fG Futcha 2017: Young Designers


Ama Afaribea Obese

Afaribea is a fashion and lifestyle blog and shop owned by Ama Afaribea Obese, a young afro centric Ghanaian Blogger and upcoming designer. It has been around only for over a year yet has caught the attention and admiration of real fashion lovers both home and abroad. It started as a fashion lover’s attempt to share her style with the world and grew in scope as people bought into the idea. Afaribea has been leading a campaign for a light tweed woven smock top called “koowa” for some time now.  It is further stretching the limits of this campaign that the brand id participating in the AFWK 2017.


Figs Fashion

Innocent Gbeho Sosu

Figsfashion is a manufacturer of clothing line targeted at male and female from young adults to the aged. The company objectives is to work in a creative environment were talent, imaginations and all round sense of fashion design coupled with “hand-on” made -to order, sales and management experience can be applied to foster product development.
We expertise in fabric sourcing and selection, colour story creation, ladies and men’s wear, cost management, production efficiency, and pattern work


Sady Wear House

Sadika Boateng

Sady Wear House is a fashion house set up with the intended purpose of making fashionable apparel that is of good quality, available and affordable to our clients at the right price and right time.
The company was incorporated in Ghana on 2 nd November,2011 and commenced business on 1st April 2016.


To make garments available to our clients using indigenous fabrics while ensuring client safety,
comfort and style for the benefit of humankind.

To become the preferred fashion house for safe, stylish and comfortable apparel for this
generation and generations yet unborn in the world of fashion.
Our core values are fellowship, honesty and integrity.

Ida Awuni

Ida Awuni

Ida Awuni is a tertiary graduate in accountancy who developed her childhood interest in fashion into a business under the brand name IDA.
As a child Ida would sketch clothes as a way of experimenting with her own ideas of how popular styles ought to look. She developed a strong sense of her own style overtime, and continued to apply this style sense to popular fashion trends throughout her teens and into adulthood.
She started IDA ARTISANS in 2016 when she began wearing her own SMOCK FABRIC designs popularly known as FUGU, and found a thriving demand for it among her friends.
“I was inspired to use fashion to project my culture and people, and to add a different touch and style to the smock fabric designs, popularly knows as Fugu or Batakari”, she says. Her style projects the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the people of the Upper East Region of Ghana, where she hails from and their values: courage, hardwork and ambition. The distinct visual style of Ida’s creations are made from luxury Artisan produced materials, using age-old traditional methods of production. Among her chief influences she says, “my work is influenced by the rich colour and aesthetic of the people of Northern Ghana and in later years, fashion houses like Nallem and Christie Brown”.
In the next five years, Ida hopes to build Ida Artisans into an internationally recognised brand, that is popular on international fashion runways and is featured on the covers of fashion magazines like Vogue and Glamour.

Capi Bee

Captoria Afia Mansah Boamah

I have had a passion for fashion and design as long as I can remember. I studied apparel product development at Iowa State University. I am passionate about creating a fusion between African and Western styles using eco friendly textiles, that are both luxurious and innovative.

Kiburi Shauku

Khalilah Lavine

Khalilah Lavine, also known as Khalilah Kay hail from New Iberia, La. She’s the CEO of Kiburi Shauku. She’s a small town girl with big dreams to become an international success story for her small town.

Khalilah attended International Academy of Design and Technology-Tampa where she acquired an Associate of Science in Fashion Design and Marketing in 2010. Prior to attending fashion school she learned how to sew and make patterns from her grandmother’s at 10 years old. Since graduating she’s been assistant to the designer for RF Textiles and Imperial Design Group.

Khalilah’s a fashionista, visionary, and artist. Fashion is her passion and her love for fashion exudes when she talk about all things fashion. With both her education and experience to her African inspired modern designs; her design esthetics are a wide variety. She possesses an ever-evolving design esthetic that includes influences from many decades, authentic African fabrics and the uniqueness of her fashionista personality. Khalilah love using authentic African wax fabric for her collections that she’s showing on the runways. She’s a different type of designer. New age modern with a twist of Africa is what Khalilah like to call it.

Khalilah focus on plus size/curvy clothing, but can design for women, men, and children of all sizes. She also design custom clothes from formal wear to urban wear. She’s going to be the breakout designer to do something new with fashion that no American designer have ever done or thought of. Khalilah is Fashion! She is “Khalilah Kay the Fashion Designer”