Abrima Erwiah: Ghanaian who co-founded Fashion Brand Studio 189 is appointed director of Parsons Ghana news


  • The Ghanaian co-founder of the iconic fashion company, Studio 189, Abrima Erwiah, is the new director of the Parsons School of Design
  • She begins her role this month and will launch the institute, create new programming, conduct research, among others
  • Prior to his recent appointment, Erwiah taught both undergraduate and masters courses in fashion design at Parsons.

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Ghanaian entrepreneur and Studio 189 co-founder Abrima Erwiah has been appointed director of the Joseph and Gail Gromek Institute of Fashion Business at the Parsons School of Design.

In his new role, Erwiah will launch the institute, create new programs, conduct research and develop new initiatives.

In a statement released by her, she said “her goal is to create a center of learning excellence that transcends any boundaries or traditional way of thinking and disrupts the fashion industry in every way possible.” United.com Fashion quoted Erwiah.

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Abrima Erwiah, from Ghana, who co-founded Fashion Brand Studio 189, now a director at Parsons. Photo credit: LuxuryVipUsa
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In addition to aiming to lead the charge in the evolution of the fashion industry, Erwiah will help prepare the next generation of leaders in the fashion industry by operating a cross-pollinated hub that pollinates the entire industry and which creates hybrid programs in all disciplines.

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As the Director of the College of Art and Design, she plans to work with the best in technology, sustainability, business, design, law, media, manufacturing, sales. retail and more to achieve its goals.

Join Parsons

The institute was established with an endowment of $ 8.5 million from Joseph Gromek, the former President and CEO of the Warnaco Group, and his wife Gail, making it Parsons’ largest donation in the institution’s 123-year history.

Erwiah, based between Ghana’s capital Accra and New York, joined Parsons in 2019 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in fashion design.

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Professional experience

She has had a successful career as the owner of Workshop 189, a collective brand that she co-founded with actress Rosario Dawson to produce African clothing for men, women and children.

In addition to appearing on the New York Fashion Week show, Erwiah has an impressive resume, having worked at Bottega Veneta, Cesar Paciotti, Hermès and John Lobb.

Erwiah is committed to diversity and fairness, an issue the fashion industry has embraced since the 2020 civil rights protests, making her the perfect fit for the job.

Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu appointed Noguchi’s first female director

In addition, microbiologist Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu is the first woman to be appointed director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR).

Professor Yeboah-Manu is the head of the bacteriology department at NMIMR and succeeds his predecessor Professor Annang, who is retiring from active service on July 31, 2021.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research posted a message on Twitter to announce the appointment of Professor Dorothy Yeboah-Manu.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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