Written by Lydia Chinery-Hesse
Filled with an array of colours, imaginative and elaborate dresses, and bold and unique designs, this year’s Ghana Fashion and Design Week (GFDW) pleased its audience, including me. While I was expecting to see a lot more designers showcased, I was especially delighted to see the wonderful work coming right from Africa’s very own designers.
Designers are artists, who imaginatively conceive beautiful masterpieces, giving you an insight into their mind at that particular moment in time. We were not just watching designers showcase their work, we were living through a fashion experience through their eyes. From modest designs to extravagant ones and everything in between, GFDW lived up to the age old adage that “variety is the spice of life”.
Bello Edu, an up and coming Ghanaian artist, definitely caught my attention. I’m sure I’ll be visiting her shop in the near future. My favourite from the weekend? Definitely South Africa’s Mzukisi Mbane, who kept it simple with the fabric choice but wowed us with his handiwork.
There were a number of exhibitors on display, and I’m looking forward to them perfecting their work so we can see them as part of the show next year!
Ayikoo (well done in Twi) to all the designers and exhbitors!
Lydia Chinery-Hesse is a food blogger who enjoys eating out in Accra. Through her blog, she takes you through her own personal cooking journey, as she learns how to cook unique meals.