Shopping for Fashion in Ghana, Accra, Osu West Africa style photographed by Fashion blogger ArmenylI reached out to two of my absolute favorite Ghanaian brands: Christie Brown and Charlotte Privé, and they were both more than happy to allow me to rifle through their stunning pieces! A risky feat, I admit, because how does one not leave the shop with everything? I remember there was one Christie Brown piece, a black fitting cotton dress, that they were going to have to cut me out off. Gorgeous!

Aside these two brands, I will also take you on a quick trip through the local shops at Oxford street in the city of Accra where you can find some really incredible one-of-a-kind accessories and fashion.

My hope is that through my photographs you may gain some insight on what it is like shopping for fashion in modern Ghana.Peach tones at Charlotte Prive for Shopping for Fashion in Ghana, Accra, Osu West Africa style photographed by Fashion blogger Armenyl

What drew me to both brands is their attention to detail. It almost feels like each turn they make in their garment construction is purposeful; from Charlotte Privé’s growing obsession with clean and intricate details and Christie Brown’s carefully thought-out reminder of our African roots.

Christie Brown Button bib Woven Basket for Shopping for Fashion in Ghana, Accra, Osu West Africa style photographed by Fashion blogger Armenyl Christie Brown Dure Collection Ghana Woven Basket for Shopping for Fashion in Ghana, Accra, Osu West Africa style photographed by Fashion blogger Armenyl.com

My favorite thing about style in Ghana is that most of the clothes and accessories, like those shown here, are all handmade and produced locally. My good friend Sarah Christian, another fashion brand I love and have spoken about here on a few occasions, shops most of her fashion materials from the local markets and quality wax print shops in the country. It’s a beautiful way to keep a cycle of love and Ghanaian pride going.

The style in Ghana is typically colorful, full of patterns, and funk. Although, ask a local market woman if she thought through her quirky style combination of mixing her black and white striped top with a colorful print skirt and she’d probably shrug…

Woven Basket for Shopping for Fashion in Ghana, Accra, Osu West Africa style photographed by Fashion blogger Armenyl

Okay…

I am trying not to overwhelm you in one super long post, so I’ve decided to break up each fashion experience, Christie Brown, Charlotte Privé and the local accessory shops in Osu; into three different posts. An eye for details, a love for color, and an ode to tradition; you’d notice how different each of them are, and yet how, collectively, they tell a beautiful African story. Stay tuned to get into each one and explore more styles and ideas.

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Charlotte Privé

Christie Brown

 

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