The W.E.B Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Accra, in collaboration with the Fashion Department of Accra Technical University, will from May 18-19 host an African Fashion Show and Craft Bazaar.
The event is being held in commemoration of the African Union (AU) Week under the theme “Sustaining Africa’s Authentic Fashion and Clothing Industry”
Officials say the objective of the programme is to promote the “African Fashion, Clothing and Textile Industry, as well as, providing a platform for the Final Year Students of the Fashion and Design Department of Accra Technical University to showcase their creative designs as part of their academic assessment.
“It is an event which is strategically designed and crafted to give a platform for the African Fashion, Clothing and Creative Arts Industry as well as the general public to engage in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.”
Some One Thousand (1,000) people including Government officials, Diplomatic Missions, Pan Africanists, Trade groups, Students, Cultural groups, and Craft Vendors are expected to attend.
The official launch will be performed by the Hon Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Madam Catherine Ablema Afeku on Day One; Friday May 18, at 9.00am. It will be followed by an Exhibition and Craft Bazaar, which would continue the next day till 6.00pm.
The two-day event will be climaxed by a Fashion show by the Accra Technical University Fashion Department.