Tie and Dye
July 16, 2020

Vlisco Fashion Fund

Passion for Fashion
Being invited to any Vlisco Fashion event I am not going to say no. So kindly accepted my invite by Eugenia one of the judges to the final Fashion Fund 2022 event on Wednesday 24th August. So, this was a great opportunity to select an outfit I have not worn before but had for a long time chillin. The event took place at Pearly Gates in East Legon, Accra. The venue had been transformed into a bright, nature looking, elegant fashion room. As soon as you entered the room the sound of a jazz musician welcomed you to your seat. Lucky to get front row to enjoy the show.

(Eugenia Tachie-Menson – judge)

Vlisco
Since 1846 Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing over 350,000 modern and traditional African inspired fabrics, made with a technique derived from Indonesian Batik, designed in the Netherlands for African Women worldwide.   The specially crafted fabrics – Wax Hollandais, Super-Wax and Java.

Fashion Fund 2022
The Vlisco Fashion Fund started in 2013 and supports emerging designers and tailors who are in the process of establishing a career in the fashion industry. Designers become exposed to a network of creative expertise, obtain knowledge that will open doors and opportunities. They gain support with strengthening their skills and developing their own fashion labels in Central and West Africa.

Nominees sit through interviews and sewing test. Produce 5 outfits with donated Vlisco fabric and funds in addition to create a photography campaign to be presented to International judges. Congratulations to all the finalists who were shortlisted from over 400 applications. 

Fashion Show
Chrystal Kwame-Aryee was the MC for the night.

There was 3 finalists Deladem Midekor, Austin Nortey and Rukaya Halidu

Each finalist showcased 5 designs during the fashion show. Bold elegant colourful creative styles that had attention to detail. 

(Design by Austin Nortey)

(Designs by Rukaya Halidu)

I was also impressed with the models hair styles.

Sisterhood – fashion behaviour
It was a pleasure to attend amongst members of the Sisterhood who all looked stunning – we turned up. Our presence was definitely noticed throughout the show as we cheered on all the finalists and danced the night away and had our own mini fashion show with complimentary drinks and canape.


 

And the winner is?
Each finalist received a prize and the winner additionally won a 1 week master class from a tailor academy in Netherlands.

Second Runner Up: Rukaya Halidu received 2000 euro. (IG: abillahruky)
First Runner Up: Austin Nortey received 3000 euro. (IG: nakus_brand)
Winner: Deladem Midekor received 5000 euros. IG maisonmidekor 

 

Congratulations to all finalists who each presented their unique styles in a creative way. A fun night out amongst creatives and The Sisterhood – Accra. 


bless Sister E

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