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.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vogue Africa Concept

Photographer and make-up artist Mario Epanya envisions a day when Vogue Africa is gracing newsstands across the world. In an interview, Epanya said, "...I think having an edition of Vogue Africa will bring into the light, THE AFRICAN CREATIVITY, the world will be amazed by it.... trust me". Well Hemma could not agree with him more! Who would you like to see gracing the pages of Vogue Africa in a Hemma original?

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