For the first time AfroChella fused in the aesthetic of African fashion creatives into its period of festivities, this was the Afrochella Fashion Night Out, a joint effort by Afrochella, what some consider Ghana’s biggest December event founded by Abdul Karim Abdullah, in collaboration with fashion house Debonair Afrik, founded by Nuel Bans.
The event took place on the 30th of December 2021 at the Octagon Building in Accra and was strictly by invitation. Designers showcasing on the night were Boyede, Christie Brown, Ajepomaa Gallery, Chocolate Clothes,
Unfortunately for intense followers of Ghanaian fashion, the majority of collections had previously been exhibited on prior runway shows. Also, if you were an industry participant who walked in looking for a uniformed fashion show, you might have been disappointed by the extreme 5-hour late start and a few disarrangements in the runway process, but if you were looking for a fun time out with great models, designs on the runway and networking then there could not have been any better place to be.
The late start, scheduled at 4pm and starting at 9pm, did not phase the audience as the majority of guests arrived at 10.30pm onwards and enjoyed every bit of the night.
The event hosted some of the best-dressed guests spotted at a fashion show, with TV and fashion personalities in attendance, as well as a performance by Booty Bounce, Ginger Me, and Dumebi hitmaker Rema. Official Images are yet to come but here are a few clips we captured below.
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Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present. Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”. Now the dice for the 10th has been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There is side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation .Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts school shoe and bag project under the
initiation the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemical, accessories and component supplier will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participations, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector based studies ,research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included .
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