Once again, the Joyce Ababio college of creative design graduated yet another group of graduands to add to its ever growing list of prominent fashion and graphic design alumni. This year’s graduation themed “Fashion through the Decades” sought to walk us down memory lane on how fashion has evolved over the decades, here in Ghana. This year’s graduation saw graduands from the diploma and one-year certificate in fashion program as well as certificate in graphic design displaying their works to the admiration of all gathered.
The event which was hosted at the school’s campus, had the esteemed presence of the founder and visionary president of the school, multiple award-winning fashion designer Mrs. Joyce Ababio. She continues to represent in totality, the success story of the college so far in the aspect of achievements, hard-work and innovation. Also present at the event were representatives from VLISCO, former beauty pageant and now organizer for Miss Ghana Inna Patty, media houses, staff and students from JACCD
Shortly after the welcome address, graduands from our diploma class took to the stage in turns to showcase their innovative designs much to the delight of the august audience. Each student represented in her design a unique idea or inspiration.
Our graphic design graduand then took to the stage, also in turns to take their clap of honor as their rich portfolio in the areas of photography, animation, digital drawing and still graphics were displayed on the giant LED screens. All were amazed and were in much agreement that, these graduates are industry standard.
The one-year certificate program doesn’t cease to amaze us annually, one always wonder how one could achieve all these with just a year of study. Graduands from the one-year fashion design certificate program took to the stage in pairs to illustrate to all gathered, the evolution of fashion through the decades. The show was categorized into six sessions namely: Bridal and Manipulation (2000-2010), Smart Casual(1970-1980), Before Independence (1940-1950), Colors of the Flag (1950-1960), Kaba and Slit, Kente and Dinner Wear(1990-2000).
The students, grouped into the above sessions, told the story of the assigned decades through their designs.
There were cheers and lots of applauds from audience who were spellbound by the innovation of these students. Below are some pictures ……
Students who were selected to compete amongst themselves for the ultimate price of working with VLISCO on a year contract, took to the runway to display their designs using pre-selected fabrics by the organizers. The exercise, according to the organizers was to test the creativity level of these students.
After several deliberations by the organizers, who found it difficult selecting a winner due to the immensely great works displayed by all participants, Miss Belinda Compah Keyeke was adjudged the winner. Before announcing the winner, the organizers acknowledged the college and labelled it the best in Africa in the creative industry undoubtedly. Below are some pictures ….
Miss Inna Patty, guest of honor for the occasion, in her address wasted no time in acknowledging the efforts and contributions of the founder and multiple award winning fashion designer Mrs. Joyce Ababio towards the creative industry. She then went on to task the graduating group to look no further for inspiration as they have undoubtedly had the best tuition one could ask for at the Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design.
She further tasked them to uphold the virtue of remaining unique in their designs and to go out there and make the difference.
The president together with the registrar, Mr . Samuel Ansong took to the stage to award certificates and other exciting prizes to deserving students and staff.
It was yet another exciting graduation ceremony for the students. Eventful, educative and innovative. The skies can only be the stepping stone for our graduating group! Congratulations to you all