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Saturday, 22 April 2017

FACE OF ACCRA FASHION WEEK 2017 MODEL COMPETITION; DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Face of Accra Fashion Week is back following the victory of fashion model Grace Quaye who walked away with 3000ghs last year. Grace is set front the advertisement and promotional campaign for Accra Fashion Week 2017, and is also scheduled to open and close the main shows this year.

Now the search is on for the Face Of Accra Fashion Week 2017. As the Accra Fashion Week brand grows, so will the treats and rewards of the winner, and this year with a promising number of companies on board, our lucky winner might not only be the face of Accra Fashion Weeks, but also a number of brands.

AFWk LTD in partnership with FashionGHANA.com and Confidence Models have come together to bring a competition that will see Ghana’s most beautiful fashion model leave with 3000ghs worth of prizes, a 3 year contract with Ghana’s best fashion agency Confidence Models.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Photo : MzVee Snubbed For Wearing African Print?

Eurostar are in for some controversy as people begin to scrutinise their recent list of best dressed female celebs at the VGMA’s.

Mzvee caught people’s eyes on the night with her beautiful yet simple kente garment, yet the ‘Daavi’ hitmaker was nowhere to be found when the Eurostar fashion review team drew up their much hyped list after the show.

The four famed ‘power rangers’, and other ladies such as Amanda Jissih and Benedicta Gafah made the final list, but not Mzvee and her indigenous attire.

The question has been lighting up social media and rapper Okyeame Kwame is now asking the same question. In a post on social media Saturday, the ‘rap doctor’ wondered:

I humbly want to ask Eurostar why MzVee is missing in their list of “10 Best Dressed Female Celebs At VGMA” this year? Is it because she was cladded in a traditional, African wear? Is this not classy enough to earn her a spot?”

Many commenters indicate they agree with OK’s sentiments, asking the same question over whether the newly crowned ‘Daavi’ was snubbed due to her decision to go local.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Various African Designers Set To Celebrate Ghana At 60 At Accra Fashion Week With Massive Fashion Festival

Accra Fashion Week 2017 is already set for 3-8th October, and this year, the organizers promise it's even going to be bigger than last years which saw the participation of 14 countries and even more foreign visitors to the country.

The 2016 event pushed tremendous barriers and was the first of it's kind to hold 3 full days worth of fashion activities from early afternoon to late night. This year will see participation from even more countries in addition to the previous, this time including Kenya, Belgium, Niger, France, Botswana and possibly more before the close of the designer registration in mid August.

Some of the new brands include Magushi Doll from Zambia, Zizi Africa from Kenya, The Jireh Couture from Belgium, Alia Bare from Niger, Nacho Designs by Chuks from Nigeria, and possibly the first ever Botswana designer to showcase in Ghana, Thabi D. They will showcase alongside previous designers that wowed last year such as Mark Johnson from UK, Jants Collection, Bri Wireduah, Afre Anko and much more from Ghana.

Friday, 24 March 2017

What To Expect From Afro Mod Trends Show At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017

CEO of AfroMod Trends Ami Yomekpe was joined by Victoria Michaels on her journey to South Africa to Showcase at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017. 

The Ghanaian brand that is currently topping the headlines recently upgraded and refurbished her shop in a new location in Oxford Street, Ghana.

AfroMod is a contemporary,  contemporary, Ghanaian women's wear brand featuring ready-to-wear afro-fusion outfits and luxury bespoke garments.

The young Ghanaian fashion entrepreneur is set to shock audiences at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017 with her A/W collection 'The African Gatsby'.

According to the brand "The collection represents the imagination of an African Gatsby party full of luxury, glamor and splendor set in the 1920’s but with a modern African twist. The 1920s was a time of great changes in the world of fashion for women. There was an introduction of new styles, designers, and perspectives.

With this new feeling of power, fashion became a high priority of the majority of women during the time. This era redefined womanhood and, in appearance at least, bridged the gap between rich and middle class women."

Her vision with this collection is to showcase a glamorous African woman in luxurious afro-fusion garments inspired by the Great Gatsby. With African inspired fabrics from Printex Limited, this collection shows the beauty of the feminine form with details to project its luxurious feel.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Mo-T Joins Jarred Doyle Consulting (JDC)

Jarred Doyle Consulting (JDC) is proud to announce the signing of MiCasa band member, Moshe Kgasoane. JDC will asssit Moshe Kgasoane with his public and brand relations activity. More commonly knows as MO-T, Moshe started in the popular South Africa group; MiCasa.

The band met in 2010 as has been making major strides in the music industry since conception. Mo-T was born and raised in Alexanander township in Johannesburg.

His late father,  Samson Kgasoane and Mr. Lehlara Banza Samson inspired him to get into the music industry. His instrument of choice being the Trumpet. Mo-T has been of the road to success ever since.

"I love the energy and thought JDC brings to projects and clients. the company is really Top Class and Jarred has worked with the best in the business and not in the business. He understands what a client needs and gets it done" says Mo-T on his new relationship

"I'm excited to work with aa remarkable talent such as MO-T and grateful for the opportunity.", Jarred Doyle, Director of JDC

Monday, 23 January 2017

Riky Rick’s Fashion Style Captures Attention Of New York Times Fashion

Mabala Noise, Mutli-award winning South African hip hop artist, Riky Rick, captured the attention of world renowned New York Times Fashion yesterday whilst attending the prestigious Paris Fashion Week.

The image of Riky Rick featured on The New York Times Fashion social media platforms was taken by acclaimed photographer Acielle who is one of the biggest street style photography names worldwide. She contributes photography for Vogue.Com and The New York Times.

Acielle’s award winning photography appears in the pages of VOGUE, The New York Times, Vogue Paris, British Vogue, Wall Street Journal, GQ, Financial Times, Glamour US, Glamour UK, Harper’s Bazaar US, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Elle Japan, WhoWhatWear, Grazia Germany, InStyle Germany, Net-A-Porter, Harvey Nichols, Farfetch, Moda Operandi, the list goes on. Top level fashion editors praise the Belgium Acielle for her editorial level street style photography.

It’s no surprise that Riky Rick’s bold, eclectic style aesthetic has been noticed by renowned international platforms. Over the past year Riky Rick has proven to be a style icon locally being the center of many fashion discussions and winning a coveted SA Style Award for being SA's “Most Stylish Performing Artist In Music.”

Accra Fashion Week 2017 Scheduled For 3-8th October; Designer Registration Now Open

Accra Fashion Week 2017 is scheduled for the 3-8th October 2017 as announced by the organizers, and it just opened up registration for designers, buyer, media and more. The venue is still yet to be confirmed as they are yet to decide which offer will work best for the international event set to take place in Accra, Ghana.

This year's fashion extravaganza is dubbed 'The Buyers Opportunity'. This is based on the ethos that Ghanaians and African designers as a whole need to take the approach of realizing their brand's worth, and applying it to their business and showcasing it as such on the day of their AFWk show. And in the direction fashion is moving in today, it is more of an opportunity for the local boutiques and international buyers to engage in business with African designers.

"The only difference between western brands and ours is no longer the quality, it's simply just the branding, and this year we will see that level up, so its really an opportunity for the stores to start looking to Africa" stated Nana Tamakloe "By the end of 2017 you will really be a disgrace as a boutique owner if you are not stocking African fashion brands, especially if you are based in Africa. It's no more about prints, or headwraps, that's nice. But the question is what African brand is it. That's what matters."