After eight successful seasons of the Global Fashion Weekproduced by Global Ovations in collaborations with FCCproductions this year’s event spotlighted the creative powers of connected cultures around the world.
Showcasing some of the world’s finest designers with their exceptional collections on an exquisite purpose-built ramp strode on by world-class models, the event, which was held over the weekend at Ghana’s La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, was a night of fashion extravaganza that delighted fashion lovers, style influencers, and costume connoisseurs.
Highlights from GFW ‘21
From Belgium, Jana Roos, inspired by her roots, presented a unique and imaginative flowery fairy-tale-themed costume line, ‘Call for Eden’, which was a breath of fresh air to audience present at the GFW. Roos’ costume collection was elegantly designed with an eerie sense of tranquillity and assertiveness.
London-based Rwandan designer, Izubaa, showcased her novel SS2022 collection which brings back the love for grace and elegance of oversized tailoring from the ’80s and ’90s. The runway was lit with an ethereal array of colourful fabrics and chic designs inspired under the African sun.
Big Brother Nigeria VI and Mr. Africa International finalist, Emmanuel Umoh Jr, was featured as a guest model for most designers on the night as part of his first official visit to Ghana. He donned a collection of designs created for the unconventional, courageous and confident man. Another highlight of the night was the ATL Show dubbed ‘Walking for Change’ which saw celebrated broadcaster Akumaa Mama Zimbi and actress Rabby Bray model in high-quality fabrics that will make any woman feel chic yet comfortable.
In all, the night saw incredible designs crafted with finesse from celebrated fashion designers in Ghana like Yvonne Ex, Fenz, Sename, JayRay Ghartey, Ar’Shia Wilson, Seyi Jones, Cee Ami, AB Martins, JANTS Collection, Bushai Weave, Tiag Couture, Hamz Fashion and Jacques Logoh from Togo.
Interlaced with the fashion show was the Global Style Icon and Impact Award which recognized and honored outstanding contributions and achievements of fashion icons in Africa who are dedicated to the advancement of the artistry of the fashion industry. Below is a list of all awardees and honorees of the night.
ACCESSORY BRAND OF THE YEAR – STACY’S VELVET BOX
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – ANSAH KEN PHOTOGRAPHY
FASHION SCHOOL OF THE YEAR – LIBELT INSTITUTE
TEXTILE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – ACHIES TEXTILES
MODEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR – DEMA MODELS
RED CARPET DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – YARTEL
MOST STYLISH CELEBRITY – RABBYBRAY
BRIDAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – ANNA’S THREADS COUTURE
DISCOVERY MALE FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR – COVER BOY GH
MALE MODEL OF THE YEAR – CLINTON SAMUEL
MALE FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR – URBANGREY GH
MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – FIXFACESBYRAMMY
HAIR STYLIST OF THE YEAR – HAIR LEGANCE
DISCOVERY FEMALE MODEL OF THE YEAR – SALMAT
DISCOVERY FEMALE FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR – LUSHLAHAI
DISCOVERY MALE MODEL OF THE YEAR – JEHOIADA
FEMALE FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR – FLORENCE BOADU
YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – DARREN ESTHER
ULTIMATE WOMAN OF IMPACT – JANE REASON AHADZIE
BEST MALE CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – MICHAEL LOMBARD
ULTIMATE STYLE ICON OF THE YEAR – NANA AKUA ADDO
STYLE IMPACT ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – NIKKI SAMONAS
GLOBAL IMPACT CEO OF THE YEAR – SHEENA EDEM DZISAH
FASHION ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – YVONNE TAWIAH
MODEL OF THE DECADE – MEEK GHARTEY
Organized by Global Ovations, in partnership with FCC Productions, HANSAH, CeeJay Multimedia and TicketLake, this event was supported by Guinness Ghana, McBerry Biscuits, Verna Natural Water, RwandAir, ATL, JRA Cosmetics, Sangria by Don Simon, MakeUp GH, and Hotel Green.