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, June 2, 2010

Block Heels

Architect Rem D Koolhaas is dipping his feet in a new design area; shoes! No doubt drawing inspiration from his architecture background, Koolhaas is introducing the Block heel to United Nude, a new shoe flagship located in New York’s Lower East Side.

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