Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition. Kente began to flourish in West Africa in the 17th century and still remains prominent representing social prestige, luxury, and cultural sophistication. Each garment is uniquely handmade from intricately hand-woven Kente imported from Ghana. By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. By investing in quality pieces that last a lifetime, the lives of Ghanaian school children are also impacted. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to a West African middle school where the designers instructed classes.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hemma Hits the Fashion for Heritage Show
The Fashion for Heritage show's designers all had one thing in common - innovation. The show was full of surprises from see-through frocks to cocktail dresses baring metrocard trim. Throughout the night we tweeted our favorite looks on the runway. Follow us on twitter!