Claudia Lumor Speaks On GAFW22


Glitz Africa Fashion Week (GAFW), Ghana’s biggest fashion event marks its 10th edition this year.

Founded by the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Glitz Africa Magazine, Claudia Lumor, GAFW seeks to provide a business platform with economic impact as it showcases the best of fashion talent and products of the Ghanaian and African continent to the world.

Over the 10 years, the Glitz Africa Fashion Week platform has proven to be more than a runway show for fashion enthusiasts to watch models strutting in designer clothes. It has grown to become a business platform to build the capacity of businesses in the fashion and beauty industry, training designers and entrepreneurs on exports and how to rebrand themselves to markets both locally and globally.

GAFW has provided internships for hundreds of young people, organised master classes for emerging designers as well as exchange programmes.

The Glitz Africa Fashion Week platform in its aim to impact businesses as well as aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs in the fashion industry has partnered with various government institutions such as the Ghana Tourism Authority, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Exim Bank, and the Ghana Free Zones Authority to support the ever-expanding fashion industry. Other impactful alliances with organisations such as the African Fashion Foundation and the International Trade Centre provide relevant need-to-know information on the changing trends in the fashion industry.

“It has been an incredible 10-year journey of setting the stage for impacting the fashion and beauty industries beyond a local stage to a continental and international one. The impact has transcended beyond designers to stylists (both hair and makeup), photographers, entrepreneurs, models, students etc. I’m proud of how far my team and I have come in building a platform that brings the players in the fashion and beauty industries together to create economic impact and build capacity.

“I would like to thank our partners Hubtel, the Ghana Free Zone Authority, Samsung, Scent of Africa and all other partners who have supported us for the past 10 years till now. There are more businesses to impact and support to become significant players in the fashion industry in Ghana and abroad. I’m looking forward to the next 10 years,” Claudia remarked.

The 2022 Glitz Africa Fashion Week itinerary is as follows: Beauty Forum at The UnderBridge (October 20), Sustainable Fashion Show at the Nubuke Foundation (October 21), Business of Fashion Seminar and runway show at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre (October 22), Evening with Atafo Official and Duaba Serwa at The Lotte (October 23).