The organizers over at ACCRA[dot]ALT tell us that the Chale Wote Street Art Festival is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out of the galleries and the streets of James Town, Accra. While this is all true, it is also an incredible venue for street style and creative looks. We at Osei-Duro love to people watch at Chale Wote. Its a rare treat to see everyone in Accra get freaky with fashion!
(check out hashtags #chalewote and #chalewote2016 to be mesmerized by the madness)
Photos: Darshan Images (Kwame Dennis Akuoko-Frimpong)
This year Osei-Duro collaborated with artist Zohra Opoku for Chale Wote. Opoku is a German-Ghanaian artist working in Accra whose practice often looks at textile cultures, fashion and identity. For the project we used prints from our Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which became shade cloths on meticulously constructed and handpainted sculptural kiosks conceived and made by the artist.
The structures reference local vernacular architecture and served as small oases, both joyful and peaceful, within the chaos of the event for festival attendees. We are excited to have had this collaborative installation be a part of this year's Chale Wote!
Photos: Evi Olde Rikkert