Time after time we have seen the best of what Africans have to offer as far as wedding gowns are concerned. We have witnessed amazing outfits from the very detailed white wedding gowns as well as the eye-popping traditional wedding gowns with magnificent couture and embroidery in the artwork. But this December 2020, style influencer Kim Oprah might have just opened our eyes to something we didn’t consider.
Kim Oprah is a former housemate of the popular Nigerian TV show Big Brother Naija. She goes by the name of Chinonso Ibanabo Opara Mosunmola Rotimi, and she used her popularity when evicted out of the house to become one of the nation’s most popular and beautiful style influencers. See our last feature on her.
There is by no doubt Kim Oprah has been in every trend that has sparked in Nigeria, Lagos. She recently took a fabulous wedding gown for a ride which gave birth to this journal. Unlike usual the wedding gown didn’t catch our eyes because of its embellishments, embroidery, corset fitted style, or jewels, it caught our eye due to its fabulous details yets resort-style look.
Whether the wedding gown acts as a resort bridal gown or not is unknown and neither was it shown by style influencer Kim Oprah. Although, its use of sheer fabrics hints that. Also, if the gown had some resort aesthetic such as a detachable skirt, or the ability to open up as a wrap, it would be amazing. However, it definitely works in its own unique space and beauty.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week will highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. It is committed to being a part of the growth of the industry in Ethiopia and the region by making Addis the HUB, encouraging designers, making links between buyers, manufacturers, and international media.
It will bring local and regional key industry individuals with seasoned international industry figures to discuss and share ideas and experiences on how to grow and develop the fashion and garment industry to compete in the global market.
FashionGHANA Honors & Awards are also known as #FGHA began in 2018 as a fixated awarding process in between Accra Fashion Week runway shows. The award was heavily appreciated in 2019 is had a whole day dedicated to the awards night during Accra Fashion Week. After skipping a year during the pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 holding the biggest fashion awards during the year.
This edition will explore the frontiers where the growth of the sustainability movement in Africa is stunted, and entice more eco-friendly brands to shift their focus to the growing African population. Will feature spectacular collections and creative designs from different designers from Ghana and beyond who will light up the runway.
Will be the biggest combined dish of thrilling music and exciting fashion with this new opportunity that will be given to young aspiring designers.
Will feature an ALL STAR cast of crowd-pulling models, prominent politicians from the major parties (to exhibit national cohesion), and professional models.
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.
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