e.tv Ghana, the station that prides itself on creating innovative and breathtaking events and programming is proud to release the 2015 Ghana Fashion Awards Nominations. The Nominations have been collated by Research based Institute of Media Practice with data made available by Mobile Web Ghana. The nominations for 2015 reflect a broad spectrum of Fashion brands that have exceled locally and are gaining traction internationally.
The first Ghana Fashion Hall of Fame Inductee will also be inducted. This year Fashion Icon Kofi Ansah will be posthumously inducted into the HALL OF FAME for his immense contribution to the Ghana Fashion Industry and for being the first Patron of the Ghana Fashion Awards.
1. FASHION DESIGN BRAND OF THE YEAR
This category reflects those who in 2015 have challenged the status quo, created brands that transcend barriers and borders, have contributed to employing young Ghanaians and have business models worth emulating. Their contribution to creative design, the dynamics of fashion production and new thinking has also been considered.
HEEL THE WORLD
2. EMERGING FASHION DESIGN BRAND OF THE YEAR
This category reflects those who have taken firm decisions to create, manage and implement fashion brands in challenging circumstances and have made contributing strides to the industry. They are growing household brands that will gain traction globally within the next few years for their astute business models and innovative fashion production sense.
SHE BY BENA
3. MODEL OF THE YEAR
This category reflects the model, photography or runway who has excelled in modelling this year, is a firm favourite with agencies and fashion designers and has taken their craft to an international level of acceptance.
JULEE DJOUIDE BOCOUM
MERCY ASHEI WOODS
SETH KWAME OSEI NYARKO
STEPHEN KOJO OWUSU
4. CELEBRITY FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR
This category reflects the Ghanaian celebrity who is conscious of fashion as a statement of intent and who through their fashion sense inspires others to look good, feel good and turn heads.
KWAME SAKYIAMA (LEXIS BILL)
SAMMY OSEI KUFUOR
NATHANIEL ADISI (BOLA RAY)
NAA OKAILEY SHOOTER
JON GERMAIN BECCA
5. CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION EDUCATION
This category reflects the institution that has contributed immensely to Fashion Education and also has a mentoring programme for young fashion designers. The institution must have created pioneering platforms to provide change through technology and innovative programmes.
JOYCE ABABIO COLLEGE OF CREATIVE DESIGN
FC BEAUTY COLLEGE ND
VLISCO TAILORING ACADEMY
6. CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
This category reflects the Photographer who through the magic of his lens has captured the most amazing fashion images of 2015. The images must have become imbedded in the minds of people in the industry and the international appeal of the Photographers as Masters of the Lens should be unquestionable.
AKUA BOATENMAA ADJEI
7. FASHION RETAILER OF THE YEAR
This category reflects the retailer who has excelled in customer care and customer service and has placed the customer above profits. It also reflects the retailer who has created a welcoming space through design, ingenuity and innovation.
VLISCO, ACCRA MALL
WOODIN, OSU BRANCH
NALLEM CLOTHING, ACCRA MALL
WOOLWORTHS, AIRPORT ACCRA
MR. P ACCRA MAL
KIKI CLOTHING, ACCRA MALL
PRECIOUS MINERALS MARKETING CO., ACCRA
ASANSKA JEWELLERY, ACCRA
8. FASHION ACCESSORY BRAND OF THE YEAR
This category reflects the Accessories brand that has broken the glass ceiling in accessories design and manufacturing. The brand must be distinct, recognizable and with international appeal. The finishing must reflect a desire to reach a global market.
SUN TRADE BEADS
9. CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION PROMOTION AND MARKETING
This category reflects the institution that has contributed significantly in 2015 to the promotion and Marketing of the Fashion Industry in Ghana and created the platform or platforms for fashion designers to showcase their designs to a global audience.
GLITZ AFRICA MAGAZINE
GHANA FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK
GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK
MISS MALAIKA GHANA
10. PEOPLE’S CHOICE FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR ( 100% PUBLIC VOTE)
This category reflects the most acclaimed and the most popular fashion brand. The brand must reflect the extent to which fashion and popular culture can mix and create new waves of divergent fashion styles through innovation. The brand must be the first pick for many when fashion culture is mentioned.
GLITZ AFRICA (GZ)
JOYCE ABABIO COLLEGE OF CREATIVE DESIGN (JA) ABRANTIE CLOTHING (AC)
SARK CLOTHING (SK)
HORSEMAN SHOES (HS)
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