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Ralph Lauren Receives An Honorary Knighthood From The United Kingdom

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After 50 years in business and countless accolades, Ralph Lauren has just received the most prestigious yet. Announced today, Lauren has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a title bestowed on him by Queen Elizabeth II. Lauren becomes the first American fashion designer to be recognized by the Her Majesty with an honorary knighthood and joins the ranks of fellow Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angela Ahrendts.

There are few as deserving of the honorary title as Mr. Lauren, who with his life and career in fashion epitomizes not only the American Dream, but an international success story. Born in 1939 in the Bronx, Lauren first studied business at Baruch College and then joined the U.S. Army before establishing his fashion company in 1967. At the start, he sold just ties to Bloomingdale’s, but quickly expanded into menswear and tailoring, with womenswear collections following. In 1972, he revolutionized ideas of casual wear and branding with his polo shirt, which featured a logo above the left breast. When he offered it in 17 color ways, you could say history was made.

But he didn’t stop there. In the decades since, Lauren has been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic teams, of the US Open, and of Wimbledon for decades counting. He’s dressed movie stars on the red carpet and in films like The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall. During Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, he was her clothier of choice. Clinton, plus many more A-listers besides, turned up at his Fall 2018 anniversary show, held at Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain. Homages have been paid in the streets and in the skatepark, most recently via a collaboration with the British skate brand Palace. But perhaps nowhere is Lauren more celebrated than within the fashion world itself. At the 2018 CFDA Awards, Lauren received the first-ever Members Salute, where designers from Donna Karan to Alexander Wang explained the influence Lauren’s brand had on their lives and careers.

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Photos: Ghanaian Watchmaker Launches Global Standard Watch Brand.

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Caveman watches, a wholly owned Ghanaian watch manufacturing company launches on 12/12/18. Speaking with the CEO of Caveman and TimepieceGh, Mr Anthony Dzamefe, the recently awarded Emerging Youth Innovator at Ghana Youth Event Awards 2018, he said he chose to launch CAVEMAN on 12/12/18 because not only is it his birthday but also because the journey to get here have been filled with adversity. He therefore considers the launch as a gift to himself and to all Ghanaians and also as a reminder and assurance that if you want to, you can.

Before Caveman, there was TimepieceGh, which Mr Dzamefe started in 2015, with just GHC50. He started this company because he wanted to buy a watch and it was so expensive, but rather than just complain about how much the watch cost, it birthed a curiosity in him to delve deeper into what made quality watches so special and expensive, this led to an idea at the back of his mind that one day he will love to make watches of his own. He realized that he needed to start from somewhere though, so he begun by doing the unglamorous things, like hawking watches at car parks and the mall and in front of offices etc.

One major thing Mr Dzamefe noticed during this time was the fact that all the watches he was selling, none was manufactured in Africa nor owned by Africans, so after settling in a shop in 2017/2018, he took the next step and enrolled in an online Swiss watch making course. This led to him making handmade leather straps and also the repairing of broken-down watches from there he started making wall clocks from discarded wood. He affectionately named the clocks WOODPERKER, which has all led to 12/12/18, the unveiling of CAVEMAN.

Why CAVEMAN though? Why not something more sophisticated like all other watches? According to Mr Anthony he drew and still draws a lot of inspiration from sophisticated originality, durability, and natures presence in the works of the prehistoric caveman, and therefore decided to build a brand that will have these values and be a constant reminder for us to be limitless and achievers’ whiles keeping in touch with our origins. In short, a brand that will be known for its hand made durability and will deliver everything it promises.

CAVEMAN watches will start selling on 12/12/18, you can visit their website www.cavemanwatches.com or their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram: cavemanwatches to place your orders. The amazing part is you only make payment on delivery after carefully inspecting the product to ensure its what you ordered for.

If you want to be remembered, then your wrist need a CAVEMAN watch, CAVEMAN, BE REMEMBERED.

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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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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong Launches Clothing Line FRIMPONG SPORTSWEAR.

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Not everyone is a world-class athlete, but now everyone can dress like one.

Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s first Skeleton Olympian and just the second Winter Olympian in the country’s history, is proud to announce the Frimpong clothing line.

The clothing line accessible online at shop.Frimpong.comuses traditional Ghanaian patterns that represent the roots and upbringing of Akwasi Frimpong. It allows fans to enjoy comfortable and high-quality clothing that uses the latest sporting technology.

Those who purchase from the line also get to show their support for Akwasi as he prepares for the Winter Olympics of Beijing 2022 where he will carry the hopes and aspirations of the entire continent of Africa in what his team has termed online as #HopeOfABillion.

The idea for the clothing line came from a lack of clothing sponsorships and the need to pay for training and competition costs, “so everyone who buys the clothing will be helping Akwasi achieve his goal of stepping onto the medal podium and being the Hope of a Billion underdogs who were told they could not achieve their dreams,” said team Akwasi Frimpong.

Fans can visit the website shop.Frimpong.com and order their Frimpong Sportswear for men and women. Selections include Hope of a Billion items as well.

Akwasi’s journey to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is a long one, but you can now become a part of it! For more information send email to [email protected].

Source: Frimpong Sportswear

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Stormzy Outdoors His Own Collections With Adidas.

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Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., better known by his stage name Stormzy, a Ghanaian but UK based artist collaborates with Adidas to outdoor his clothing line. 

The English grime artist, singer and rapper yesterday, announced the grand collaboration on his Instagram page saying he is excited about his collection and the reflective Tracksuit drops in London stores tomorrow. 

Excited to release my first ever collection with @adidasOriginals, the reflective Tracksuit drops in London stores tomorrow. Full collection out November 30th in the UK! #MERKY, #adidasOriginalsbyStormzy 🇬🇧🌍.” Shared by stormzy on his Instagram page with a picture of him rocking one of the collections.

Congratulations to the one time MOBO award winner on this feat and we at Georgebritton.com wish him all the best.

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