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PRESS RELEASE: Accra Fashion Week CR20 Suspended Due To Covid 19 Outbreak

FashionGHANA.com confirms that the Chilly Rainy edition of Accra Fashion Week 2020 set for March 26th-30th, will be canceled. All expected runway activities and participating designers will be postponed until October 1st-5th, 2020 where we can promise an even more explosive show.

The reasons being is due to the Corona Virus epidemic. Although we are fully aware that Ghana at the moment is safe from the Corona Virus, we do not believe now will not be the best time to execute the event that hosts such a large attendance of international guests. Accra Fashion Week today stands as a grand key event in tourism for Ghana, with over a 100 foreign participants including guests from all over the world consistently in attendance.

The event, at times hosting upto 30 countries on the runway in Ghana, something that isn’t been done anywhere else. This year we were scheduled to host 16 foreign countries on the runway. Unfortunately 6 have pulled out due to uncontrollable circumstances in their home country, and a good number of the remaining designers from abroad are in fear to travel.

As Africa’s most popular fashion event, we believe it is our role to take full responsibility in consideration of our participants, guests and the nation as a whole to embrace safety first. It will be of much regret to FashionGHANA.com and a damaging cause to the Accra Fashion Week brand if the event is to play any role in the contribution towards the spread of the Corona Virus, especially in Accra, Ghana. The decision was concluded after much discussions with the remaining participating designers, of which all decided postponing the showcase to October was preferable.

With the exclusion of the major runway shows that includes both the local and foreign designers, FashionGHANA.com will still host a fashion get-together scheduled on the Saturday 28th of March 2020. Details will soon be published on the website schedule page. We are gratefully sorry for any inconvenience cause to any of our audience and followers, especially foreign guests whom have already booked flights and hope the wait will be worth while. And most of all we would like to thank our sponsors Kimimi, Hyundai, Pulse, 2nd Image and Confidence Models for their understanding and patience.

FUNDIVAS EXCLUSIVE (NIGERIA)


CEO: Olufunke Rotimi Ayodele



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FUNDIVAS EXCLUSIVE (NIGERIA) | Biography


Olufunke Rotimi Ayodele is a Nigerian self taught fashion designer with insatiable passion for fashion. She began fashion designing in 2001 and has gained notoriety for her energy, zeal and colorful designs that birthed her label ‘Funkdivas Exclusive(FDE)’.

Funkdivas exclusive launched officially in March 2019 and has since grown to be one of the few Nigerian fashion brands dedicated to creating a fashion legacy with astonishing designs for sophisticated women. A brand aimed at creatively understanding the taste and preferences of its clients whilst surpassing their expectations.

Olufunke schooled at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State and the Lagos State University, Nigeria.

As Olufunke continues to build relationships with her clients and the media, the fashion world awaits her innovative designs with anticipation.



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Impari Moda (Germany)


CEO: Jana Heinem



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Impari Moda (Germany) | Biography




Our label "Impari" means Unequal. We are a sustainable Fashion brand in Berlin and our store opened in April 2019.

All of the designs are created by Jana Heinemann. She is influenced by the Berlin Afro scenes, the city in general and various Residency abroad. IMPARI mixes African and European prints. We want to combine African colours, prints and traditions with the cuts and flexibility of European fashion. Every piece has his own mix. The fashion of Impari is comfortable, colorful and uneven. The “Wealth” collection is intended to describe the diversity in our society. Unequal also means diversity and abundance.

In our society there is often a very divisive picture of the different cultures, and unfortunately we still live in the cultural structures of the past. With this collection Impari wants to show that we can benefit and learn from each other and grow together. Our future is the blending and merging of diverse cultures.

The different cultures are the greatest wealth in our society because we can all only exist with one another and not against each other. Through diversity, let us become richer in acceptance, be more aware of the different cultures in our society and share more with one another. IMPARI is creating a style – instead of being and wearing what others expect you to wear, wear what you feel most comfortable and can identify with.


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CEO: Naomi Coppedge



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Red Cotton was founded about 10 years ago by designer Naa Kwarley Sikanartey , joined by CEO Naomi Coppedge in 2018 to enhance the development of the brand’s global reach. The company has evolved into a fashion home for women looking for beautifully made contemporary African print clothes with superb customer service.

Designs from Red Cotton are contemporary with a focus on the heritage of the African print and the Ghanaian women’s sense of style, making the clothes perfect for the busy modern woman. Styles are available for work, play and special occasions in every colour including black, blue and white prints. Red Cotton has select designs for men and children and plan to expand in those areas as well.

Top notch customer service is our hallmark with a goal to provide each and every customer the boutique experience at all times. Red Cotton designs are available worldwide through our website with expedited shipping and locally at our stores at Spintex, East Legon, Labone. Also located in East Legon is our specialty store Black and White.


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A New Era Of Luxury Fashion Is Emerging, It’s Ethical, It’s Principled & It’s African!

Many African designers try to find refuge in imitating the concept of luxury fashion as per what they witness by the major fashion brands following the simple rules such as large social media following, being featured in Vogue and publishing images of luxury style influencers wearing their garments on their status.

This is all essential to creating a particular image of which might get you some sort of respect in certain sectors of the industry, but it is a total miss of the goal post for African fashion, designers and creatives.

In the west, defining your status of luxury depends on which fashion brand you are wearing. To be more specific, which item of the latest collection of the luxury brand you are wearing. In all honesty some ladies are rocking a gucci bags from their 10 year old runway collection thinking they are instyle because it’s simply gucci.

However, there is a new age and it has nothing to do with the said brand names. In fact the said brand names we have long heard of in Vogue doesn’t matter here in Africa. What matters is really what it boils down to, and that’s how luxurious your outfit actually looks. But even more so, there is also a growing aesthetic and authenticity about African fashion that defines it’s class and it can’t be duplicated.

Some brands are already really defining the concept of luxury when it comes to Africa. Ignore that basic lack of creativity we saw on the Dior Cruise, the real creative end of African fashion and African prints is far ahead, and below are some samples of the new age of Luxury African fashion soon to find it’s core identity.

Just like Afrobeat music, the only noticeable identity it maintain is the fact that it is African. You can not point out it’s uniqueness in the sound of the beats, because that various from RnB dancehall and it is almost exactly the same sound. You can not trace it by the content of the music because that is very much the same to all pop songs out there, and neither can you trace it simply down to the accents, but when you hear Afrobeat African music you know it just is.

And this is the uniqueness of African fashion, it isn’t African because it is print, or because it has cowry shells in it, it is African because the whole composure and essence is bared in the roots of the creator. And therefore defining the luxury aspect of it. Our luxury fashion is accumulated from royals, traditions, modern designs shaped by our day to day lives and couture. Dior will need to hire more than a few designers to emulate this.

Africa needs to take hold of it’s identity and trends, and home grown events and magazines is what makes this a reality. By hailing mainstream brands that are heavily rooted in racism is to give the key to players outside of the entity of which African fashion was born in.

Dates Set For Accra Fashion Week Chilly Rainy 2020; Become A Part Of Our Community.

Accra Fashion Week Chilly Rainy 2020 will commence from the 25th-30th of March 2020 in four different locations to be announced from mid January. A confirmed set of designers are set to exhibit from over 8 countries to date and more in the near future. Registration for designers and exhibitors are now opened and will close by mid january.

The theme of the event is title ‘Africa International’ as the aesthetic is to create a forward balance and grooming of our participants on how to strike a balance between marketing towards the Ghanaian market all whilst achieving a global international appeal ready to set long lasting and uniformed trends.

The event is set to be our biggest yet with essential industrial participants from across the globe, including speakers, designers, buyers and more. Our team (behind Accra Fashion Week) will be taking a more intimate approach with our followers and readers and bringing more updates to the website where we will interact with yourselves presenting a host of runway trends and products in which you will be able to see on the runway and buy directly from here depending on our relationship with the designers.

The objective is to build an online fashion community with the hopes of developing into a mini industry. All of which we will start and begin working on prior to the show. With that said we would kindly ask you to start by subscribing to our mailing list if you haven’t as well as clicking on the bell below and get ready for a fantastic fashion experience ahead of March 2020.

Angola’s Leading Designer Soraya Da Piedade Closes Her Show With Songstress Eazzy

Leading designer amongst the portuguese speaking world of Africa touches down in Accra to experience the glitz and glamour of Ghana’s very own NIVEA Accra Fashion Week. The designer closed the show on Saturday amongst many other magnificent brands like Clatural, Afre Anko, Lauren Haute Couture, Catherine L and more.




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Afre Anko’s Summer Harmattan Sheath Skirts Are Every Style Influencer’s Desire

Afre Anko made a big splash on the runway dropping a whole new set of beautiful trendy a-line skirts. Making clothes for the sophisticated and elegant, Afre Anko has never swayed away from this concept. Her outfits might not be the jaw dropping avant garde runway outfits, but definitely the type to make you wish you left the event with them.




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Otiz Seflo (South Africa) @ Accra Fashion Week 2019 Summer/Harmattan

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Adeziwa Vade (Ghana) @ Accra Fashion Week 2019 Summer/Harmattan

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