The 6th annual edition of Glitz Africa Fashion Week was held at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, with the theme “our fashion, our heritage” from 17th to 20th October, 2019. The event began with a beauty forum on the topic “leveraging the power of influencers” at Labadi Beach Hotel, and climaxed a splendid cocktail evening at the French Ambassador’s residence, it was strictly by invitation.
The runway show started right on the 18th (on the same day the retail lounge was opened for shopping from selected designers) it was exciting to see the budding Ghanaian designer Yartel GH open the show with a touch of class and style; followed by Clemas from Nigeria, in that order. Amongst other showcasing designers on the night include Funke Adepoju, House of Irawo, Telvin Nwafor, Ejiro Amos Tafiri and a lot more.
Day 2 was another experience to have (it felt good to me) lots of amazing designers on the runway. Desingners like James Johnson, Titi Belo, Raskana, and Selina Beb did pretty much better to showcase their collections in a stunning and surprising way. Ghana’s Jants Collections was on trend with some attractive and sultry apparels going forward. For sure, Nigerian designers Koñyè were pleasing to the eye and quite impressive.
Day 3 got off to a brighter start with Nigeria’s Mai Atafo after Maybelline has had their time to showcase, in fact he was very much appreciated for his sense of style and great wit along with some nice and beautiful looking models strutting the runway in his designs. The Vlisco show featured a couple of designers who seemed like upcoming ones gradually emerging like a force to reckon with, this was followed by R Luri from Ghana.
Obviously it was a fun moment to share, as a few notable celebrities such as Okyeame Kwame, Adjetey Annan, Nathaniel Attoh and John Dumelo, rocked the runway for the smart moving designer, Jay Ray Ghartey who showcased a collection inspired by the movie, “Garden of thrones”. He was awesome and really made it through because the audience were filled with excitement and enjoyed every bit of it.
The amazing event was proudly organized by Glitz Africa, sponsors include Kempinski Accra, Maybelline, Mizane, NBSSI Ghana, ICT She Trades, supported by Ghandour Cometics Ltd, Big Ideaz Consult, Lets be seated, and Jandel Ltd. See the style images below!