Vlisco has announced Mina Korewaah Frempong from Ghana as the winner of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019.
The Vlisco Fashion Fund is a contest that launches emerging African fashion designers and their businesses based in Ghana, DRC Congo, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Nigeria, on a global scale along with African fashion designers living elsewhere in – or outside of – Africa entered to compete in the Global contestant category.
In 2019, one winner was selected from each of this year’s 6 participating countries, and one winner from the Global category.
The seven winners will each receive funding equivalent to €5,000, plus a two-week master class abroad.
How the winner was selected
More than 700 applications were submitted to the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2019. The VFF team meticulously reviewed the eligible applications, and then the jury panels conducted interviews in each country.
Based on the interviews, three nominees per country progressed to the next round. The remaining 21 nominees were given Vlisco fabrics and a budget.
The challenge: Create a collection of five outfits, a photoshoot, and a one-month deadline. During the last week in November, the juries reviewed the final collections and selected the seven country