Ghana: Bluecrest School of Fashion and Design Showcase Skills

BlueCrest School of Fashion and Design, a leading fashion school in Ghana, held the 8th edition of its Graduate Student Fashion Show in Accra.

The fashion and design school, which began with the primary goal of empowering students through skills development programs in fashion and textiles last Saturday, graduated twenty-eight students from the World Trade Center.

The graduation ceremony called “ApasoAkasa,” meaning “Speaking with Scissors,” showcased different skills the students learned in school.

In a brief speech by the rector of BlueCrest University College, Dr. Sujith Jayaprakash said the fashion school has graduated over 5,000 designers in the past five years.

“The fashion and design school has produced several young entrepreneurs who can create more jobs, thus tackling Ghana’s unemployment problems to a lesser extent,” he said.

Dr. Sujith further stated that as one of the pioneers in the fashion education sector, he believed that the School of Fashion and Design had a responsibility to educate individuals and businesses about emerging fashion trends.

“I am happy to inform you that the School of Fashion and Design has introduced digital fashion illustration, digital clothing construction programs and other technology-focused programs,” he said. .

He also added that the school was working with international partners like the London School of Fashion, Capital University College and Inscape to provide students with exchange programs and internships.

A media expert and fashion designer, Mr. Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD), who was a special guest at the event, urged the graduates to understand how to use social media and its environment to market themselves globally.

“As a fashion designer and a graduate, you start your work with your family and your church, at least they should like and buy what you do. Also use social media to market what you do to differentiate yourself from the mediocre. as fashion professionals,” he said.

He praised the school for putting on such a glamorous show with more education and told those who learn to imitate their elders.

Mr. Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) received an ICON award and Odina Couture received an honorary award for their support to BlueCrest School of Fashion and Design and the fashion industry in Ghana.