Though the maiden edition of FASHION ICON AWARDS that was held on Saturday, 6th of September, 2014, at the plush La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra, has come and gone, the fact remains that it left participants with such a memorable moments of glitz and glamour; celebration of African wears, models and music.
The event which was graced by the crème de la crème in fashion, entertainment industry and other dignitaries like the distinguished British High Commissioner, UNAIDS Country Director – Girmay Haile, King of Igbo in Ghana – Chuks Ihenetu, Vlisco brand ambassador – Eugenia Tachie-Menson, Nana Tiaah Darkoa I, and Ministry of Tourism representative.
Among other notable celebs who made appearance at the event are Selassie Ibrahim, Ruff-n-Smooth, DKB, Praye, Elikem, Sell among others.
Though the event started hours behind schedule, as it is part of majority of events organizers in Accra, it was however rated as one of the most loaded events of 2014, because when it finally kicked off, it was an amazing unveiling of African wears with fusion of the best of music, comedy like never before.
The Red Carpet saw different array of apparels. It had a colourful ambiance of excellence. Before then, all VVIP attendees were treated to a Limousine ride, which added glitz to the glamour of the evening.
Fashion parade with the likes of Allan David Collection, House of Eccentric and Mina Evans, also added some sparkles to the event while ChrisKata and her fellow hype man- Merqury Quaye from Sound City Ghana handled proceedings all night long.
Artistes that performed included Wiyaala Noella, Sala, Chemphe, Alberto. Rib cracking comedians likeHogan, Baba Spirit and Elaff all kept the mood alive.
Who won what at Fashion Icon Awards…
Lifetime Achievement Award – Mawuli Kofi Okudzeto
Male Model of the year – Raphael Tetteh
Female Model of the year – Julee Djoulde Bocoum
Male Personality of the year – Chris Attoh
Female Personality of the year – Beatrice Arthur
Accessory Brand of the Year – Sa4a Designs
Brand of the Year – Duaba Serwa
Contribution to Fashion [Organization] – Radford University College
Contribution to Fashion [Textile] – Vlisco
Special Recognition Awards – Ernest O. Look and Fashiongh TV
Outstanding Achievement Award – Victoria Michaels
In an interview with the organizer of the event, Bashiru Wasiu Ayinde, on the objective of the event, he said: “the objective of this event is to celebrate Ghanaian fashion industry and the promoters of it. We believe that what you appreciate, doesn’t depreciate.”