Accra Fashion Week 2020 Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak
The Chilly Rainy edition of Accra Fashion Week 2020 which is set for March 26th-30th, has been postponed until October 1st-5th, 2020 due to the Corona Virus epidemic.
Although we are fully aware that Ghana at the moment is safe from the Corona Virus, we do not believe now will not be the best time to execute the event that hosts such a large attendance of international guests.
Accra Fashion Week today stands as a grand key event in tourism for Ghana, with over 100 foreign participants including guests from all over the world consistently in attendance.
The event, at times, hosting up to 30 countries on the runway in Ghana, something that isn’t been done anywhere else. This year we were scheduled to host 16 foreign countries on the runway.
Unfortunately, 6 have pulled out due to uncontrollable circumstances in their home country, and a good number of the remaining designers from abroad are in fear to travel.
As Africa’s most popular fashion event, we believe it is our role to take full responsibility in consideration of our participants, guests and the nation as a whole to embrace safety first.
It will be of many regrets to FashionGHANA.com and a damaging cause to the Accra Fashion Week brand if the event is to play any role in the contribution towards the spread of the Corona Virus, especially in Accra, Ghana. The decision was concluded after many discussions with the remaining participating designers, of which all decided to postpone the showcase to October was preferable..