Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani visited Accra recently and met up with legendary Ghanaian designer Kofi Ansah, and a group of young designers from the WEB-Young Designers Hub, a new association of local young fashion designers who hosted a private runway show of their collections in her honour.
Sozzani signed autographs and took pictures with the young designers and praised the work of local designers. She further advised the designers on creativity and how to gain recognition and credit for their work. I believe 2012 will be a year that every corner of the world will have no choice but will see more African prints being used, hear about African fashion shows and finally many will rock the garment like never before and not just as a trend. As for Ghana, 2012 will be an explosive one we will be attending Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) to support the movement.
Franca was in Ghana with iconic Italian designer, Roberto Cavalli. The duo were involved in several fashion related activities including a private fashion show with details yet to come out, before leaving to do similar activities in Nigeria.
by A. Debrah