The African fashion brand, sponsoring outfits at the GUBA Awards, added glitz to the intensely glamourous event, which saw Bola Ray, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and Dr. Osei Kwame Despite honoured for their outstanding services to the Ghanaian community.
Other honourees were boxing hall of famer, Azumah Nelson, Nana Kwame Bediako, Dr. Joyce Aryee, Anthony Pile, Reverend Kingsley Appeagyei, Amma Asante, Henry Bonsu, Nana Kwame Bediako and Professor Edward Ayensu
Established in 2009, A-COTE Collections’ founder, David Opoku-Mensah, belongs to an elite class of young African designers who are dictating fashion trends on the continent.
A modest start-up that began with a single tailor and a sewing machine, A-COTE Collections has become synonymous with high premium bespoke kaftans, shirts and dresses, with famous clients including the Ghana Black Stars and GUBA Awards.
Opoku-Mensah describes his fashion label as “a fashion armoury of quality, style and satisfaction where great attention is paid to details”.
“We essentially measure twice to cut” he adds.
He relishes his label’s association with GUBA Awards, and GUBA Expo, an annual trade and business fair for Small and Medium Scale Ghanaian businesses held in London.
“Awarding hard work, creativity, innovation and affording Ghanaian businesses the opportunity to showcase their products alongside their counterparts from the United Kingdom and Europe, is an enviable feat and A-COTE Collections is proud to be associated with both events”
The GUBA Awards is a non-profit awards ceremony that celebrates the excellent achievements of individuals, and acknowledges the valuable services of organisations to Ghanaians in the United Kingdom and Ghana.
Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate achievements in media, finance, philanthropy and art among others.