Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Ghana: a new hope

So, my Ghanaian warriors may be out of the World Cup, but look at this: a fashion label inspired by the West African country. It’s a sartorial light in an otherwise dim tunnel, I would say. This dress (now sold …

Mon, Jul 5, 2010, 10:00

   

So, my Ghanaian warriors may be out of the World Cup, but look at this: a fashion label inspired by the West African country. It’s a sartorial light in an otherwise dim tunnel, I would say.

This dress (now sold out) was featured in the May 2010 edition of Grazia – which, incidentally, is quite a good magazine in the fashion sense. It has nice, choppy pieces and picks out individual items that you can buy right now, much like Look does, but it does then turn into the usual woman-hating dirge by the last 15 pages – and is by Sika Designs.

The fabrics are all locally sourced and the designs themselves are produced in Ghana, and are at a reasonable price point – roughly £90 a pop – with lovely, Mad Men-esque shapes. Aside from the colourful printed fabrics, there are a few classic design shapes, such as:

I haven’t ordered anything from the website yet, so if you have, please let me know about your experience – good or bad – in the comments section . . .