Ghana possesses a great wealth of talents in our fashion sphere which could be beneficial to this country as a whole once this industry becomes self-sufficient with adequate investment, government participation and teamwork within the stylists, bloggers, illustrators, designers and the like.
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The pacesetters like Joyce Ababio, Kofi Ansah and Mawuli Okudzeto have all served Ghana well in various ways but the future of fashion transcends our borders and the revenue stream will be substantial if we can all get behind it. So who are those who picked up their mantles especially in the year 2018?
Pulse.com.gh brings you 6 Ghanaians who made us proud in fashion around the world in 2018.
Ozwald Boateng OBE is an English fashion designer of Ghanaian descent. In 2018, he gave Ghana a facelift when he was selected as the creative to redesign the uniforms for British Airways. This was very monumental.
Virgil Abloh, the founder of the Haute streetwear label Off-White and a long-time creative director for Kanye West was named Louis Vuitton’s new artistic director in 2018. This feat was entirely phenomenal to the people of Ghana: where he hails from.
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Edward Enninful, a Ghanaian based in the UK, is a British fashion stylist and editor-in-chief of British Vogue magazine. His artistry and expertise in the fashion world earned him the honour of the Media Award at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York.
The 26-year-old model old London native who hails from Ghana has walked runways for fashion houses like Chanel and Dior, landed a major campaign for Revlon, and was even honoured as one of Time’s Next Generation earlier this year.
From glory to glory, the 24-year-old Ghanian old Ghanaian made us entirely proud in 2018 in many ways. He walked runways for fashion shows like the South African Fashion Show, the HRH Banquet for the Prince Of Wales which got featured in Vogue Magazine and was also opportune to be a contributing writer for reputable fashion magazine worldwide, GQ. It couldn't have been any better than this. We stun this creative!
One of the most tremendous feats was that of the 19-year-old model Ottawa. He sent the internet into a frenzy for Ghanaian fashion lovers when he walked the runway of arguably the biggest fashion show this year, Loius Vuitton Fashion Show.