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NEW TALENT SPOT™ – a GFDW initiative


Ghana Fashion & Design Week®, is pleased to welcome to its NEW TALENT SPOT™ initiative space for 3 budding new graduate talents; Julia Shika Odamtten (Womenswear), Radiant Jackson (Menswear) and Michael Kofi Owusu (Menswear), from Radford University College (RUC) in Ghana. Selected for their outstanding effort in creative fashion design discipline, they have completed their Bachelor of Arts Degree education this year at Radford University College.

The anticipated GFDW 2015 event to be held at the Kempinski Hotel Accra, 23 – 25 OCT, will feature the selected graduates, alongside 2014 elected Graduate Designer Afuagfdw_newtalent_afua_biney_intro Biney, who is currently in development at the space to advance their business development in the industry as they set off to becoming new creative entrepreneurs, fully supported by GFDW under its New Talent Spot™ (NTS) initiative space.

The graduates who have been under the carefully managed and capable hands of Mrs. Yvonne Ntiamoah, HOD of the Fashion Design Dept. during their time at RUC, expressed their excitement to be granted the unique opportunity for business development support at the NTS initiative space.

yvonne ntiamoahYvonne Ntiamoah says “ It is truly uplifting to see a new wave of creative talents graduating with the right skills to propel them further in their chosen career, and indeed very exciting to see that all efforts made are gradually yielding fruitful results, as we continue to move forward in creating the next generation of industry savvy fashion designers, equipped with the right knowledge of fashion as a business that can lead to a successful and fulfilling career in Ghana and Africa if approached and guided well”

Whilst Yvonne statements echoes the vision and mission at the New Talent Spot™ initiative space, GFDW also congratulates Papa Oppong, who is amongst the recent fashion graduates at RUC this year, whose creative talent was nurtured under Yvonne Ntiamoah at RUC, earning him the opportunity to be selected to join Macy’s fashion incubator in the USA for an external industry experience beyond Ghana.

GFDW 2015  event is supported by its renowned Sponsors and Media Partners including; Mercedes-Benz, Silver Star Auto Ltd. Ghana, Vogue Italia, Fashion One TV (USA) B&FT Newspaper (Ghana), ABN TV (UK), SPICE TV (Nigeria), AB2020 (UK), Neighbourhood Gong (Ghana), HauTe Fashion Africa (Online) FashionMag.com (Global Online), Business Day Ghana Newspaper, PulseGh, Time Out Accra and Raine Magazine (USA).

Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2015 is here!


Ghana Fashion & Design Week, the annual international event providing local Ghanaian designers as well those from the Diaspora and other international designers the opportunity to showcase their design on a global platform is back this year from 23-25 October, and promises to be on a grander scale than ever.

This year, GFDW welcomes Mercedes-Benz as a partner of the event, and also supported by Silver Star Auto Ltd. Ghana. Hailed as one of Africa’s globally recognised innovative fashion platform for commerce, GFDW has grown from strength to strength since its launch in 2012, not only exposing Ghanaian fashion to a global audience but also creating opportunity for international trade and tourism in Ghana.


As part of their exciting activities at this year event, GFDW is introducing Style & Steel, a special focus on the men behind the Mercedes-Benz luxury car wheels, some of which will have the opportunity to be rewarded with a healthy well being treatment at the luxury XMen Spa & Grooming Bar after a long day’s drive

Not complete without the Ladies of Style to compliment the Mercedes-Benz ladies, and those in the lives of the men behind wheels, designer label 1981 by Nana Brenu, will open its doors for them to shop quality pieces at a limited period with a 10% Fashion Gift Reward after the fashion week.

In addition, multiple award winning hair stylist to the stars Charlotte Mensah will lead the backstage team at the event this year.


GFDW 2015 will feature catwalk presentations, trade exhibitions, business seminars as well internships opportunities for those interested in the fashion industry. Tickets for the event can be purchased at GFDW’s website.

Fashion news…



Accra Ghana, April 23, 2012 – Ghana makes fashion history. The organisers of Ghana Fashion and Design week (GFDW) event are pleased to announce Vogue Italia as their international media partner for the upcoming event scheduled for the 5th -7th October 2012 at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The digital luxury fashion publication has joined forces with GFDW to bring exclusive coverage of the event to the world.

This collaboration is truly one-of-a-kind – with Vogue Black Italia’s high readership from all over the globe, GFDW’s mission is to provide international journalistic coverage of the fashion event. Making history for Ghana and the African continent, such collaboration has never happened before and we hope this partnership leads GFDW commitment to the promotion of designers, ensuring international publishers are able to easily access official, sought after GFDW images, content and enabling designers to promote themselves to a global audience.

Vogue Italia will exclusively be covering the runway shows, with special backstage features and interviews. It is with great pleasure to add Vogue Italia to GFDW list of global partners, including luxury brands such as L’oreal and Porsche. This partnership provides participating fashion designers, models and sponsors with brand coverage in key markets; allowing them to be discovered by new contacts globally.

About Ghana Fashion & Design Week

Ghana Fashion & Design Week® is a contemporary international platform envisioned to direct, lead and promote both emerging and established designers to a global audience.

GFDW brings together creatively talented fashion and accessories designers in Ghana, and in the Diaspora alongside international designers, to showcase their collections to local and international retail buyers, Africa’s neo-fashion consumers, influential press, media, and fashion savvy celebrities. The event incorporates outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative Exhibition hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana, and across the globe the opportunity to exhibit their collections and related creative business services alongside the catwalk shows.

The annual event celebration of Ghana’s Fashion and Creative business industry is set to epitomize the fashion scene in Ghana, with platforms that celebrates Ghanaian and international designers. The organisation is structured with an aim to develop and educate emerging talents in Ghana through its mentoring platforms and inspirational industry seminars to involve internationally. GFDW is strategically placed to support and strengthen the fashion, textiles and apparel manufacturing industries in Ghana.


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