The fashion week season is upon us as Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2019 is revving up this season to bring the glamour and glitz of African fashion to Ghana capital city, Accra.
From October 17 to 20, Glitz Africa Fashion Week will present a fresh line up of 47 designers from the African continent and beyond. Some of which will be @Sallybawa by Sally Julcit Bawa & @thehelejaneofficial by Dolapo Deji-Torey (who will be running a collabo), @Vanskere by Evans Akere, @Houseofirawo by Abby Ikomi and a host of others.
Other designers showcasing this year will include Christie Brown, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, and Mai Atafo.
The seventh annual Glitz Africa Fashion Week is with the theme, ‘Our Fashion, Our Heritage’ at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra.
Sally Bawa is a womenswear label that embodies the classic and the contemporary in its style. Founded in 2008 by Sally Julcit Bawa, the label combines straight-lined designs, geometric precision and artistic elements with elegant sophistication; a refined statement that beautifies women and glorifies their personality. At the centre of Sally Bawa is an ethos of minimalist sophistication and feminine elegance for today’s woman. a combination of high-quality fibres, hand-painted details and elaborate craftsmanship—each design exudes a spirit of true lightness creating a
new and fresh minimal fashion identity. two-time nominee and one-time winner at the Eloy awards, the brand has shown its collection at
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Malta amongst others and been featured on Italian Vogue and other prominent media.
Helejané is a brand driven by passion, creativity and craftsmanship. The philosophy is to create beautiful luxury leather goods out of simple materials with artistic elegance. Helejané captures timeless silhouettes of unique art and bears quality details, creating a fascinating, fresh and forward-looking interpretation of luxury. The brand is dedicated to delivering only the finest quality handbags for women. Each bag is created using a careful selection of calf skin leather, strong light-weight supports and polished brass delicately plated in 24-carat fine gold.
House of Irawo, owned by Abiodun Ikomi, will be unveiling TADA collection.
The TADA capsule collection is for the ever evolving contemporary woman. Inspired by fashion icons such as Diana Ross, Grace Kelly, Christy Ogbah an Afropunk Nigerian singer from the ’80s and Grace Jones.
These women resonate with the TADA collection as they are known for their confident, bold, fearless, distinct and eclectic styles.
The daring jacquard, cohesive colourful sequence, detailed tulle and flower satin fabrics complement the dark silhouettes that reflect the 70’s and 80’s era.
One of the most celebrated menswear brands in Nigeria known for its creativity and premium style, Mr Evans Akere is the Fashion & Business Coordinator of VANSKERE, an urban African contemporary fashion brand. He is a trained lawyer and also a graduate of the London College of Fashion. Although he did not attain popularity by winning court cases, rather he attained national prominence by making trendsetting apparels for the fashion savvy. Evans Akere is in charge of many of our leading lights’ wardrobes and smart appearances.
He styles top entertainment celebrities like Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) Fred Amata, Kalu Ikeagwu, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Bimbo Manuel and a host of others.
This year, he will for the first time be unveiling a grooms wear collection tagged ‘The African Groom’