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Ophelia Crossland: Ghana’s Go -To Fashion Brand

Ophelia Crossland is a well- recognized Ghanaian fashion house with eclectic designs that represent Africa to the rest of the world, headed by Mrs. Ophelia Okyere Darko, wife of TV personality and fashion designer Kofi Okyere Darko best known as K.O.D.

Ophelia’s fashion brand is the West African ambassador for Swarovski, the world leader in precision-cut crystals for over 120 years. She is the only designer with right to Swarovski’s tags and labels on her designs as a result. In October 2017, Ophelia Crossland became the first African designer to ever exhibit her works at the Swarovski Couture Infinity, one of the world’s biggest fashion platforms in Dubai and was also acknowledged as one of the best designers to showcase at the event.

Over the years, her brand has headline several fashion shows in Ghana and beyond. Her “Malakai collection” talks about “a present day woman, a woman of substance, beautiful, alluring yet angelic and strong, who loves tradition. A true essence of style and elegance”.  This is beyond magnificent and is characterized by beautiful and authentic African designs with pearls, beads and crystals from Swarovski which makes it the perfect outfit for a garden wedding.

Another collection worth mentioning is her   “Ethereal collection” inspired by “the woman in Gold” which speaks of her family and unageing beauty, was showcased on the catwalk of Glitz Africa Fashion Week 2018. Her choice of fabrics for this collection came from her creative inspiration which is quite authentic and glamorous.

With over a decade of experience and exposure, Ophelia has designed for some high-profile personalities, including former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, former Chief Justice Georgina Wood and a host of Ghanaian celebrities. Her brand also remains the first in recent time to have merged African fabrics and contemporary styles.

Ophelia Crossland is a true fashion icon who continues to make her nation proud by using her work to bring honour to Ghana’s fashion industry.

For further information, contact Ophelia Crossland on +233 206 394 034 or send an email to

Visit her website and have a look at her beautiful collections by going to

Author: Claudia Andrews

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