The spotlight was on Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra where the action was ravishing with poise and some sort of determination to see it happen and perfect the beauty of African fashion. Right from the start, the 2018 edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Accra was pretty sure to set new trends on the runway and it did just that, infact the designers stunned everyone ( the audience) with the beauty of their collections and did pretty well to take the trendsetting to a whole new level. We highlight on a few that we thought made the most impressions.
Ghana’s Abrantie the Jentleman showcased a very radiant collection with lots of craftmanship and attention to details. He introduced the “Grey of greatness” collection, with specific reference to custom made suits and bespoke tailoring. For sure, it was quite appealing and trendy. The vibrant color of grey contrasted sharply to give brightness and warmth to the pieces.
The Ivorian Designer based in Ghana, Nardrey Laurent had her collection showcased as well, after a private presentation on Day 1, went on to do a real showcase of her collection on Day 2, she actually opened the show with such beauty and nicety. The Designer was into it properly, with stunning gowns and evening wears, which are typical of her designs and signature of her brand. She got it better, with the use of sheer lace, chiffon, and floral prints.
Mary Martin is a passionate designer from London, her opportunity to showcase was quite a good one, lots of inspiration from the use of sheer lace and chiffon styles perfecting pretty fine sleeves, tulle mini, sleeveless and evening gowns or dresses, that were glamorous. Her geometry shapes inspired and wearable dresses seemed to have caught up with the audience because of her style.
Clevon Leonard was part of the designers that rocked the runway, with distinct quality, he showcased a classic collection with a colorful twist. Like Kwaku Akuoko Boateng of Brommon fashion brand, he was actually the go to guy to be suited by, lots of bright and bold colors to be significant of this, and complementing with sharp contrasting effects.
Another mind blowing Ghanaian designer who showcased an inspiring collection was Seyi Jones, her beautiful designs were very much appreciated. Quite essentric with specific attention to details, she was more into maxi dresses with lots of amazing cuts and side splits. Her outfits were pretty sophisticated and charming.
The award winning South African designer, Palse also did amazing with his showcase, he was like shining a brighter light on the catwalk of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Accra. The designer was quite diverse in his use of color, he was specifically inclined towards using purple and matching up with black in most of the outfits, which I think worked out. Interestingly, it was all about ready-to-wear couture, with some custom made suits embellished with crystals.
From the stage set to the plasma TV screen viewing angles, loving embrace of the audience and everything was specific and inclined to what extent African fashion might have gone, it’s a great deal of respect to the Global Ovation Boss, Gideon Raji, and the official sponsor of this prestigious event, Silver Star Auto Ltd.