Nineteen57, Ghana’s leading male clothing line owned by Fashionista Kofi Okyere Darko has unveiled a new collection named ‘Evolution’.
The collection is ‘Style defined’, Darko tells us.
We are told his team is also playing a ‘big’ event before the year ends, one that will be a pleasant surprise to the industry and fashion enthusiasts.
President Rawlings, late President Atta Mills, former Black Stars skipper Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, Emmanuel Adebayor, Jamaican Reggae Star Buju Banton and International Gospel Star Sonnie Badu are amongst a tall list of personalities who are clients of KOD’s clothing line.
KOD as he’s affectionately called, has no formal education in fashion designing. He is a gifted artist who did fine arts in secondary school and studied Communication at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Like most people in the fashion industry, he sketched designs for tailors and his designer friends like Mawuli Kofi Okudzeto to make for him. KOD made his debut design on the continental platform when he designed an outfit for Kwaku T when he represented Ghana at Big Brother Africa in 2007.
He always had the urge to get into the fashion industry and after years of being behind the scenes, NINETEEN57BYKOD was launched five years ago.
KOD won the the Most Stylist Radio Personality at the 2015 Glitz Africa Style Awards.
He is presently the Events and Marketing Manager with Live FM, and Creative President at Nineteen57.
Photos of the new collection below by Frozzen Second.