The graduate fashion show forms part of the requirements of the BSc Fashion Design programme.
It was originally designed to be held every year. However, the last two cohorts of graduate missed the opportunity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The maiden edition dubbed, ‘awakening’ was held in 2016.
This was followed by the 2nd edition dubbed ‘Rejuvenation’ in 2017, ‘Break-out’ in 2018 and ‘Reflections’ in 2019.
In line with the KNUST 70th anniversary celebrations, the department coined the theme: ‘Renaissance’.
According to the Head of Department of Industrial Art, Prof. Ebenezer Howard “It is meant to unearth creative talent of students to drive KNUST’S 70th anniversary celebration agenda”.
He called on the government to pay attention to indigenous art education to enhance employment opportunities.
“I am optimistic that, the country’s unemployment woes can be reduced to the barest minimum if the government gives priority to industrial and indigenous art education and industries within the production sector,” he said.
This year’s show saw about 60 undergraduate and postgraduate students exhibit excellent talents with innovative designs that meet international standards.
The dean of the faculty of Art, Prof. Charles Frimpong said the exercise “affords the students opportunity to deal with real life situations and challenges associated with preparing a collection for a fashion show”.
Greater Asabea Manu won the Best Student Designer and Dumson Afresiwa Siarfo picked the Most innovative student designer award.
- Police arrest man flogging toddler in viral video
- ‘Akufo-Addo must resign; he’s giving us too much headache’ – Kpebu
- Loans to become more expensive as BoG hikes policy rate to 24.5%
- Brother stands in as groom skips wedding to train
- Nigerian singer Teni gifts SHS teacher a car
- BoG dollar auction: Demand outstrips supply by $72.2m as $1 hits ¢10.92
- Social media users impressed with Black Sherif’s ‘The Villain I Never Was’
- Government using IMF as smokescreen to force its ‘austerity budget’ on Ghanaians – Martin Amidu
- ‘Forget about votes; call Chairman Wontumi to account’ – Martin Kpebu to Akufo-Addo
- Arrest all 3 men – Sonnie Badu tells police after man flogging toddler goes viral
- Anny Osabutey: Ghana, a land of ‘beautyful’ nonsense!
- Power Energy Ghana Exhibition slated for November 14, 2022
- Ghana’s gross reserves fall to 2.9 months of import cover in September 2022
- ICU-Ghana demands immediate cessation of incessant exploitation of labour
- Fistfight breaks out over control of Kenya parliament
- Adidas puts Kanye West Yeezy deal under review
- Today’s front pages: Friday, October 7, 2022
- Ghana’s debt stock up ¢9bn to ¢402.4bn in July 2022 – BoG
- Posterity will judge Akufo-Addo, other leaders meanly if galamsey fight is not won – Gabby Otchere-Darko
- ‘ECG has not agreed to any percentages with Hubtel’ – ECG MD
- Court orders CID Boss to provide safety report on alleged bride killers
- There is too much uncertainty in the business environment – Twum Akwaboah
- Deputy Energy Minister, Amin Adam, appointed Board Chairman of New Producers Group
- Increasing monetary policy rate will not reduce inflation – Badu Aboagye
- Austerity is bad for economic growth – Prof. Charles Ackah