The country’s first large-scale mall, Accra Mall has launched the Future Fashion Fund as part of its Fashion Weekend Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.
The project aims to support talented fashion school graduates who aspire to be fashion retailers.
Explaining the application process, Marketing Manager of Accra Mall, Denise Asare, said, “After the deadline for applications, 50 shortlisted applicants will be taken through an empowerment seminar.
“They will be offered training in business planning marketing skills, financial health and much more. Five finalists will be selected out of the 50 to compete for the ultimate prize”.
The five finalists will be expected to come up with creative pieces using this year’s theme “The new old”.
The designs will be featured at this year’s Fashion Weekend which runs from August 30 to 31. The winner will be selected after the final presentation of business plans, showcase of designs and votes by the public via social media.
With a mouth-watering cash prize of $3,000, a pop-up stall at Accra Mall and many other amazing prizes Ms. Asare encouraged fashion graduates to apply.
“Ghana has a lot of talented and creative designers and we look forward to receiving as many applications as possible. We are dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs and we are keen to see Ghanaian fashion designers not only become successful retailers but dominate the African fashion industry”, she stated.
Applications are open from now till July, 1. Interested persons are required to submit a copy of their CV, academic reference, portfolio and draft business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.