waste poses on the environment and tackles the...

Global Designer Spotlight: KIKI Clothing from Accra, Ghana

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  (slideshow)  Titi Ademola & KIKI Clothing combines stylish wear with philanthropy for Ghana.  By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana   KIKI Clothing is a Ghanaian clothing line created by creative director and fashion designer Titi Ademola.Located in shop G39a in the Accra Mall, KIKI Clothing specializes in the making of Afro-centric designs with colourful Ghanaian...