Cecil Dudley Mends is a trailblazer in the fashion world because of his immense contribution to the industry.
His passion for making good clothes and his ability to train hundreds of people for free has taken him places.
His impact on the space is not only seen in Ghana, but also in Europe and America, where his high-quality products are accepted.
Cecil is an inspiration to the next generation of fashion designers, motivating them to reach their full potential and make a positive impact in the world.
His hard work and creativity have been acknowledged and rewarded with the Ghana Peace Awards’ Fashion Designer of the Year award in 2017, which is a testament to his commitment to excellence and his passion for fashion.
The awards ceremony recognizes leaders who strive to make a difference in their communities, and Cecil exemplified this spirit of ambition and excellence.
Cecil is the CEO of CDM Fashion Couture, a well-known fashion house in Ghana and abroad, and he has also made a significant impact in his community.
He has trained many people in his craft and provided them with a viable means of income.
Cecil’s passion for fashion began in his hometown of Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana.
At the age of 14, he began cutting and sewing fabrics and experimenting with his neighbor’s garments.
He had earlier attended Winneba Senior High School before leaving to Yilo Krobo Secondary Commercial School. Cecil later furthered to the University of London for his tertiary education.
His hard work and dedication paid off, and today, his designs are of high-quality and have been accepted in Europe and America.
He specializes in wedding and academic gowns, tailored suits, corporate apparel, and African wear.