Twenty-five-year-old Belinda Ofori has been adjudged leader of a 2017 Vlisco Fashion Fund, an beginning that invests in a African conform universe and empowerment of women by ancillary arriving tailors and designers.
Belinda, an alumna of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design, exhibited a high turn of creativity in regulating Vlisco fabric to win a judges’ votes and emerged a altogether leader from 50 portfolio submitted and 7 other finalists.
She was presented with a esteem of GH ¢20,000 and an enrolment into a Vlisco masterclass during a rite hold during a Accra Mall Vlisco shop.
Belinda’s aim is to see people demonstrate themselves by her concepts of designs.
She voiced her appreciation to Vlisco, her friends and family for ancillary her.
Belinda has worked in code plan and calm development, and she is now prepared for her conform tag ‘Turquoise’, that will be upheld by Vlisco.
Araba Akompi, CEO of Stylista_GH, and Eugenia Techie-Menson, educationist 2014 Vlisco ambassador, representing a four-member judging panel, voiced their compensation during a turn of creativity exhibited by a finalists and speedy them to keep doing what they adore best.
Interacting with NEWS-ONE, Stephen Badu, Marketing Director of Vlisco Ghana, settled that Vlisco believes in formulating a height that connects Africa’s conform talent, creativity with a believe and activities of a code in a African and tellurian context.
Explaining a criteria for selection, he pronounced in a initial round, 43 applications were delicately evaluated, out of that 8 possibilities were comparison and asked to make a cocktail outfit regulating Vlisco fabric.
The outfit was ragged by a indication and presented to a jury on that they done their judgment.
Mr Badu forked out that Vlisco would continue a attribute with a other finalists in ancillary them in a tour of conform design.
The Vlisco birthright is utterly distinct any other. Since 1846, Vlisco has been formulating singular textiles famous as Wax Hollandais, or Dutch Wax. These textiles are loving for their particular designs, colours and polish effects. A special polish process, that originates from elaborate batik techniques, ensures that each centimetre of fabric is truly unique. Vlisco is a usually code still formulating authentic Dutch polish today.
“Each of the fabrics stands as an fast symbol of loyal Dutch craftsmanship,” he added.