Sometime back in late 2018, Kwame Nsiah-Apau also known as Okyeame Kwame sparked fashion controversy when he wore a half suit half kaftan top created by designer Joey aka @urtailorstailor.official on Instagram.
The artist nicknamed Rap Doctor, is a Ghanaian musician, songwriter, creative director, and entrepreneur, who in late 2018 decided to break the fashion norm as he attended to G Style Awards in Ghana. Many fashion critics slandered his look and outlined his awkward style and outfit.
However, the rap doctor maintains his calm as it was around the time where he took on a journey to be unique fashion-wise and push the concept of made-in-Ghana to the world.
Fast forward to today, his style was totally emulated by radio host and event presenter Resego Motlhokathari who rocked an identical version of the suit with alternative colors. The presenter took to the stage of the ‘Fashion Without Borders Africa’ event rocking a grey version merged with a green and yellow print, whilst Okyeame Kwame previously rocked the white edit with a yellow and grey print.
Resego Motlhokathari outfit was made by Bostwanaian designer Lesley Mmokele of @les_wears_xclusives. The outfit was not emulated with the consent of @urtailorstailor.official, and in today’s day and age, plagiarism has come to be a norm in African fashion. However, neither one of these entities/designers have the outfit out for sale on any platform so the issue of plagiarism might not be a dispute that we will see come to the industry.
Never, the less, see more images of the two below and let us know who rocked it best or which version your prefer.
Also see Okyeame Kwame in a red alternative version of the suit by Joey.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
As we embark on another year of celebrating African culture, our theme for 2022 is “Afrofuturism.” This term was created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora. During this year’s events, Afrochella will bring “Afrofuturism” to life through fashion, food, art and music. In 2019, the African Diaspora returned home to the continent for the “Year of Return.” This year, we will explore the endless possibilities of what “Afrofuturism” could look like in 2022 and beyond.
Afro Nation is a brand new music festival, offering a lineup packed with talent from the worlds of Afrobeats, hip hop, R&B and dancehall
Afro Nation will bring together the best artists in afrobeats, hip hop, r&b, dancehall and bashment. Expect world-class programming of live performances and DJs.
#AfroNation is an all-inclusive music and arts festival meant to celebrate and eulogize African culture across various continents, not just Africa.
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