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.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Elle Magazine's Women in Music Concert
Hemma joined Elle Magazine this past Wednesday as the Elle Women in Music Concert celebrating the July issue featuring Rihanna, Alicia Keys,& Christina Aguilera.
The concert featured performances by The Like, Kelis, and to our surprise - the legendary Patti LaBelle! LaBelle's high notes were as powerful as ever and she barely had to sing her hit Lady Marmalade as the crowd sang along word for word.