Inspired by the true African wax textiles and Gold Coast fashion, Velma’s Millinery & Accessories is thrilled to release their A/W 19 lookbook for their latest collection which pays homage to Yaa Asantewaa, Fatiha Nkrumah, Efua Sutherland, Monica Amekoafia and Theodosia Salomey Okoh and the roles they played to fight for the liberation of their country and Africa.
Velma’s millinery unveils the latest offering from its new A/W19 collection as an artistic evolution with an explosion of their finest craftsmanship which has each piece luxuriously handcrafted at the brand’s atelier in Accra.
Fusing the old Ghanaian wax print with modern vitality, the classic pieces are made with crystals from Swarovski, mother of pearls, velvet, cowries sea shells, laces and raw Silk which gives an interesting edge and transforms your look into pure elegance.
“It’s a celebration of the past, the present and the future,” says the talented Velma Owusu-Bempah, Creative Director of the brand. “This year as the continent celebrates the year of return, it’s a tribute to the ancestors who were taken out of their homes 400 years ago and the bravery of our people.”
Collection highlights include the crowns which have been worn by actress Joselyn Dumas, Turban hats, headwraps, bandeaus and percher hats that can be worn on all occasions and the perfect accessory for a bad hair day.
“THE GOLD COAST QUEEN” is all of the women from African descent and it’s time to wear our crowns like the queens we are,” Owusu-Bempah said
It is a celebration of the brave women that fought for the nation’s liberation and a tribute to our ancestors who were taken captive into a foreign land, 400 years ago.