Buzzing Ghanaian fashion designer, Sheila Boateng has finally brought her successful Afro-glam brand, N’Kya, from the UK to Ghana with a launch ceremony that showcased two of her collections, ‘Bedazzled’ and ‘Dawn’ at the Obuasi Suite of the Labadi Beach Hotel recently.
‘Bedazzled’ is an existing collection which has been brought over from London and updated to fit the new surroundings. It features bold reds, blues and yellows as well as embellishments for maximum impact. ‘Dawn’ is an entirely new collection, symbolizing a new phase or rebirth of N’kya Designs. Lace detailing is key to most pieces as well as the signature combination of wax print fabrics with other textures.
Sheila Boateng launched the brand in 2007 in London but has always sourced materials from Ghana and now has finally made a permanent move back to the country she loves and knows. The launch in Ghana was a private showing which took place with lots of fashionable guests in attendance. There was a poetry reading to start the show off which was later followed by a live performance by Stars of the Future winner and singer, Bertha whiles the models sauntered down the catwalk wearing pieces from the ‘Dawn’ collection.
Selected pieces from both collections were auctioned off with the highest bid of the night, GH¢1000 on a chiffon top and African wax print skirt with lace ruffles down the center. There was also a purchase of 4 dresses by an anonymous guest, which were given to 4 lucky ladies that graced the stage to dance Azonto.
Models on the night were provided by Spice Model Agency, Ghana, with makeup by Nana Yaa Pokua Berko. Photography on the night was by Casare among others. The event was sponsored by Orient Express Enterprise, Vidal Enterprise and FashionMist.
Sheila Boateng commented: “N’kya Designs has erupted on to Accra’s fashion scene and is ready to blow people away.”
Source: Ameyaw Debrah