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Globally Connected @ FIT: The Power of Collaboration: Elevate Your Story in Fashion Design

December 8, 2022 at 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Papa OppongThe saying goes that “two heads are better than one.” In fashion design, working together with a common goal is an invaluable strategy that is sure to produce incredible results. Over the course of my journey, I have had the privilege of working with some amazing talents who have taught me so much about the industry, talent exploration and most importantly taught me about myself. In this segment, I will be sharing some of the major projects I have collaborated on and the lessons I’ve learnt through them. Join me as I define what collaboration means to me, how to approach individuals and companies for collaborations and how to utilize collaborations effectively to elevate your story. —Papa Oppong

Born on March 11, 1992, in Accra Ghana, Papa Oppong Bediako is a fashion Illustrator, fashion designer, and a New Age artist. Papa’s fashion journey kicked off at a very early age by way of playing with Barbie dolls. Through his work, Papa seeks to show the world that Africa is a goldmine of talent and potential, and can be as influential in fashion as the rest of the world is. Papa has designed RTW looks for West African textile giant Woodin, illustrated for makeup giant MAC Cosmetics, art directed and styled a fashion show for Adidas (Ghana) and worked with several African brands including ethical fashion brand Studio 189. The young designer has also gained a lot of praise and accolades from media giants such as CNN and Forbes, the latter naming him as one of 15 young Africans rebranding the continent. Papa Oppong holds an MFA in Fashion Design from FIT in New York City where he currently resides. 

Hosted by the Office of International Programs, History of Art, and the Cultural Fellows.

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