Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week, from 25th -28th October, 2017 at Eko Atlantic will galvanize the entire African continent to be the global locus for creativity and commerce from Lagos, Nigeria as it returns for its 7th edition with Heineken as the headline sponsor.
Connecting with over 20 million Pan-African insiders, tents will open to Runway Shows, Fashion Business Series, Fashion Focus Talks, and the #HLFDW After Party. This year’s events will feature an exciting four-day line up. Themed “Africa: Shaping Fashion’s Future”, #HLFDW2017 will welcome various talents from across Africa. Continue Reading
Well, all that sartorial magic has to come from somewhere, right? Leave it to fashion designers to cash in on all this creative goodness and produce something stunning. How blessed we are to live in a world with such creative geniuses. From lifting ideas on paper to producing glamorous designs, here are the AuntieOboshie top seven designers from the 2017 GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK which ended yesterday at the plush Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City. Continue Reading
"African Fashion is Rising" a true definition of Day 2 Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017, from streets shows to street style, to fashion seminars, to presentations to amazing runway shows. Day 2 of 2017 Glitz Africa Fashion Week was nothing short of complete fashion.
Day 2 begun with a fashion seminar, on the topic "TURNING YOUR PASSION INTO A GLOBAL BRAND" with Ohimai Atafo (Bespoke Menswear tailor, fashion Designer and creative director, Nigeria), Comfort Avunze Sakoma (Business Development Strategist, Nigeria), Rachel Young (Production Expert, New York) and Dzigbordi K. Dosoo (renowned female entrepreneur, Life coach, and speaker) as speakers and Makeba Boateng (PR Expert, CEO of Fashion Forum Africa) as the Moderator.
There was also a graduate fashion show from emerging designers: Nina Lavoe, Moses Ackon, Alexandra Tomiyama, Edwin Sowah, Chloe Asaam, and Dorcas Kpogoh. A presentation from Nigeria's womenswear brand TIFANY AMBER CULTURE "INTIMATE" spring/summer collection.
Ghanaian Womenswear brand AWOVI GH, Ghanaian Menswear brand ABRANTIE THE GENTLEMAN, Nigerian Menswear brand BOSI & CHARLES, Nigerian Menswear brand KAMSI TCHARLES, and Nigerian womenswear brand ABOUT THAT CURVY LIFE were the designers that showcased on the runway.
The event is aimed to bring together both established and upcoming designers in Ghana and across the African continent on one platform to showcase their designs to an international audience.
This year's Glitz Africa Fashion Week is produced by LDJ productions, organizers of New York Fashion Week.
Pictures from the Seminar.
Here are highlight from 2017 Glitz Africa Fashion Week Day 1 (#GAFW17). The runway witnessed designs from Fashion brand QUOPHI AKOTUAH, NALLEM COLTHING, MADLYN MODE, SANTE TRENDS, YALE WOODY, YHEBE DESIGNS, MONSIEUR BARROS, JANTS COLLECTION and JUMP ON GLITZ designers.
There were perfromances from Ghanaian songstress Irene Logan and rapper, singer Stylin. Young female designer MEL ARTHUR LISA won JUMP ON GLITZ competition.
Day two promises to be exciting, with presentation from Ghanaian fashion brand Christie Brown, Tiffany Amber Culture and runway showcase from Ghanaian Menswear Brand Abrantie The Gentleman, South African Designer David Tlale and many amazing designers. The event is aimed to bring together both established and upcoming designers in Ghana and across the African continent on one platform to showcase their designs to an international audience.
This year's Glitz Africa Fashion Week is produced by LDJ productions, organizers of New York Fashion Week.
Check out the Photos from the Runway.
The annual Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 has just been launched with a Street Fashion show at the Oxford Street Mall at Osu. The launch which saw models strutting in the middle of the streets in outfits designed by this year's showcase designers.
Runway shows will begin from tomorrow with designers like Madlyn Mode, Quophi Akotuah, Jump on Glitz, Nadrey Laurent, Nallem Clothing and many others from 5pm at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra. This year’s event promises more glitz and glamour.
This event is aimed to bring together both established and upcoming designers in Ghana and across the African continent on one platform to showcase their designs to an international audience
Checkout the photos from the Street Fashion Show Continue Reading
Fashion week is here, so as Streestyle and some of fashion's most anticipated collections will be unveiled. Personally, I’m bored with a lot of what’s happening in fashion, so I’ve been gravitating more towards the Street Style fashion where innovation is a constant.
Aside from the catwalks though, street style is still an ever-growing phenomenon and a crucial part of fashion week. In many ways, it shows the world what the host city has to offer while demonstrating the creative flair of its people. It has become just as major as the runway themselves because, at a fashion show you will find people who enjoy dressing up.
From good old high-street to high-end chic, and from modern trends to vintage pieces; street style takes pride in producing the finest images and showing what it means to be a participant of the 21st Century fashion scene. It is often an eclectic mix of the bold, the beautiful....and the brave. Yes, that does mean some crazy styles along the way, but hey, Accra embrace the weirdly wonderful. After all, its what makes this City oh-so unique. The most important thing street style aims to achieve however is to prove that fashion is all about individuality. After-all there really is no limits with style!
Street Style is a more defined sense of your personal style.“Never be afraid to try something new, and never lose sight of yourself. Style is fun and is always changing,”
Check out these DIY Street Style Inspirational looks.
Nadrey Laurent, Accra based fashion brand is set to showcase its spring 2018 Collection at the upcoming Kampala Fashion Week 2017.
The fashion week will take place from the 28th-30th September 2017 at the Kampala Forest Resort in Muyenga, Kampala-Uganda.
Nadrey Laurent takes pride in offering well-crafted high-end quality garments with an ethnic inspiration that convey elegance, luxury and class.
Marie KIPRE, Creative Director for the brand has expressed her excitement at the opportunity to showcase at this year’s Kampala Fashion Week stating that “This is good for our brand as it is a way to strategically position Nadrey Laurent throughout Africa taking one city at a time”.
She added “While we have been stocking at Bold Kampala Store for a while now, we thought it will also be the best platform to officially launch the brand in Uganda while creating its awareness and accessibility for our clients living within that part of the continent”.
Mrs KIPRE reiterated Nadrey Laurent’s vision to become a relevant global luxury fashion brand renowned for its unique and striking designs and looks forward to sharing the stage with some great designers to once again tell the story of Africa whiling showcasing our creativity in fashion.
Nadrey Laurent will also be showcasing at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017 scheduled to take place at the Kempinski Hotel from 5th-8th October 2017.
The 25th edition of the popular Miss Ghana U.K. is set to take place this Saturday, September 30th at the Gaumont Palace, in London.
The event which is aimed at celebrating the richness of the Ghanaian culture and its beautiful women has 16 final contestants battling for one crown. The theme for the 25th edition is, “The Silver Jubilee Edition”. Miss Ghana UK is the official search for the most (with intellect) young lady of Ghanaian descent across the United Kingdom.
Meet the contestants below:
Sveta Nana -Ama Ankomah (Tribe- Fante)
Sheryl - Ann Akosua Ohene- Odame (Tribe- Ashanti)
Suzanne Araba Rachel Diamond (Tribe: Fante)
Abigail Nkrumah Nsuapim (Tribe: Ashanti)
Amanda Nana Nyarko Abronoma Owusu (Tribe: Ashanti)
Eyram Eiko Afua Ahorsu (Tribe: Ewe & Ga)
Francyn Amuah - Fuster (Tribe: Fante)
Gail Charlotte Araba Nkrumah Hammond (Tribe: Fante)
Esther Henewaah Arthur (Tribe: Ashanti)
Maame Abena Atta Serwaa Brobbey (Tribe: Ashanti & Bono)
Janet Mamme Adjoa Osei- Berchie (Tribe: Ashanti)
Karen Maame Yaa Obeng- Asamoah (Fante/ Ashanti)
Naatalie Ohema Akosua- Anokyewaa Wireko ( Tribe: Ashanti & Brong Ahafo)
Priscilla Akosua Boatemaa Owusu ( Tribe: Ashanti)
Rachel Osei -Tutu (Tribe: Ashanti)
Sabina Lawabea Awuni ( Tribe: Northerner-Frafra)
The Fifth edition of Glitz Africa Fashion Week is coming your way soon! From 5th to 8th October, 2017, Glitz Africa together with LDJ productions, organisers of New York Fashion Week will bring you the best fashion runway event to ever hit Ghana.
Designers from Ghana and across the continent will gather to showcase their creative designs to fashion lovers and enthusiasts at the plush Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra. Duaba Serwaa, Christie Brown, Abranite The Gentleman, AttoTetteh and many Ghanaian designers will be showcasing this year.
There will also be seminars and VIP cocktail parties. Don't miss it.
The Voice Nigeria 2017 came to an end yesterday with an incredible show announcing #TeamTimi‘s Idyl winner. However, he wasn’t the only one winning!
The Beautiful Media personality Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun who has been the host of the show was a sight for sore eyes last night.
She gave us real Hollywood vibes in not one but two glamorous dresses designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee.
For the first part of the night, Stephanie dazzled in a silver encrusted mono sleeve dress with a tiny fitting band. The flowing dress perfectly complemented her easy makeup and pulled back hair.
Her second look was a showstopper! She showed skin in a breathtaking red dress with a sultry thigh-high slit. Pairing glittering silver earrings to flatter the strapless top of the dress.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun
Fashion Forum Ghana’s Last Fashion Talk this year happens on Thursday 14th December 2017 at the British Council in Accra. A good number of industry experts will discuss issues such as the Importance of Cloth, Clothing and Textiles to revolutionize our garment and textiles industry towards industrialization.
It has been almost a week since our representative at the Miss Universe 2017 competition, Ruth Quashie arrived in Las Vegas, ahead of the crowning on November 26th. Ruth Quashie has settled in and as expected, has been sharing photos of her daily activities on Instagram, and we must say she is killing it especially in […]
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