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Ghanaian Designer, Ozwald Boateng To Design Uniforms for British Airways.

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Ghanaian – British tailor Ozwald Boateng has been tasked with redesigning the uniforms for British Airways, following in the footprints of Julien MacDonald, the designer of the airline’s current uniform.

Boateng, who is known for bringing a modern contemporary twist to British institution and launched his first womenswear collection earlier this year, will be designing a collection for the airline’s 32,000 employees who wear a uniform as part of their role. This is for the crew to mark the company’s hundred-years of operation was published in a statement.

In a statement, British Airways stated that the OBE-honoured designer would be “working closely” with the airline’s employees throughout the development process, from shadowing them to understand their roles and how the uniforms need to perform, to design, testing and final delivery.

Breaking the information to the world, Ozwald wrote; “I am excited about creating the new uniform for such an iconic brand. I want to create a personalised experience between what I create and what the wearer experiences.” To make this one of the designs that will be remembered, he has vowed to create something iconic, which will first be tested by the crew, arrive at a conclusion before finally producing all the designs.

“I’m looking forward to taking a uniform and refining it into a collection.”

Apparently, this is one more great piece of accomplishment by an African.

Images: courtesy of British Airways

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Model of the Week – Kate Tachie-Menson

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This fierce, angular-faced art of a woman is Ghanaian. After winning the M-Net Face of Africa in 2008, Kate Menson announced her ambition to be the next African supermodel.

She’s been represented by agencies like SHINE GROUP – SOUTH AFRICA, ZONE MODELS, MUSE MANAGEMENT – NEW YORK.

She has also been on magazine Covers in Africa: ‘Mimi Magazine’ – November 2008, Ghana: ‘Canoe’, UK: ‘BlackHair’. And also in Fashion Shows like Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2009 {Gloria Wavamunno, Jewel by Lisa, Kluk CGDT, Lanre Da Silva, L’or d’Afrique by Auditions, Mekdi, Odio Mimonet}, Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2011 {Yeohlee} etc.

She is a well-spoken young lady, and just one of the many Africans who are creating a name for themselves.

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Thelma Azasoo, Is Currently In Egypt Ahead Of The 2018 Edition Of Top Model Of The World To Represent Ghana.

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Fast rising model from Ghana Thelma Azasoo, is currently in Hurghada, Egypt, ahead of the 2018 Top Model of the World, this time not to represent Ghana alone but West Africa

The young, beautiful, intelligent and talented model has so far received notable recognitions such as Photo Model of the Universe Ghana 2018, Princess of the Globe Ghana 2018, Princess of Africa and Miss Charm categories at Princess of The Globe which was held in Turkey earlier this year.

TOP MODEL OF THE WORLD is an annual event organized by the World Beauty Organization SA with participation from over 40 countries. This is one of the most prestigious and family-oriented competition in the world for models and offers great opportunities, this year’s edition is slated for 6th December to 16th December.

Thelma was sponsored by Amina Coue, First Choice Beauty and Hair, Mantse Impressions, Superman and SROK. The event will be hosted at Meraki Resort the first clubbing resort in the Middle East. Located in the heart of Hurghada with the biggest beach on the Red Sea (2.6km). MERAKI will capture the bohemian souls into an “all-in” experience.

The determinated amazing model has always had the winning spirit, aiming for things that would land her at the top.

“I am excited, it is a great honorand I will surely make Ghana, West Africa proud. Remember to stay locked on myofficial Instagram handle @miz_themy forall the scoop and updates in the coming weeks.” She said.

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IMAGES: Ghana’s Most Beautiful 2017 Queen Zeinab Graduates From The University

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Ghana’s most beautiful 2017 Queen Zeinab Abdul Mumin has successfully completed the University of Development Studies.

The 23-year-old Queen said goodbye to the school after four years of studying Developmental Education and graduated with a Second class upper.

She was also awarded by Dean, Faculty of Education for Creativity and Innovation with a special citation which applauds her for using her crown to Educate the masses on Maternal Mortality.

In an interview, she said her ambition is to unite Ghana under one umbrella to promote the beautiful culture with peace and prosperity in order to achieve developmental goals.

“My ambition is to unite Ghana under one umbrella to promote the beautiful culture with peace and prosperity in order to achieve developmental goals. My immediate goal and mission for the crown are to address maternal health and mortality in her home region. I majored in college in developmental education. I will use my training to help encourage and educate mothers, midwives, and maternity health personnel in modern medical practices, which can reduce maternal mortality and promote maternal and child health. I bring a team of supporters and organizations with me to accomplish this most worthy task.” She said.

In 2017 Ms Zeinab, registered the Ma Yurlim Foundation in to serve as the primary vehicle to undertake all projects under her auspices related to reducing maternal mortality and promoting child health in Northern Ghana.

Ms Zeinab on November 19, 2017, at the Accra International Conference Center, beat off a stiff challenge from other beautiful ladies to emerge the winner of the prestigious GMB.

The gorgeous Zeinab went home with the bragging right, dragging along the enviable and coveted Crown in an Erata Motors sponsored KIA Sportage, chauffeured from Accra to the Northern region with GHS12,000 cash.

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Duaba Serwaa (Designer Of The Week)

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Nelly Hagan-Aboagye is the initiator behind Duaba Serwaa. A womenswear brand that mergers texture, comfort, yet elegant and refined. Nelly had started the brand as a jewellery wear brand and soon expanded into clothing.

A successful clothing line plus participation in international fashion runways like the Mercedes Benz fashion week in Johannesburg, Milan’s fashion night out. The brand boasts a strong African colour and design scheme, showcased in the print choice and unique shapes and figures.
The brand is the architype of class and grace, with effortless fusion of tradition and trends and colour palette that is bright and commands attention. Nelly was connected with the ethical fashion initiative.

She was mentored in Burkina Faso where she learnt about the ethical fashion process. There to mentor her were the likes of Franca Sozzani, Simonetta Gianfelici and the Ethical Fashion Initiative team.

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