Ghanaian fashion designer, Ophelia Crossland will be representing Ghana and the whole Africa at the 2019 Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou City, China.
This year’s theme for is “Weddings” and will feature works from high accomplished designers all over the world.
Ophelia Crossland was selected alongside 9 other designers from the UK, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea and Japan after a rigorous submission process in June of this year.
By this selection, she becomes the first Ghanaian designer to showcase at the event which attracts scores of tourists and culture enthusiasts from around the world.
“It gives me great joy and excitement to tell Ghana’s cultural story on such a platform,says the phenomenal designer, “I believe this is a matter of pride and honor for myself and the nation as a whole”
Ophelia Crossland uses the iconic Ghanaian Kente alongside very advanced techniques in fashion design to create the Qipao.
“For me Kente represents the country best and so when we were asked to take up the Qipao challenge, I had no option than to use the intricately woven Kente and it kept really well,” She added
The Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition begins on the 22nd Of September and will last for a month. It’s aim is to provide cross-boundary interactions between culture and tourism, tradition, fashion, art and life.
It is hosted by the China National Silk Museum, the leading fashion located close to the famous West Lake in Hangzhou, China. The Gallery is currently the only institution with a permanent fashion gallery in the world housing a collection of over 40,000 pieces of Western and Chinese textile productions spanning over 4000 years of human creativity.
Congratulations to her and the Ophelia Crossland team.