A new fashion school is opened in Tarkwa with the vision to provide competency-based training to young men and women in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem municipality of the western region.
Gargarin School of Fashion was established in 2018 and it is accredited by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COVET) to run fashion-related courses to the people.
The school offers courses such as creative designing, pattern drafting, fashion illustration, fashion and art, fitting trends, fabrics and materials, clothing designing, product making, pattern by hand illustrations, drawing and make-up.
Gagarin School of Fashion has the aim of providing a competitive workforce through quality-oriented and demand-driven learning for the socio-economic and industrial development of the country.
Technical education is a fundamental element in the development equation of the people because it allows individuals and societies to unlock their potentials, expand their horizons and adapt to the change in the dynamic world.
Its purpose is to equip the youth with the technical and professional skills needed for socio-economic development of the country.
Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture.
It also known to be distinctive and offers a habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing style in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.
Fashion generally means clothing, including the study of it. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.
It is referred to as the styles of clothing that are currently popular. It is always evolving, changing and going back. Every style and trend in fashion keeps coming back at one time or the other. So a study of the evolution of history is very important for any fashion design student.
The Chief Executive Officer of Gagarin School of Fashion, James Kofi Digberen in an interview explained why he established the school.
The Headmistress of Gagarin School of Fashion, Mathilda Amia-Kwofie, also in an interview highlighted in the courses the school offers.
Mr. Kobina Ewusi Inkoom, a lecturer at Gagarin School of Fashion on his part touched on how they prepare the student to become more creative for the market.
Nkansah Michael, a second-year student of Gagarin School of Fashion in an interview advised young people especially those in secondary and tertiary education to consider pursuing fashion-related courses because it is income generating job.
Another student, Priscilla Quayson, who is also in her second year has this to say.
Source: Ghananest.com/Matthew Dadzie