Wednesday, 24 September 2014


It has become arguably relevant to truly understand your brand before creating a brand identity. As the fashion market place grows bigger, it’s becoming harder to set your brand apart and remain memorable to buyers, stylists, editors and customers. 

Creating a fashion brand identity will help you plan your way through to the top of your game and make you stand out from your competitors.  African prints are in vogue; almost everyone is using prints to design. The question is how different is yours from the others? Why will someone choose your product above any other? In order to achieve this, you need to start working on creating a brand identity for your business. The following points could be helpful.

Create a New Category

First, take the initiative to do something new. Many a times, people are too afraid to start something new. The thought of it failing, being rejected or ignored stifles their thoughts to get that new idea pumped out. Successful entrepreneurs take risk. The best way to creating a fashion brand identity is to create a new category. Bring out a new idea. This means research. Do your homework well to know what your competitors are doing and what they are not doing and what your target market needs and design products that will fit in.

Understand your Brand Image

Creating a fashion brand identity requires that you understand the kind of image or reputation you want for your brand. This way you are assured of creating the right impression on the minds of people who come into contact with you and your brand. Knowing what you put out there helps you to control your brand and how to best reach your target market.

Build Relationships

People wear brands and are constantly telling others about the brands they love. If your product can deliver to their satisfaction, they are more likely to be associated with you and your brand. Use this to build and maintain healthy relationships with key players in the industry. Relationships are built on trust. Ensure people are satisfied with your dresses, shoes, makeup products, designs etc. Put in place feedback mechanisms to obtain the right responses needed to keep your customers coming back.

Be Consistent in your Overall Communication

Communicating to both internal and external audience is key in creating a brand identity. What is more crucial is ensuring that your messages are consistent on all the media platforms being used. Carefully explain your brand values, brand image and message to stakeholders and make sure they understand where and how to apply it. Photos and images communicate a lot about your brand persona thus the need to match that with consumer expectations.

A brand identity sets you apart from a million others
Faith Senam Ocloo
E’April Public Relations
Follow me on twitter @eaprilPR and @faithsenam

Image Credit: Monica Almelda/New York Times

Meet Ghanaian Fashion Publicist Faith Ocloo

Meet Ghanaian Fashion Publicist Faith Ocloo

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Fashion Icons Awards this weekend

Its on this weekend for the first ever Fashion Icons Awards. The event will take place at the plush La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra on the 6th of September, 2014. It will kick start with a Red Carpet at exactly 6pm.

The night promises to be exciting with a blend of fashion and music from the fast rising star Wiyaala Noella, the Afro Soul/Pop singer Irene Logan, Sala, Chemphe Among others.

The event will be hosted by the delectable ChrisKata and Mercury Quaye with Selly Galley on the Red Carpet.

If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, go grab it now for a cool ghc 50 at Woodin Store, Osu; Movempick Ambassador Hotel; A&C Mall, East Legon and Silverbird, Accra Mall.

Its barely 4 days to this big event and I still havent decided on what am going to wear. Any suggestions and assistance?