Sunday, 1 September 2013

Event of The Year: Some of Ghana Fashion & Design Week’s Luxe Media Partnerships….

Moët & Chandon announced as Official Champagne Sponsor of Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013

(Accra, 30th July 2013) – Moët & Chandon, the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, partners again with Ghana Fashion & Design Week as the official champagne sponsor for the event VIP evening to be held in Accra, Ghana this October 2013, at the Movenpick Hotel from the 11th – 13th.  As an official Champagne sponsor, Moët & Chandon will bring its trademark touch of luxury and savoir-faire to the exclusive GFDW 2013 VIP evening event. The luxury Champagne Company has successfully been a partner of Ghana Fashion & Design Week previously, as is a perfect reflection of Moët & Chandon’s own spirit of success. Celebrating their presence and support during the exclusive VIP luxury evening event on the third day is the perfect way to toast this iconic fashion event and its momentous return to Accra, Ghana.

About Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon is one of the world’s largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house synonymous with Glamour & Success. Founded by Claude Moët in 1743, the iconic champagne house, Moët & Chandon has been associated with the sparkle of success and glamour, and today has become one of the world’s most loved champagnes. Claude Moët’s grandson Jean-Rémy Moët continued with his grandfather’s vision to share the magic of champagne with the world, transforming Moët & Chandon into an international symbol of celebration.





Accra, 2nd August 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce partnership with Time Out Accra, the city’s definitive resource for things to do, offering comprehensive coverage of exciting happenings such as arts, entertainment, restaurants, bars, hospitality services and more, will be supporting the most notable fashion event in Accra, this Oct 11-13, 2013 at the Movenpick Hotel Accra. The leading global magazine with the distinctive red, black & white Time Out logo, continues to serve as the ultimate guide to “What’s On” in several cities around the world, including Accra, with a new and exciting website recently launched, giving access to hundreds of searchable event listings, thousands of venue reviews and curated lists and itineraries by its expert editorial staff.

Time Out Accra has a clear vision for the future, as it is more than creating content, it uses its editorial acumen to help visitors sift through the best must know information about the city, such as Ghana Fashion & Design Week event.

 Time Out is the number one trusted choice for consumers seeking inspiration, information and booking opportunities relating to arts, entertainment and culture, in the world’s major cities. Time Out has grown into a global media group that spans 37 cities across 25 countries and provides the very best inspiration and information, and increasingly offers booking opportunities in arts, entertainment, culture, food and drink. GFDW is pleased to have the support of Time Out Accra alongside its global media partners at this year’s international event.





Renowned Ghanaian Newspaper The Independent partners with Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013 Event in Accra!

(Accra, 6th August 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce partnership with Ghana’s favourite Newspaper company The Independent Ghana. The Independent Newspaper is Ghana’s truly objective newspaper providing a platform for critical, objective and fair reportage and analysis of news. The independent newspaper started from the balcony of its first publisher and editor, Kabral Blay-Amihere. The newspaper is Ghana’s first independent national daily newspaper since independence 1957; GFDW is excited about this new partnership as Ghana continues to embrace innovation in fashion, creative education and industry development.

The Independent Ghana is a publishing phenomenon. The paper was launched in over 20 years ago, a perfect mix of national and international news wrapped around local information – entertainment previews, listings, sports and entertainment. Independent Newspaper plans to produce bespoke coverage pre and post event fashion reviews during Ghana Fashion & Design Week 2013.





Media Partnership with New African Woman Magazine

Accra (May 30, 2013) – Ghana Fashion & Design Week is proud to announce today our media partnership with New African Woman Magazine, From the same publishing house that created the unrivalled New African and the award-winning African Business magazines, both of which have been going strong for over four decades, comes New African Woman magazine. The magazine appeals to any woman from the ages of 16 to 65, but it is particularly aimed at the discerning black women out there. The magazine contains features on a variety of lifestyle issues such as health, beauty and fashion as well as politics and empowerment for women.

As a media partner, the role of New African Woman Magazine is to spread the word about the upcoming event in Accra Ghana to its global audience through their publication. New African Woman Magazine is contemporary with its excellent content and branding making a perfect collaboration with GFDW vision. For the second time round as a Media Partner, New African Woman has actively supported GFDW work towards the development of Ghana’s Fashion industry and beyond. Be sure to grab your own copy to keep up to date with the ever-revolving business of fashion.




Ghana Fashion & Design Week® (GFDW) is pleased to introduce LARGESS AFFAIR to the event’s platform as our Official Goody Bags provider in support of the event’s activities this October, 2013.

Largess Affair – a Washington DC-based luxury Gifting Company, is a premier provider of luxury creations for entrepreneurs, corporate, and personal occasions.

Launched only in 2012, Largess Affair has become popular amongst numerous high-profile personalities in the USA, such as Cathie Black of the Women in Leadership Conference, as well as high profile events such as the White House Correspondents Dinner After Party For Women In Media, and Rose by Vanessa Jean Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swimwear launch, with most recent one being the prestigious Trumpet Awards honouring musical icon Chaka Khan, Mayor Kasim Reed, Charlie Wilson, to name a few.

Since its establishment, the luxury Gifting Company has continued to cater exclusively to celebrity or high profile clients. Which the Company explains was not a planned move, but has been fortunate enough to make strategic connections that continued to demand it services down that path and happily went with it.

With access to hundreds of brand name products that can be customized and anything in between, Largess Affair is your-go-to place for unique customised products no matter where you are in in the world!

Their products and services cater for the many fine corporations, organizations and personal occasions in the United States and beyond it shores, and, are always excited to establish new partnerships within this scope.

This year we are pleased to establish a new partnership with Largess Affair as GFDW 2013 official Goody Bags provider! The luxury Gifting Company will be treating our Guests with a taste of their products, exclusively at the GFDW 2013 event! Be there!

Largess Affair provides advertising products and swag bags for conferences and special events, luxury corporate gifts that can be customized with the logo and/or marketing message of the client, and smaller gift items for more personal gift-giving occasions. Largess Affair’s customized luxury products have been featured in ELLE and Jet magazines, FOX News holiday segments, and other well-known media.



Hospitality provided by FhoL™  
FhoL™ – The Fashion Hospitality Lounge at Ghana Fashion & Design Week® event brings with it a selective Fashion & Lifestyle hospitality experience to its VIP members.

FhoL™ will treat GFDW international VIP guests including, Designers, Press, Media, Celebrities, to a well deserved experience that will give them a taste of some of Ghana’s most fashionable and relaxing environments during Ghana Fashion & Design Week® events to make their stay in Ghana an all round pleasurable experience.

The FhoL™ Luxury VIP Card will give International guest the opportunity to enjoy special benefits at selected avenues in partnership with GFDW. We have teamed up with some of Ghana’s bests, to bring you the best out of Ghana during your visit.

Explore, Taste and Experience a selection of Ghana’s best Restaurants, Lounge Bars, Hotels, Lifestyle shopping, Exclusive Clubs, Spas, Nature and Culture in your own comfort with FhoL™.

…Watch this space for updates on FhoL™ – Fashion Hospitality Lounge and Partners… Live Fashionably…!

For more information on how to make a booking or benefit from partner services, email to;

Click on Partner List below to view partner website.

Mövenpick Hotel – Accra.
Coconut Grove Hotel, Regency – Accra.
Orchid Hospitality Management – Accra.
Higate Hotel – Accra.
Spas / Nail Bars / Salons*
XMen Grooming Bar – East Legon, Accra.
SO Aesthetic MakeUp Bar – Osu, Accra.




PASSION for FASHION? Then join the GFDW 2013 SEMINARS to learn more about the Fashion & Creative Business Industry, Entrepreneurship, Innovative ideas for your business, and more... at the Movenpick Hotel Accra on the 11 & 12 October 2013.

If you have not already registered, RESERVE your seat via this link here for free;




A Must: GFDW 2013 POP UP Exhibition Salon at the Movenpick Hotel Accra from 11th -12th October 2013

Fashion News! gain FREE Access to GFDW 2013 PoPuP Exhibition Salon at the Movenpick Hotel Accra. On 11th & 12th OCT. Discover international designers, find unique items for your wardrobe and home. Buy special gifts for your special friends!

The opportunity for buyers to discover new collections and interact with various creative businesses under one roof.

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Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: As you all know I’ve been championing Ghana Fashion & Design Week since its fabulous launch last year –and this year is no different!!

At the very top of its game –team GFDW have paid their dues and it shows in their precision work ethics, excellent style and eye for detail, fabulous designers, fantastic exhibition and the way they execute their plans. But it wasn’t easy –Ghana’s fashion industry is just taking off after all…

Also, it was such a shame that Ghana based media didn’t pay this monumental event the respect due –or cover it the way it should have.

In fact it took the likes of publication du jour --Vogue Italia, Marie Claire S.A, the Guardian Newspaper UK, top international bloggers and New African Woman to cover the event before Ghana’s media cottoned on –why?

As for sponsorship –it was evident that Ghanaian owned businesses bar Sacha Okoh’s SO Aesthetic, unlike big luxury brands including Moet and Chandon, Virgin Atlantic, Blackberry and Porsche –didn’t understand how huge this event was –or just what it was doing for Ghana –globally.

I was surprised the various high-commissions based in Accra and Ghana’s very own Tourist Board or Authority or what have you didn’t feel the need to come on board in some way, because what Ghana fashion and design week has achieved in a year -Ghana’s tourist Board has failed to do since its inception –what a shame. 

I have the upmost respect for Ghana Fashion & Design Week’s founders, Ohemaa Shadders ( and Daryl Rita Osekreh, –they have the talent, connections and dare I say it –the patience to make Ghana’s fashion industry great and we must celebrate them and support them.

My prayers this year –yep GFDW is fast approaching, is that Ghana’s growing fashion icons, celebrities, its ladies-who-lunch, its it girls, socialites and ‘first ladies’ will grace this event and the front-row, that local and international retail buyers will be aplenty and the various collections will be bought by high-end boutiques from around the world.  But mostly, that Ghana’s industry movers and shakers will get behind this fabulous, professional must-event; be it financially, support or promotion and help GFDW to continue to shine –and put Ghana on the map.

We can no longer be content to be ‘bush’ people. We must accept Ghana is a member of the Global Village –and the world is watching and fashion is a multi billion dollar industry that sustains millions. Anyway, how fabulous are the big international brands sponsoring or collaborating with GFDW? Remember Ghana fashion & Design Week is taking place between 11th -13th October 2013 at the Movenpick Hotel Accra and tickets are available from:

Remember that the 2-day innovative Fashion Business seminars are free but you must reserve your tickets via:

The exhibition which is a fabulous platform, showcasing established and new brands is also free. For more information about Ghana Fashion & Design Week visit:


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