With an impressive line up of fashion events about to take place in Ghana’s capital city of Accra this year, the Ghanaian fashion industry is well on its way to become an international fashion and design platform and play an important role in boosting the country’s overall economy.
In May 2013, the country will once again host its glam and glitzy affair Fashion Night Out 2013, aiming to showcase the latest creations from Ghana’s prolific designers. Expecting to draw attention from both local and international media, the event themed as ‘Globalizing African Fashion’ is surely going to cut through the geographical and cultural barriers.
An international trade fair, exhibiting nearly 150 exhibitors, will also be organized this year. The event, which would see buyers and consumers from all over the world, will feature products ranging from clothing to other fashion accessories.
Since the past few years, Ghana’s fashion industry has been growing at a fast pace. During last year’s Fashion Night Out 2012, where 19 designers from various African countries showcased their collections, around 1,000 people flocked the venue.
The country’s first ever Ghana Fashion & Design Week, which concluded in October 2012, stressed on ethical fashion development procedures. Other than presenting a range of catwalk shows, the event also organized educative seminars on various topics related to the fashion industry.