Creative Designers are noted for their creativity in formulating a fashion design concept.
They are able to form a vision to portray a certain style, whether it be for a new line of clothing for a department store, or for the design concept of a fashion magazine.
Meet Ghanaian Creative Designer, Selorm David Aforla, the brain behind fashion brand ‘Lakopué’.
In an interview with THE PUBLISHER, he tells us, his love for fashion developed at a young age, when he would hand stitch gowns for his little cousin after watching beauty pageants on TV.
“I have always loved the arts and so sketching and sewing had always come easy for me as a child; sketching my sister’s birthday clothes and some ridiculous but daring works in between,” he said.
According to him, he was inspired by an established fashion designer in the US, Raymond Vincente, to pursue fashion as a career.
He founded Lakopué in 2012 and began official operations in 2014, and has since launched two major critically acclaimed collections (Atelier and Poison Ivy).
His ﬁrst collection, Atelier by Lakopué, has received rave reviews from local and international critics, bloggers, websites and shows.
The collection was also showcased on the Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2017, Mercedes-Benz Africa Fashion Festival, and some of the biggest fashion events outside Ghana.
He has collaborated with the biggest textile company in Ghana (Woodin) to manufacture ‘Ready-to-Wear’ clothing for their stores across the country.
Lakopué has launched various Prete-A-Porter lines that have redeﬁned chic, commercial and edgy styles.
A product of Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design, Selorm tells us, his goal is to be a holistic luxury fashion house with presence across Africa and major cities around the world, where Lakopué clothes, shoes and accessories could be found.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/thePublisher