In May 2012, American First Lady, Michelle Obama wore American-Ghanaian fashion designer, Mimi Plange’s skirt when she paid a visit to ‘The View’ on ABC to discuss her new book – ‘American Grown: The Story of the White HouseKitchen Garden and Gardens Across America’. On June 29, 2013, the First Ladyagain wore Osei-Duro’s Strata Panel Skirt in Green Rubics manufactured by Cadling Fashions of Ghana at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She styled the skirt with a studded belt and chiffon blouse from a Nigerian label, Maki Oh. The skirt is hand-dyed rayon, made in Ghana, and a part of Osei Duro’s SS 2013 collection. Don’t miss the dress on MTV Base Meets Michelle Obamapremiering to 52 territories across sub-Saharan African on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Friday 19 July @ 17.00 CAT.
Mrs. Linda Ampah, Chief Executive of Cadling Fashion says, “This is a wonderful opportunity and we are delighted and honoured to have caught the eye ofMichelle Obama. High standards are required to enter and survive on the international fashion market. We are determined to maintain these standards”.
The panel on education and technology was held through a Google+ hangout,connecting young students from South Africa, New York City, Houston, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obamawere in Africa for one week, visiting the countries of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The First Lady’s official agenda for travel includes the promotion of the power of education.
“Maryanne Mathias of Osei Duro says ‘The distinctive designs and high quality fashion products of Cadling Fashions have made it to the US market thus helping to put Ghana on American fashion platform. We are proud to be associated with this achievement of Cadling Fashions” and we are delighted that we made it to Michelle Obama’s wardrobe”.
Cadling Fashions is a well known name in the Ghanaian fashion industry. In Ghana, Cadling Fashions produces for individuals, companies and education institutions. Cadling also has a dedicated fashion line for children known as Anjanique’s by Cadling.
Osei Duro is a US-based company that encourages international and intercultural cooperation through small scale sustainable business initiatives in emerging markets like Ghana.