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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...

Global Designer Spotlight: 54 Kingdoms — From Ghana To The Globe

54 Kingdoms an online fashion destination celebrating the African style sensibility.

      Kingdom Come: Fashion Storytelling   By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   In 1948, over 500 Jamaican and Barbadian men boarded the Empire Windrush, leaving the sunny shores of their Caribbean islands for an uncertain future in Britain.   They landed at Tilbury docks in London, and would be...

Feature: Africa Showcase at Altaroma, Rome Fashion Week S/S 14

L-R: Christie Brown, Kiki Clothing, Stella Jean & Portenier Roth

      Cultural Couture.    By: Hina P. Ansari   Rome Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, presented the Africa Showcase. Various designers from the Caribbean as well as local designers who hold Island roots,  ignited the ramps of Rome with their sizzling collections.     Stella Jean   Former-model-turned-designer, Stella James celebrates her...

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...

On the streets of…Accra, Ghana

Afua and Andrea at Ghana Fashion & Design Week

    A Tale of Two Styles    Fashionista #1: Afua   Location: At Ghana Fashion & Design Week in Accra, Ghana   Secret: Don’t be afraid to mix it up. Of course the natural inclination when wearing such a showstopping skirt is to keep it simple up top. However if done right (as you see here),...

Video Feature:Glitz Fashion Africa/Ghana Fashion Week/ Spring/Summer 2012

Glitz Fashion Africa

 

Glitz Africa Fashion Week Day 1/Ghana Fashion Week, Spring/Summer 2012 Video Courtesy of FashionsistaGH

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Feature: Part 2 of Ghana Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013

L-R: Brigitte Merki; Mimi Lee London & Christie Brown

     Here’s part two of designers that made us swoon.   By: Francesca Andoh Accra, Ghana     Ghana Fashion & Design Week for Spring/Summer 2013 collections had so many cool designers that we couldn’t’ fit it all in one story. So here’s the rest of our list of designers that we love!  ...

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...