The African fashion has been on a constant rise as many designers have gained their well-deserved recognition.
The traditional motifs combined with innovative and futuristic patterns create a unique styling that attracts the Western world.
Here are some examples of distinguished African Fashion Designers from all over the continent.
If you have a champion boxer father and a Miss Cameroon mother, you inevitably inherit some of the talent and charm genes. Imane Ayissi from Cameroon had this advantage, which initially introduced him into the world of modelling.
He eventually pursued a career in fashion by designing his own line of women clothing.
His couture and pret-a-porter designs incorporate African tribal art into Parisian Houte Couture.
Although she is originally from Ivory Coast, she has led a nomadic life by relocating to Brazil and then the US.
Her career started at a very young age when she started designing clothes at 13. Her family supported her to pursue and complete a fashion degree in New York.
With the experience she gained while interning with Jill Stuart, Yigal Azrouel and Cynthia Rowley, she launched a brand in New York and back in her home country. She is known for using tribal paints on futuristic designs.
If you have seen the iconic dresses of Black Panther stars at the film’s World Premiere, then you must have heard of Laduma MaXhosa.
Although he always says his inspiration was the Italian lines like Missoni, he also stayed truthful to his Xhosa roots with the use of handcrafted beads.
He is well-known for his knitwear brand MaXhosa by Laduma, but his reputation will most likely expand further into other areas of fashion.
Most people want to be models. However, the reality is not everyone becomes a model. However, today, social media influenced society.
The threshold of becoming a model has been loosed. You do not have to be of a specific height, weight, race, age, etc. as long as you can pose for the camera at the right time that is all that matters.
It all starts with getting a good practice of raising and walking. This can be done at home or in a beautiful scenery.
Check out these models from Accra Fashion Week, Ghana. Not only do they have the swag their walk is very natural. The walk in such a way that the emphasis is on what they are wearing more than them…
Are you running out of ideas on what to wear to work? Check out our selection of fashionable work clothes below!
Whether your office is in a ‘posh’ corporate building , mid-size, small company or always visiting one customer after the other, you always have to look the part! Dress appropriate, look smart, Professional, Stylish, Chique…
This classy look from Accra Fashion Week Ghana is on point!
Getting dressed is easier when you know what outfit best suits your body type. .. Most people choose their outfits based on how good it looked on someone else. The question is do you have the same, shape, size…?
It’s been an exhilarating and entertaining weekend in Ghana and the African continent on the account of Ghana’s biggest music festival, under the auspices of Vodafone telecommunications network and charterhouse.
This year’s celebration unlike last year was celebrated with live audience and performances from the incredible talents emerging from Ghana and making waves across the globe.
Held at the Accra international conference Centre and the new Dome, the 22nd edition of the annual music festival ended successfully with the major prize presented to Ghanaian gospel singer, Diana Hamilton who was nominated along with well celebrated artist like Sarkodie, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Adina and Medikal. She also won three awards making a total of four.
This year’s VGMA saw a lot of entertainers and influencers excitingly flaunting their fashionable outfits on the red-carpet session. Others advertised their designers and expressed their expectations and those they were rooting for on the awards night.
The first night was hosted by TV3’s Giovanni Caleb and AJ Sarpong who were looking exquisite in their outfit. With electrifying live band performances from legendary rapper Okyeame Kwame and singer, Bob Pinodo who was also honoured the lifetime achievement award.
The stage was also shaken with fantastic performances from artistes like Kofi Kinaata, Kidi, Strongman, Cina Soul, Sista Afia, Fameye, Eno Barony among several others.
Performances continued as Kuami Eugene, Diana Hamilton, joe mettle, Kwesi Arthur, Mr. Drew, MOG music among several artistes gingered the stage with their unique and excellent stage techniques.
Castro was honoured with his music performed on stage as well as paying tribute to Ghana’s well celebrated icons including actor Bernard Nyarko and celebrity photographer Bob Pixel who passed on last year.
It was indeed a night of honouring the creative industry and the remarkable skills exhibited by musicians in the country. Nonetheless some artistes were captured in most of the award categories as they obtained more than five nominations each.
They include Adina who was nominated 11 times but won 3, Kidi 8 times and bagged home 4, Diana Hamilton, 6 times but won 4 and Kuami Eugene 9 times and won 1.
Below is the list of the winners of the various awards categories.
Artist of the year – Diana Hamilton
Gospel Song of the Year – Diana Hamilton (Adom)
Gospel Artist of the Year – Diana Hamilton
Vodafone most popular song of the year – Diana Hamilton (Adom)
Highlife song of the year – KiDi (Enjoyment)
Afrobeats/Afropop Song of the Year – KiDi (Say Cheese)
Afrobeats/Afropop Artist of the Year – KiDi
Ep of the year – KiDi (Blue)
Record of the Year – Adina (Daddy’s Little Girl)
Album of the Year – Adina (Araba)
Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year – Adina (Why)
Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year – Epixode
Male Vocalist of the Year – MOG (Oguamma)
Female Vocalist of the Year – Abiana (Adun Lei)
Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Pinodo
Traditional Artiste of the Year – Manhyia Tete Nwomkro
Music for Good – Yaayaa
Sound Engineer of the Year – Richie Mensah
Producer of the Year – Richie Mensah
Songwriter of the Year – Kofi Kinaata
Vodafone Green Award – Kofi Kinaata
Best Rap Performance – Eno Barony
Best Video of the Year – MzVee (Baddest Boss)
International Collaboration of the Year – Kwesi Arthur FT. Joe Boy (Baajo)
Instrumentalist of the Year – Nana Yaw Sarfo
Unsung Act of the Year – Nanky
Best New Artist of the Year – Mr. Drew
Highlife Artiste of the Year – Kuami Eugene
Hip Hop Song of the Year – Yaw Tog (Sore)
Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Medikal
Hiplife Song of the Year Keche (No Dulling)
Keche – Best group of the year
Best African Artist – Master KG
Best Collaboration of the Year – Sarkodie FT. Kuami Eugene (Happy Day)
Claudia Lumor, alongside her team of experts, established the Glitz Style Awards in 2015 to showcase Ghanaians and other international personalities and establishments that eminently contributed to the African fashion industry.
The awards also help encourage Africans to pick up a career in the industry. It further exposed African styles and fashion to the whole world and thereby opening more sale opportunities for African designers across the globe.
The awards team, without prejudice, examines the contribution of individuals and businesses in all its seventeen categories and lucidly presents deserving awards to only the best in each of the categories.
The prestigious Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra hosted the 2019 edition of the awards ceremony on Saturday, 14th. September, 2019.
The eventful night had many prominent personalities such as top rated music artists, veteran actors and actresses alongside reputable TV personalities clad in glamorous outfits and quality styles in attendance.
Without exaggerating, the Instagram photos, trends and likes are enough to confirm the success of the seventeen category awards night.
Arguably, it is the talk of the week with every Ghanaian broadcasting station airing the event highlights.
King Promise, a talented Ghanaian vocalist, went home with many prestigious awards including Artist of the Year and Social Media Style Influencer of the Year.
Zynnell Lydia Zuh was the winner of the Best Dressed Celebrity on the Red Carpet while Movie personality of the Year Award was won by Mawuli Gavor.