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

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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.

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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.
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KKD REVEALS HIS TOP FIVE MOST FASHIONABLE WOMEN IN GHANA

Style and fashion icon, Kwasi Kyei Darkwa affectionately called KKD has disclosed his five most fashionable and trendy Ghanaian women.

The Master of Ceremony who doubles as a media, culture and tourism expert was a guest on TV Africa’s Breakfast Live to speak on the topic; Culture and how it can influence our sense of fashion in Ghana.

In a hearty chat with host, Nikki Samonas, KKD amidst underlining the pros and cons of the just ended royal wedding, he stated that here in Ghana, only five women tick his fashion boxes.

“For me, five of the best-dressed women in Ghana are former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, business woman, Joyce Aryee, female journalist/media practitioner, Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Nayak CEO, Nana Yaa Konadu and Akosua Ridder”.

GLITZ AFRICA CEO, CLAUDIA LUMOR UNVEILED AS UNFPA’S HONORARY GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) unveiled Mrs. Claudia Lumor, the Editor-in-Chief of the Glitz Africa Magazine as its Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for Ghana on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Claudia Lumor is the Publisher & Founder/CEO OF GLITZ AFRICA as well as Ghana Tourism Ambassador for Fashion Development.

Glitz Africa Magazine is a Pan-African aspirational brand that embraces Africa’s biggest successes and celebrities who are relevant to readers, current celebrity lifestyle, fashion, entertainment, wellness and living trends of the new African global citizen.

Glitz Africa has expanded its brand into various extensions. These include Glitz Africa Fashion Week, Glitz Style Awards, Ghana Women of the year Honours, SHE boss, She Summit and Glitz Africa Care Foundation; a foundation created to focus on maternal health/Childcare issues/advocacy.

Claudia Lumor was awarded the Startup entrepreneur of the year 2017 and been honored on various platforms including The Most Influential Young Ghanaians and 100 most influential women in Ghana.

Claudia was also awarded the British Council Fashion & Design Young creative entrepreneur of the year 2015 and was also honored as one of The most powerful players in African Fashion in a UK publication to mention a few.

She has been celebrated in various platforms for her innovation and commitment to fashion development in Ghana and in the sub-region.

Claudia is very passionate about advocating for maternal health and childcare issues. She has worked closely with the UNFPA to visit women suffering from the Obstetric Fistula condition as well as make donations and organize vaccination sessions.

In her speech, Claudia pledged her unwavering support and commitment to the goals of the UNFPA to help create a world safe and sound for every woman and young person.

When asked about what this unveiling meant to her, Claudia noted, “I’m very humbled. It is my dream to help in whichever way to create awareness for the need of quality maternal healthcare and this honour affords me the opportunity.”

Claudia is married with three kids.

YVONNE OKORO, MCBROWN AND JOSELYN DUMAS COVER GLITZ AFRICA MAGAZINE 20TH EDITION

Glitz Africa is thrilled to announce the release of its 20th issue! Glitz Africa since its conception, aims to publish high quality content whiles highlighting the lifestyle of the contemporary African.

Glitz Africa magazine has come a long way, evolving and refining its content to suit our expanding range of readers.

Issue 20 has its cover graced by three of Ghana’s top screen queens; Joselyn Dumas, Yvonne Okoro and Nana Ama McBrown. ‘Afrogallonism’ artist, Serge Attukwei Clottey is our featured Talent.

There are inspirational pieces from bestselling author and speaker, Michelle McKinney Hammond and CEO of L’AINE Services, Dr. Ellen Hagan.

You will also find your regular features on beauty, fashion, gadgets/tech, career, finance and wellness very informative and refreshing to read.

Copies of Glitz Africa Magazine Issue 20 are available in selected supermarkets, shell shops, restaurants and leading pharmacies throughout the country, at a cover price of ¢30 in Ghana. You can subscribe and have your copy of the Glitz Africa Magazine delivered at your doorstep at no extra cost.

You can subscribe online via our website, or send an email to subscription@glitzafrica.com or call 050 158 1264. Glitz Africa Magazine is an independent magazine created by a team of professionals led by our CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Claudia Lumor.

ZYNNEL ZUH WINS ‘MOST GLAMOROUS CELEBRITY’ AT GHANA MAKEUP AWARDS 2018

Actress Zynnell Lydia Zuh has been crowned Most Glamorous Celebrity at the 2018 Ghana Makeup Awards.

The 2018 edition of the Ghana Makeup Award came off on Saturday, April 28, at Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra.

Zynnell was nominated alongside, Nana Ama McBrown, Selly Galley and Berla Mundi and she emerge winner.

After sieving through a total of 2,400 applicants, the highest so far in the history of the event, a host of celebs, and makeup artistes were nominated for the various categories.

Wholesalers, consumers, industry advocates and public-sector partners of the makeup and beauty industry in Ghana were also nominated.

Zynnel Zuh needs no introduction when it comes to fashion in Ghana as she is a ‘slay’ queen.

As usual left her prints on the red carpet as she appeared in a sleek outfit which caught the attention of many at the event.

Zynnell Zuh is an award winning Actress and Film Producer and currently studying law.  The beautiful screen diva has been adjudged the most fashionable movie star twice in Ghana at the Glitz Style Awards 2016 and 2017.

Fashion has become her new found passion and she is slowing becoming one of Ghana’s most fashionable celebrities. She has won the Eurostar Limousine’s Ghana Fashion Review Panel prize for best dressed celebrity on the red carpet or is always in the top 3 best dressed, even if she doesn’t win.

Source: NKONKONSA.com