Vlisco&co Launch Ghana edition
The event was hosted by Vlisco and Nsimba Valene at Untamed Empire. Apart from Vlisco director David Suddens and Creative Director Zara Atelj, other guests of honour where award-winning blogger and stylist Afua Rida, head of ‘Fashion Forum Ghana’ Makeba Boateng, ‘An African City’ actress Maame Adjei and ‘Miss Universe Ghana’ Ruth Quashi. The young and very well-dressed local fashion audience, that felt like a fresh and inspiring creative network, was warmly welcomed by Anita Erskine.
After the power-woman and media mogul shared her excitement about the new young initiative Vlisco&co, singer Adina Thembi entertained the audience with a mind-blowing performance. Where after tv-personality and MC Chris Kata continued to host the rest of the programme, and with her grace and wit, energised the guests for a magical evening.
Fashion designers Ushie and House of Paòn showcased their new collections. Their approach to work with Vlisco fabrics in combination with a mix of different fabric qualities was positively surprising. Their stunning interpretations of classic and modern Vlisco designs, resonated with the young and stylish audience.
What we saw was all in the details. The drawings of the fabric designs were well aligned with their creations’ shapes, which resulted in remarkable fashion pieces. The fabrics were often complemented by surprising contrasting elements such as swinging flappers, velour, lace and embroidery. Many looks featured details that enhanced and emphasized a new side of the powerful female silhouette. Think of peplums, ruffles, flares, boxy shoulders, just to name a few. To top it all off, the looks were accessorized with bold jewellery, designed by celebrity stylist Kelvin Vincent, that made the fashion creations pop.
House of Paòn
Modern, wild and free is how fashion designer of House of Paòn would describe the collection he showcased during the Vlisco&co event in Ghana. Watch the interview now and discover his inspiration for the collection and his creative fashion inspiration.
Talented fashion designer Ushie, founder of the eponymous brand, created a powerful and royal collection with Vlisco fabrics for the Vlisco&co event in Ghana. Watch the video to discover how working with Vlisco fabrics unlocked his creativity.
The first ever Vlisco&co event in Ghana made Fashion Stylist and Accessory Designer Kelvin Vincent come out of his shell to create bold, handmade jewellery for the fashion show that showcased fashion designers Ushie and House of Paon’s collections. Watch the interview to find out what inspired him to make these pieces of jewellery.