NIGERIANS ARE MORE FASHIONABLE THAN GHANAIANS – Zara man Osebo Declares

Ghanaian fashion guru, Richard Brown, famed as Osebo 1 or Zara man, has indicated that when it comes to fashion, Nigerians are far ahead of Ghanaians.

While speaking in an interview with Nkonkonsa, Osebo revealed that Nigerians are very fashionable and were better at being trendy than their Ghanaian counterparts.
According to Osebo, many Nigerians had come to accept his kilt fashion more than Ghanaians and were even demanding to purchase some of the latest trend.
Osebo indicated that the reason for this trend was that Nigerians had a huge population and easily got things to trend.
He revealed that unlike Nigerians, Ghanaians tend to discourage entrepreneurs a lot and also are quick to criticise new things. Osebo added that he had received a lot of backlash from Ghanaians over his ‘skirt-like’ kind of fashion.
He however recounted how some people Nigerians with a lot of social media influence like Tundeednut had promoted his works without him having to even ask for it.
According to Osebo, he was working on some sixteen orders from Nigeria who were all requesting his viral fashion choice.
Osebo indicated that fashion had now become a sort of madness and that he was not moved by people who did not know how the times have changed in terms of fashion.
He was recently interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over his entrepreneurial acumen. Osebo is noted as the only Zara representative in Ghana.
Watch the full interview below:
Source: An NKONKONSA.com Exclusive 

LURE BY SALMA SET TO OUTDOOR 2ND COLLECTION

Lure, the fashion brand by award-winning actress Salma Mumin is set to release its 2nd Collection after its official lunch in 2019.

The new collection features trendy blazers, dresses, jumpsuits and tops ready to hit the market to meet the style needs of everyone trendy made from fabrics sourced across the world.

This 2nd Collection sticks with Lure’s ante of selecting the best fabrics and construction of functional fits, to provide the very best trendsetting garments which embrace and accentuate the curvature of the female silhouette.

Salma Mumin the name behind the brand is a successful Ghanaian actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist believe she has put her heart and soul behind the brand and is convinced that people would fall in love with the new collection.

You can join lunch online on Tuesday, 18th August to get to see what new is in store for fashion heads from the brand. Lure operates in ACCRA – GHANA but has provisions to ship worldwide on-demand.

Do well to check out @lure_by_salma on social media or visit for more updates on the lunch.

Source: NKONKONSA.com

ZYELLEGANT LAUNCH STUNNING COLLECTION OF MILLINERY HEADPIECES

Zyellegant announced the launch of its bridal styling company on Sunday July 5 2020 with a stunning collection of millinery headpieces.

Created by popular actress Zynnell Zuh, the Ghanaian-based filmmaker and milliner draws on her rich African heritage to create dynamic headpieces. Working with spiral bold shapes, she created a bespoke collection of dramatic silhouettes already redefining the African millinery market since its launch.

Each Saturn headpiece is hand-crafted to incorporate traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. For brides, bridal trains and wedding guests who want to make a truly unique statement on their special day, Zyellegant Millinery collection “The Saturn Headpiece” brings with it a unique ’70s glamour and inimitable style guaranteed to turn heads.

The Saturn Headpiece is $100 and it’s available for order only on Zyellegant social media pages and www.zyellegant.com with an amazing 50% discount on all launch orders until the end of August 2020.

Source: NKONKONSA.com 

MODEL VICTORIA MICHAELS CALLS FOR SUPPORT FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN GHANA

International fashion model, Victoria Michaels, was the brand ambassador for the recently held Fashion Connect Africa (FCA) event in Accra, and she has revealed it wasn’t an easy task winning support for the event.

According to her, a lot of people around gave up on her when she needed their support the most for the event.

The 2019 FCA was held on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, as one of the events under the Year of Return calendar. Aimed at bridging the gap between the global fashion industry and the indigenous African fashion industry, it brought a never seen before style and innovation to the African fashion runway. It showcased amazing collections from some of Africa’s best designers like Chocolate Clothing, Duaba Serwaa, David Tlale and a host of others.

But it appeared persons who promised to support the event didn’t come forward.

Speaking through a congratulatory message on Instagram, Victoria indicated that the people who gave up on her didn’t believe she and the team could pull off a world standard fashion event.

She is therefore happy she and her team were able to prove them wrong.

“Thank you to everyone who supported this vision from inception and our very special guests who graced the event with their beautiful presence. Quite a number didn’t believe in us, they weren’t sure we could make it happen, hence, wouldn’t associate with the brand or even come on this journey with us until we took flight on that fateful December evening,” she revealed.

“We had intended to keep this entire development of disappointment to ourselves but changed our minds to speak up so that we would inspire someone out there who has a dream. Listen; they may not believe in your dreams but don’t let them stop you from dreaming, instead dream bigger. Do not let contrary opinions and negative energy deter you from going for gold. Run and plan with that vision once it comes to you. Those who failed to believe in you would eventually come back and ask to sit with you on that success table,” she also said.

“We at FCA believe that the creative will more improvement through partnership and collaborations. The time is now. We cannot thank our sponsors enough,” she added.

GLITZ FASHION WEEK 2019 SET FOR 17th TO 20th OCTOBER IN ACCRA

Produced by Glitz Africa, the exciting, Pan-African celebrity, fashion and lifestyle magazine, GAFW brings together esteemed industry players and fashion enthusiasts to interact in a fun-packed week at the plush Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra from 17th October to 20th October, 2019.

GAFW presents the perfect opportunity to meet fab designers across Africa showcasing their collections, models, fashionistas, celebrities and influencers in an atmosphere of glitz, fashion and style. This year, Glitz Africa organized the Young Creative Design Talent competition to harness the skills of emerging designers and give them the platform to showcase their designs to an international audience.

The event will begin with a Beauty Forum on Thursday, 17th October at the Labadi Beach Hotel and a private cocktail party at the residence of the French Ambassador.

Other activities for the event include:

1st day (18th Oct.) – Young Design Talent show, Runway shows

2nd day (19th Oct.) – Business of fashion seminar, photography sessions, exhibitions, graduate show and runway shows

3rd day (20th Oct.) – Presentations, runway shows and after party

The GAFW Trade Tent/Retail Lounge will be open from Friday (18th) to Sunday (20th) – from 10am to 9pm for guests to interact with fashion retailers and designers and make purchases as well.

For inquiries, send an email to info@glitzafricafashionweek.com or call 050 158 1265.

Tickets are available at the Glitz Africa office at Labadi opposite the Trade Fair Centre, top floor of the First Atlantic Bank.

GAFW19 is brought to you by Vlisco, Mizani, Maybelline New York, NBSSI, ITC – She Trades, Year of Return and Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra. Media partners are: Live FM, Starr FM, eTV, Y FM.

#GAFW19 – Our Fashion, Our Heritage

Glitz Africa Magazine is a Pan-African aspirational brand that embraces Lifestyle, Fashion, Wellness & Trends of the new African Global Citizen.

For general enquiries, advertisement & subscription, email us at info@glitzafrica.com,  or subscription@glitzafrica.com or  call 0302 798 513.  The Glitz Africa office is located at Labadi, opposite the Trade Fair Centre, top floor of the First Atlantic Bank building.

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OPHILIA CROSSLAND REPRESENTS GHANA IN CHINA

Award-winning Ghanaian Fashion Designer Ophelia Crossland has been nominated to represent Ghana at the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou City, China.

The Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition begins on September 22 and will last for a month. It’s aim is to provide cross-boundary interactions between culture and tourism, tradition, fashion, art and life. The theme for design for this year’s event is: “Weddings.”

Ophelia Crossland was selected alongside nine other designers from the UK, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Japan after a rigorous submission process in June this year.

The selection makes her the first Ghanaian designer to showcase at the event which attracts scores of tourists and culture enthusiasts from around the world.

“It gives me great joy and excitement to tell Ghana’s cultural story on such a platform. I believe this is a matter of pride and honor for myself and the nation as a whole,” she said in reaction to the news.

Ophelia Crossland used the iconic Ghanaian Kente alongside very advanced techniques in fashion design to create the Qipao.

“For me Kente represents the country’s best and so when we were asked to take up the Qipao challenge, I had no option than to use the intricately woven Kente and it kept really well,” she added.

The Qipao/Cheongsam is the most representative form of traditional costumes for Chinese women. Its stand up collar and tight-fitting nature have caught the attention of the fashion world for decades and is a trend still popular among Chinese women.

As an accomplished fashion designer, who has been in the industry for over 16 years, Ophelia Crossland is not new to global events such as this.

In 2017, she was selected by international Jewelry brand, Swarovski as its West African brand ambassador and was selected to showcase at the Global Exposé in Dubai.

The Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition is hosted by the China National Silk Museum, located close to the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, China.

The Gallery is currently the only institution with a permanent fashion gallery in the world housing a collection of over 40,000 pieces of Western and Chinese textile productions spanning over 4000 years of human creativity.

LAWEN TAYLOR MEN LUXURY LINE BY AHA HITS GHANA’S UNDERWEAR MARKET

Ghana’s top underclothing company, Aha! Brands has officially introduced men’s undies, , onto the Ghanaian underwear market.

The men’s luxury underwear, Lawen Taylor by Aha was launched at a swanky fashion show at the Accra Mall on Saturday, March 2. According to Aha! Brands, Lawen Taylor is the definition of comfort and convenience – not too tight and not too free! The various cuts offer a balance that is often missing in men’s undergarments.

The lingerie giants bring the Lawen Taylor product line onto the market after three years of research and development, highlighting its commitment to giving the Ghanaian man, top quality underwear that offer true value for money and also put patrons in an enviable class of immaculate gentlemen.

The CEO of Aha! Brands, Maame Esi Acquah Taylor said, “Our goal is always to serve our society,   improve the quality of life and do everything in our creative capacity to protect it. The importance of fashion in achieving this aim cannot be over-emphasised”.

“Made from unique materials, Lawen Taylor men’s underclothing have an innovative U-shaped pouch and are created with advanced, soft, breathable fabrics. They help to reduce sweat and wick moisture away from the skin,” she pointed out.

Maame Esi noted that wearing well-fitting, breathable underwear in a warm climate like ours is now very possible because Lawen Taylor has been carefully made with the highest quality standards to give men all the features they want and actually deserve.

The new product line is tightly curated to ensure that men have options but do not feel overwhelmed when it comes to making essential purchases. There are a variety of styles available, including Boxer Brief, Singlet or Tank Top, Round Neck Undershirt, V-neck Undershirt, and, of course, Poplin Classic Boxer.

Besides providing comfort and convenience, Maame Esi said, Lawen Taylor is a brand that is also positioned to help promote men’s health.

“In that respect, Aha! Brands has established the Lawen Taylor Prostate Cancer Foundation to run a nationwide campaign under the new Lawen Taylor brand to create and promote awareness about Prostate Cancer,” the CEO stated.

This disease occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperms.

Maame Esi noted that Prostate cancer was one of the commonest and deadliest types of cancer in men, “And it is our hope that the Lawen Taylor Prostate Cancer Foundation will contribute significantly to the national drive to reduce the increasing cases of the cancer among Ghanaian men”.

The launch event was marked with an exciting fashion show, which was staged by 12 of the sexiest men in Africa, clad in undergarments from the all-new, all-classy Lawen Taylor line.

The fashion show also served as a platform for the selection of official models for the Lawen Taylor brand.

With excitement and passion, the models did their “own things” on the runway to warmly usher the guests at the event into the luxurious and caring world of Lawen Taylor.

The night was topped off with some scintillating music and food, and washed down with some choice wines and exotic champagnes, a mark of the treat that Lawen Taylor has to offer.

Aha! Brands was founded in 2012 by Maame Esi Acquah Taylor, who is also Miss Universe Ghana 2000. Her inability to find comfortably fitting bras and her desire to help other women facing a similar problem, inspired the creation of Aha! Intimates. With her savings and support from her mum, she started to design comfortable bras that would fit the average Ghanaian woman.

Maame Esi has developed the brand from those simple beginnings to a major line of lingerie, which includes a swimwear collection under the label as well as Ah-Qua Swimwear.

The former beauty queen and entrepreneur said her company was pleased to welcome the Lawen Taylor line, which is designed distinctively for men.

JIJI GLAM FASHION AHEAD OF THEM ALL

2018 was a great year for fashion in Ghana, Africa and the world as a whole.

Aside all the loud fashion statements made on several fashion platforms, the year also saw the successful launch of yet another credible fashion platform. Beeautiful Fashion Blogger and Stylist Jihane Chagraoui better known Jiji Glam launched her official website www.jijiglam.com.

In 2019, as fashion lovers, if you are seeking for what should be, if it can, reaching for the stars; you want to stride in darts, angles and in beautiful exuberances, then visit www.jijiglam.com – your number one source of genuine fashion and beauty upliftment.

There are different reasons why if you are fashion and beauty minded, you should take a walk down there, to embrace whole new tips on what’s trending and delicious to the soul.

In 2019, @jijiglam is all out to help us go bold, classic and chic, as well as to be able to play with the awesome colors in our closet.

Visit www.jijiglam.com for more relaxing fashion tips.

See different fashion styling by Jiji Glam:

ACCRA FASHION WEEK LAUNCHES 1ST GHANAIAN FASHION AUCTION

It’s official, Accra Fashion Week will make history this year being the first ever major fashion week in Sub sahara Africa to go twice a year.

The 2018 Summer Harmattan edition will feature various events from seminars, showrooms, car and fashion shows and more. However, many are excited about the event putting together Ghana’s first Designer Fashion Auction which may just be one of the most revolutionary acts to be executed in Ghana.

The event set for  Wednesday 3rd October 2018 (Today) 7pm and will see fashion enthusiasts, celebrities and diplomats congregate at the Urban Grill venue in Airport, Accra. Where they will be given the chance to engage in silent bidden for exclusive outfits made only available for their viewing.
The auction will feature clothes from some of Ghana’s very best such as Afre Anko, Bri Wireduah, Randa Khatib, Madlyn Mode and more, as well as exclusive items from leading Nigerian brand MXDonna.
Proceeds of the fundraising auction will go towards Accra Fashion Week and it’s project to build Ghanaian fashion as well as the Wennette Foundation, a Non-profit organization that reaches out to orphanage homes, less privileged and the needy in the society.
See the full schedule of events at www.AccraFashionWeek.org/schedule.

JANET JACKSON COLLABORATES WITH GHANAIAN DESIGNER, APHIA SAKYI

Janet Jackson’s new video ‘Made For Now’ is a fun uptempo music that takes you back to the old days when urban RnB had fun and life. The sister of the late great Michael Jackson stunned viewers in her heavily style African attire throughout the video.
The mega star recently took to instagram to post her first intagram video that sees a humorous spoof version of her auditions for the ‘Made For Now’ video featuring instagram stars such as @KingBach and @BlameItOnKway. Janet Jackson plays the role of a queen that approves the talents before her.
The short video clip sees the queen (Janet Jackson) styled in beautiful neck, head and hand jewelry. What stood out the most was a neck piece by Ghana’s Award winning Jewelry designer Aphia Sakyi. This said necklace is titled ‘Yaa Asantewaa’ taken from her soon to be released Summer/Harmattan 2018 collection ’50 Shades Of Print’ at Accra Fashion Week 2018 in October.
The collaboration might just be the most iconic Ghanaian/Western fashion collaboration in today’s Ghanaian fashion world. The late Michael Jackson who is the brother to Janet Jackson also once adorned African clothes on his visit to Ghana in 1995. However a modern version of African fashion and a modern Africa can see this collaboration not just as an acknowledgement of African roots, but an inspiratiton for African future.
Watch the full video below: