The Ghanaian fashion industry is on fire right now and these are the 13 top designers who keep the wheels in motion and continue to put Ghana on the map in the world of fashion.
Talking about putting Ghana on the map, Ophelia Crossland became the first African designer to ever exhibit her works at the Swarovski Couture Infinity, one of the world’s big fashion platforms in Dubai.
The decade-old Award-winning fashion house has designed for some influential women in Ghana including former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, Mrs Joyce Bamford Addo, Joselyn Dumas and Nana Aba Anamoah.
Christie Brown infuses modernism into the traditional African aesthetic and that is what makes them so special and appealing.
The fashion brand has had immense international success with their genius fusion of couture and culture for the contempary African woman.
Majorie Harvey, TY Hunter, Jumoke Adenowo, Menaye Donkor, Lucy Quist, Gifty Osei-Baokye Bingley have all been spotted wearing something beautiful from the global brand.
The luxury fashion label has been making mighty waves in the bridal fashion scene of late.
Their gowns have become the go-to outfit for most prospective brides. Samira Bawumia, Ghana’s second lady has also upped the ante for this brand as she’s regularly seen in their pieces.
4. Chocolates by Kweku Bediako
Chocolate draws inspiration from the Ghanaian way of life and tailors the most incredible of shoes, sandals suits, blazers.
The brand has received major attention in the past few years due to their detailing and drive to become the best custom made menswear brand in Ghana.
They represented Ghana in Paris at the Passion for peace forum. Steve Harvey, Jidenna, Idris Elba and a bevy of Hollywood A-listers have had the rare occasion of strutting their melanin bodies in his garment
As the name suggests this one is for the men! This fashion house uses African print to design the most dapper shirts, ties and pants you’ve ever seen.
The designs infuse African culture and style, class and confidence to give the alpha male a debonair and distinguished African look.
Very popular among Ghana’s high society and elite, Shebybena delivers top-notch designs full of beauty and quality and infused with vibrant colors and patterns.
The label has made beautiful outfits for Ghanaian celebrities like Joselyn Dumas, Sandra Ankobiah, Jackie Appiah, Becca and Efya.
7. Velma’s Millinery & Accessories
Accessory design and hat-making is not for the faint-hearted and Velma Owusu-Bempah shows she has the heart and mind for it.
One of Ghana’s sole accessory designers, Velma’s Millinery and Accessories for many years has received raving reviews from many fashion lovers for the quality and creativity of her pieces.
CNN Africa featured the brand’s latest collection of fascinators coupled with the huge vote of confidence from celebrities such as Jackie Appiah, Sandra Ankobiah, Zynell Zuh and many others who are ardent lovers of her hats.
8. Ajoa Akwaboah
If you’re a fan of wedding photos on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across one of Ajoa Akwaobah’s striking designs.
The self-taught fashion designer has designed some of the most beautiful wedding dresses and other attires that have gone viral.
9. Ninteen57 By KOD
They say clothing makes a man and Ninteen57 by KOD reflects that adage quite well.
Nineteen57, a word and figurative play on Ghana’s independence year is a Pan-African menswear company creating spiffy and debonair apparels for ostentatious men and men of African descent.
For this design company spearheaded by Nana Kofi Okyere Darko, a leading Ghanaian Broadcaster, it has used their platform and initiative to successfully promote Ghanaian fashion through the ‘Rhythms On Da Runway’ show.
The latest edition comes off on the 31st of August at the Osu Christianborg Castle.
Brommon makes handmade Italian suits for men and seek to curate a wardrobe for the high-class man that is ready for any occasion or weather situation.
Notable clients include Sarkodie, Bola Ray, Stephen Appiah and Nathaniel Attoh.
11. Afriken By Nana
A protégé of the late designer, Kofi Ansah, Afriken By Nana embodies and manifests the creative genes of this illustrious Ghanaian but with a touch of his own individuality.
Afriken’s bold headwraps and silhouettes are its best secrets which have made them the preferred choice for daring women.
This year, they launched their wear Afriken project encouraging more women to wear made in Ghana dresses.
As for this Titular Ghanaian womenswear brand, it has proven to the world that big things come in small packages.
Its diffident creative director, Ezekiel is a ball of fashion creativity similar to Zac Posen in many ways.
He’s brilliant cuts and finishing has also caught the eyes of Mrs Bawumia, Efya,Yvonne Nelson, Becca and Serwaa Amihere
13. Atto Tetteh
Talented menswear designer, Ato Tetteh has created an iconic aesthetic strongly rooted in traditional African tailoring styles aimed at dressing middle and high-class Ghanaian men.