Kofi Ansah who designed the costumes for the opening and closing ceremony of the CAN 2008 African Cup of Nations hosted by Ghana also the designed the Anniversary fabric for the Ghana’s Golden Jubilee Celebration has passed on . The renowned African international designer was also the winner the prestigious Millennium 2000 African Fashion Awards.
This creatively talented designer has been known as one of the pioneers of the changing faces of Ghanaian fashion and Africa in general. His eye for details, innovation and creativity sets him apart as he continued to create wearable arts with his concepts and design.
He studied fashion design at the Chelsea School of Art in London and graduated with 1st class honours in fashion design and distinction in design technology and since then never stopped to create distinct elegant designs with western touch, yet emphasizing Ghanaian identity through his designs. His clientele spanned from both the US, UK and Africa. He’s work has widely graced several fashion runways both at home and internationally.
He reportedly passed on yesterday Saturday 3rd of May in his home town, the cause of his death is not yet formally know. However, its been heard from unconfirmed sources that he died of food poisoning. His death as been terrible shock to his friends and family and that of African fashion community.
Our heart goes out to his family.