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Charity Meets Fashion for Ghana’s Health – UKGCC Raises Funds For UGMC With 1st Royal Ascot Ladies Day Commemoration In Ghana
The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC), a member- based trade association that promotes bilateral trade between the UK and Ghana, has raised funds to support the establishment of a clinical trials unit at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. The UKGCC raised the funds while commemorating the first Royal Ascot Ladies Day Event in Ghana at the Polo Court Gardens, Accra.
Ascot, one of Britain’s most well-known racecourses, holds a special week of races in June each year called the Royal Ascot, attended by Her Majesty the Queen. This week has become Britain’s most popular race meeting, welcoming over 300,000 visitors all dressed in their finest attire.
The UKGCC’s version of the Ladies Day , co-hosted by Ace presenter and radio and Television personality, Nathaniel Attoh, and Ghanaian actress, Sika Osei, paid homage to this iconic British tradition.
As a charity fundraiser, all proceeds from ticket and raffle sales will be donated to the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA MEDICAL CENTRE (UGMC) MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTRE (MSRC) FUND RAISING COMMITTEE.
Executive Director of the UKGCC, Adjoba Kyiamah, remarked that “The UGMC MSRC was chosen because given the backdrop of the recent global pandemic, now more than ever, we need more clinical trials in our country to help identify the best treatment for diseases in our environment. The UGMC’s work, in undertaking research, will discover new treatments, methods and procedures to improve the health status of Ghanaians, Africans and the world and so we must support their efforts.”
Dr. Chris Owoo, Clinical Lead, Ghana Infectious Disease Centre, Ga East and member of the UGMC MSRC Board, expressed gratitude to the UKGCC for organising the charity fundraiser and added that as the first purpose built clinical trials centre in Ghana, the unit will research both foreign and locally manufactured (including plant-based) drugs.
“The opportunity to invest in the health of our present and our future population is now and what we do at the moment will determine where we will be when we have another pandemic or other disease conditions that continue to plague us”.
He appealed to other organisations and individuals to support the establishment of the centre, slated to be completed by the end of this year, and drive the change the country needs.
The 1st Royal Ascot Ladies Day Experience in Ghana concluded on a high note with memorable highlights that included
Chalé Socks ‘Athletics Collection’ Designed for People with Active Lifestyle
The new Chalé Socks Athletics Collection is an active wear range carefully designed for people with active lifestyles.
The pieces seek to capture the competitive spirit of Africa into an active wear piece and provides an alternative to already established and well-known brands.
Chalé Athletics is made up of three pieces, the MaskMan X, Chalé WVS and Chalé WVS ankle socks and with plans to introduce new designs seasonally. MaskMan X comes in yellow and black while the Chalé WVS waves comes in black and off-white. The ankle comes in off-white, beige, black colours.
With seamless and quality ribbed knit design, the Athletics collection promises to provide and make all who wear it enjoy comfort, unmatched style, and optimum all-round performance.
Kurtis Kudjo, Designer and Co-founder at Chalé Socks shared that “it is our intention to compete in the global market of athletic socks and we are making a bold statement with the launch of our Athletics Collection.”
Every piece in the Chalé Athletics Collection is composed of 75% cotton, 20% polyester, 5% spandex and features Signature WVS insignia print to the side/Signature MASKMAN™ X insignia embroidery, CHALÉ logo print to the side.
Chalé Socks is a Ghanaian brand offering culturally inspired socks while telling stories of strong African heritage. The brand is inspired by the creative exploits of the people of Agotime-Kpetoe, a weaving community in the Volta region of Ghana. Chalé Socks are made for people who not only choose to walk or run their own path but are also willing to ensure others have the opportunity to do the same.
Every purchase of a Chalé Socks goes to support the brand’s “OneChalé Project “ which gives back to children in creative but underprivileged communities.
Products of Chalé Socks can be purchased via website www.chalesocks.com and also stocked in Ghana at LokkoHouse, Wild Gecko, Naya by Africa and The Lotte. In South Africa at AfricaRise, in Germany: Akuas Family, AfroSchick, USA: Adorn Me Africa, IndigoStyle Barbados: Afro.disiak.
Contact: +233 302906839 WhatsApp: +233 558738540 Instagram: @chalesocks
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Nana Kofi Asihene Is Hitting His Stride
It would be impossible to tell the story of Nana Kofi Asihene’s career without moving across multiple mediums. As a designer, filmmaker, and creative director Asihene’s influence on the creative industry is impressively multi-faceted. But to hear him tell it, the journey has only just began and the only way is up.
Nana Kofi Asihene’s love for fashion and the creative field started very early when he would either go to the library in Accra Central and read old fashion and style magazines or buy them from the back stalls of the Odorna Station in Circle. Perusing those pages gave him an eye for the arts. His foray into creating was nurtured while studying Visual Arts in Accra Academy and the creative process crystallised while getting a Diploma in Fine Art from the Ultimate School of Art.
The arts gets a bad rap in Ghana, however, coming from a family of creatives like Theodosia Okoh and T-Michael, Nana Asihene always knew what was possible with art.
He spent the following years getting a degree in Textiles from KNUST and setting himself up for a career as a fashion designer. He won the British Council International Young Fashion Entrepreneur and was a finalist at the Redds Fashion Design Awards. He apprenticed for Jimi Delaja Couture and started his own fashion line. His young fashion line would set him in the path of the late Kofi Ansah who became a mentor.
Then came the pivot into the visual medium. As a student in KNUST, he had dabbled in making music videos. Therefore, it became easy to direct music videos for musicians who needed them. He helped shape the music video industry in Ghana.
In the last decade, he formed NKACC, a brands and communication company, where he is the Creative Director and Lead Consultant. He has worked with brands such as Tullow Oil, Old Mutual, Dalex Swift, Vodafone Ghana, KFC Ghana among others.
To talk to Asihene is to have a conversation about film, photography, business strategy, and fashion. The depth of his knowledge and experience is an unending well. He has helped shape a lot of businesses’ brand identity, creative culture, advertising campaigns and brand communication goals. Gaining an MBA adds another layer to the knowledge he dispenses.
Exploring where he wanted to go, he created the Nana Asihene Design Studio. This is the product design studio, that focuses on user centric design, African craftsmanship and aesthetics. The ethos is rooted in the essential characteristic of African art being both aesthetic and functional
Having 20 years experience in any industry is not a cake walk. However, for Asihene this is the time to build and harness all those years of experience to position him as a creative consultant who helps brands and organisations build strong emotional connections with their audience through strategic creative communication.
This is a full circle moment for Asihene as he gets ready to launch his new collection. It is only right for him to enter into his new era paying homage to his first love, fashion. His attention to detail is evident in this collection. The clothes by their very nature are not at all timid; they are simple in cut but not in impact.
“When you’re a perfectionist like I am, no matter what you do, you never really feel satisfied or that it was perfect enough,” he says. “That’s one of the things that drives me, I always feel there is something more to do”
Larry Jay makes debut international catwalk showcase in Switzerland
With a few new pieces added to the recently launched ‘Soyayya – “Love” – Collection’, master craftsman, Jafaru Mohammed of Larry Jay, made a strong showing at the Fashion Trunk Show during the African Fashion Night event held at the Kunsthaus Zürich, an art museum in Zürich, Switzerland a couple of weeks ago.
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Presented in bold orange and blues, Larry Jay’s unisex outfits, mostly created using Northern fugu fabric, elicited much applause from the eclectic audience during the catwalk show.
Photos by Stefan Heesch, Nordfriisk Photography
Digital creator, Racheal Abbey introduces new women’s fashion line, Rae’s Collection
Young up-and-coming Ghanaian-born digital creator, Racheal Abbey is flexing her entrepreneurial muscles into the world of fashion. Her Rae’s Collection is all about women’s fashion and redefining the fashion space in the US. (more…)
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