The Radford University College (RUC) has launched its 2017 Fashion Show to showcase the work of its graduating students from the Fashion and Design Department.

The event slated for May 27 at the plush Kempiski hotel in Accra would see the graduates displaying on stage their latest collections and designs similar to the fashion shows at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

During the launch of the 5th edition of the fashion show, some graduates exhibited designs that would be showcased later at the Graduates Fashion Show.

Radford University is the premier university to offer a degree course in fashion design. The RUC has made fashion-design an integral part of its curricula.

It has produced a number graduates who are making it big on the international market. For instance, international news network CNN, featured Papa Oppong, the best fashion design graduate of the RUC. He was also as one of the top 15 African fashion designers to watch.

Head of the Fashion Department at Radford University, Yvonne Ntiamoah said fashion industry is very lucrative, and that it is one area through which the graduates could be assisted to set up their own businesses after school.

She indicated that, the fashion industry can rejuvenate to Ghana ailing economy just like it is being done in countries like the United Kingdom and Italy.

Yvonne Ntiamoah, therefore, called on the  Minister of Trade and Industry to support the fashion industry to flourish.

For his part, Chairman of the RUC, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong in an interview said the fashion industry can reduce the unemployment situation in the country.

He revealed that two other graduates from the university are in Hollywood and the University of New York.

Nana Dwomoh Sarpong said it was the resolve of the institution to produce entrepreneurs who would set up their own businesses rather than rely on government for jobs.