Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Blackberry to sponsor Ghana Fashion & Design Week

Blackberry to sponsor Ghana Fashion & Design Week

Jul '12
Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) is a contemporary international platform envisioned to direct, lead and promotes both emerging and established designers to a global audience.

GFDW brings together creatively talented fashion and accessories designers in Ghana, and in the Diaspora alongside international designers, to showcase their collections to local and international retail buyers, Africa’s neo-fashion consumers, influential press, media, and fashion savvy celebrities.

The event incorporates outstanding display of fashion shows and a creative Exhibition hub that gives fashion and creative businesses in Ghana, and across the globe the opportunity to exhibit their collections and related creative business services alongside the catwalk shows.

The organisers of GFDW have announced BlackBerry as Principal Sponsor for the event to take place in Accra Ghana at the Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel on 5th-7th October 2012.

BlackBerry, the ultimate fashion accessory for busy trendsetters, joins a list of renowned sponsors of the event, including luxury brands such as Porsche, Moet & Chandon and L’Oreal Paris. Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry solution, is proud to be part of the Ghana Fashion & Design Week. The sponsorship is a perfect fit for RIM since the latest BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets offer the perfect balance between elegance and functionality.

Ranging from the accessible to aspirational – BlackBerry products offer a blend of great aesthetics and the latest technology for busy people on the move. This partnership will allow BlackBerry users to interact and get closer than ever before to the emerging trends of 2013 collections as they unfold at the event.

Prior to Ghana Fashion & Design Week starting October 2012, BlackBerry users will have an exclusive opportunity to engage and interact through BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), giving them opportunities to win tickets to catwalk shows.

L’Oreal’s Dark and Lovely hair range has been named the Official Hair Styling and Product Sponsor of this year’s Fashion Week. In addition, SO Aesthetic Ghana luxury cosmetic range is the Official Sponsor for the Make-up and beauty treatments, GFDW are pleased to see two highly regarded brands step into this role during fashion week.

These additions are massive opportunity for Ghana fashion industry to revive, thrive, and expand its standing as a fashion contender as the rest of the world.

GFDW’s mission is to provide global journalistic coverage of the fashion event, partnering with a selection of influential press and media to give participants the global exposure they deserve. GFDW is pleased to collaborate with both international and Local Media partners such as Vogue Italia, New African Woman Magazine, FAB Magazine, Fashion 101 TV Ghana, Shadders Africa, as well as press coverage from VOA – Voiceof America, and more to be announced.

Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 24th Jul 2021

5.2 lakh Zimbabwean homes to gain from Pfumvudza cotton inputs scheme

At least 520,000 households in the marginalised zones of Zimbabwe...

Pic: Lanzatech

Textiles | On 24th Jul 2021

US' LanzaTech, Lululemon to make yarn from recycled carbon emissions

LanzaTech has joined hands with Lululemon athletica, an athletic...

Pic: HOdo Group

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jul 2021

Chinese apparel firm HOdo exports carbon-offset clothing

Apparel brand HOdo has claimed producing and exporting China’s first...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Biggest learning was adaptability

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Good tidings expected for textile industry

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Shivaani Jain,

Shivaani Jain

Established in 2015, Once Upon A Trunk is a one-stop-shop with almost...

Simone Morgante,

Simone Morgante

Based out of Como, Italy, and with technological expertise of nearly 70...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Brad Holschuh, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Brad Holschuh
Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Design of...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah &amp; Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search