The coming in of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Ghana did not only bear a beneficial significance to the political and tourist front of the country, but then also the booming fashion industry in Ghana.
GUBA Enterprise (Ghana UK Based Achievement) hosted a fashion show in-front of hundreds of inspirational Ghanaians to celebrate the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Ghana as part of their visit to West Africa. This glamorous event showcased the best of Ghana’s colourful culture and history, whilst filled with a room of guests clothed in traditional Ghanaian Kente cloth.
On the last night of their four-day visit to the motherland, a colourful display of designs made by Ghanaian designers in the diaspora and those residing home, but yet pushing forward into the international market were showcased at the Jubilee House in Accra for the view of the Prince and Duchess together with the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as well as other Commonwealth dignitaries.
The fashion segment of the dinner was introduced by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful, who took to the stage to address his British and Ghanaian upbringing and the unique cultural bond that unites both countries. He then disclosed that British Vogue will always be an addict follower and promoter of African fashion. “British Vogue will always shine a spotlight on Africa and its vibrant people, cities and world class designers. Africa’s colours and vibrant culture will be celebrated within our pages and together we will promote our shared values to the rest of the world.”
The set-up runway at the dinner reception was walked on by designs ranging from three global Ghanaian designers including Ozwald Boateng OBE, Christie Brown and Adrian Sauvage alongside three local Ghanaian designers, Duaba Serwa, Pistis and Kwaku Bediako.
The runway show was also an opportunity for internationally recognised models, who do not normally strut on Ghanaian runways to make a comeback on the legs stretching forward and hands tossing around fun part of their job. Roselyn Ashkar, Belinda Baidoo, Aisha Med, Yaa Boatemaa were among the handful of models who made a comeback.
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