Africa’s next fashion city

The 2016 edition of the Accra Fashion Week (AFW) will hold between 6 and 9 October. With an impressive line-up of fashion designers from within and outside the continent ready to showcase at the event, the AFW will hopefully live up to its billing as ‘the biggest wave set to hit the fashion industry’. Some of the designers showcasing at the event are Mo Creations, Face To Faith, Reve Couture, Josefa Da Silva, Afrikanus, Sabaetu, Imepa Designed and Afromod Trends.

“This event is bringing light to African designers and their clothing like never before where audience can’t look anywhere else but the clothes,” Secretary of AFW, Rita Nyarku, said in a press statement.

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At the event, Over 60 models will be walking the runway in the hottest attires made by designers from Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, South Africa, Nigeria, Netherlands, UK, and the US.

Gowns by Gabonese fashion label, Imepa Designed. Photo: accrafashionweek.org
Gowns by Gabonese fashion label, Imepa Designed, showcasing at the Accra Fashion Week. Photo: accrafashionweek.org

From Batik to Boutique

The theme of the 2016 show is ‘Batik to Boutique’. Explaining the choice of theme, a statement on the event website noted: “The purpose is to ensure our boutiques and fashion stores begin to stock clothes by our own Ghanaian fashion brands, as well as our designers support our home made batiks.”

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Programme for the 2016 AFW include runway shows and seminars for designers on the business of mass production in the run up to promotions. The event will also provide designers with information on product placing within Ghana and links to over 1,500 boutiques and over 90 distribution chains across the continent.

Accra Fashion Week is organised by FashionGHANA.com, an online platform for fashion news in and outside Ghana.

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