Fatsu Garments Institute | Top 3 students to debut on Trends Runway on Nov 5th night

Fashion Beyond Boundaries is about preaching and forging relationships with other creatives in the arts sector in Tamale.

#TrendsRunwayShow under the theme ‘’Fashion Beyond Boundaries’’ will seek to spark conversations while allowing people to reflect, accept and celebrate the differences and unique talents of each sector of the creative arts industry in the region.

Students of the school made their debut runway appearance at the maiden edition of the Trends Runway show held in Tamale at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in November 2021. Speaking to the media, Ms Fatima Sumani shared her admiration at the opportunity given to her students to show everyone what they’ve learned and the talent they can bring to the table.

Trends Runway show 2021 night brought some delight to the city of Tamale, the atmosphere, reception and audience turnout were new experiences said one of the designers. Other designers showcasing their works  House of MickyShak`s FashionTiag CoutureNiposkinBekura FashionTrut FashionMuaz Fashion and Fatsu Fashion.

Trends 2022 runway show slated for November is on the theme ”Fashion Beyond Boundaries”. This theme could not have come at a better time as the region is experiencing new art forms.

For a long time, the creative arts industry in the region has been segregated and music dominates the others. Creatives do not see the need to work with each other.

Fashion is a common language we use to express who we are and want to be. Fashion is what unifies us as one people with one common destiny.

Fatsu Garments and Design Institute specializes in designing and sewing ready-to-wear apparel for both women and kids. For the past few years, they have trained students in fashion and design, and have awarded students with National Training and Vocational Institute (NTVI )certificates.

As part of the activities to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Fatsu Garments and Designs Institute, Ms Fatima Sumani on the 3rd of September, 2022 organised a free fashion workshop for the public at its premises.

In attendance were her students, clients, fashion students from the Tamale Technical University and fashion enthusiasts within the metropolis.

The workshop which was divided into four parts started with a fashion film show and a lecture from Mr Ibrahim Nayi Issaahuku who works with the northern division of the copyright office, a department under the Ministry of Justice responsible for the administration of copyright in Ghana.

The second part of the workshop was led by Madam Humu, a Tie&Dye textile expert in the Metropolis who has over a decade of experience in the field. Madam Humu took the audience through how to make the Tie&Dye and the things needed in the field.

The urge to do something different, not get bogged down in life and explore her potential and abilities has encouraged Fatima Sumani to stand up and create jobs for herself and others.

Fatima departed from the professional programme she studied at University for Development Studies (UDS) to embrace what is fetching income.

She studied Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Development Studies and graduated in 2011.

But while some graduates ventured into other things to survive the economic realities, others simply chose to do things outside the certificate they earned from university.

Ms Fatima Sumani on www.myjoyonline.com

For some of the students, that was their first time learning the skills and showed their gratitude to Fatsu Garments for giving them the privilege to learn such a skill for free. According to them, this skill would go a long way to help them in their career development and also open options for them.

Fatima Sumani took over the final stage by teaching the participants how to make fashion accessories like earrings, hair bands, bags, etc. using waste fabrics at the workshop This part also taught the participants that, they should not be quick to trash waste fabric s at their workshop, They can reuse them for other things in the future.

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