In Ghana, folklore celebrates African fashion during an intimate dinner

Last week, the African fashion world was in turmoil as The Folklore Group, the leading trading company licensing African and black brands to global markets, held its first Fashion Dinner in Accra, Ghana.

Taking place at The Mix, in the heart of the bustling Osu suburb of Accra, the Folklore Dinner in Accra hosted a wide range of fashion industry players including designers, stylists, celebrities and publishers. The chic restaurant doubles as an innovative event space and design hub. The party’s attendees came out in full force, dressed in their most elegant outfits, ready to dine and push the needle forward. Guests at the evening included musical artist Jidenna, founder of cult beauty brand Topicals Olamide Ayomikun Olowe, and New York Magazine social editor Nana Agyemang.

Folklore founder and CEO, Amira Rasool.

“We intended to develop our brand partners in Ghana because the talent here is so fresh and has yet to receive the same recognition as designers in other African countries.”

Amira Rasool,
Founder and CEO, The Folklore Group

“Hosting our first event in Accra is a special moment for me. I have traveled to many African countries, but Ghana is the one that makes me feel most at peace and at home. said Amira Rasool, Founder and CEO of The Folklore Group in her keynote. For Rasool, hosting the dinner in Accra meant spotlighting the often underrepresented wealth of fashion talent in Ghana and the African continent at large.

“We intended to develop our brand partners in Ghana because the talent here is so fresh and has yet to receive the same recognition as designers in other African countries,” Rasool explained. “There are so many parties and fun in December in Accra and we wanted to contribute to this special time by bringing together an intimate group of African and Diaspora designers, media executives, musicians, stylists and entrepreneurs to celebrate each other and spark collaboration.”

Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner of gourmet African dishes including Pink Garri and Squid, Chicken Yassa and more paired with fine wines. Between classes, there were lively and lively conversations, as participants discussed the latest trends and shared their thoughts on ways to grow the African fashion industry through partnerships and collaboration.

Discover our exclusive images, photographed by Desire Appau.

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