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Velma’s Millinery on Rhythms on Da Runway

BY: Kafui Amedoe
Velma’s Millinery on Rhythms on Da Runway
Velma Owusu-Bempah- CEO of Velma’s Millinery and Accessories

AFTER gracing the stage of the debut Rhythms on Da Runway 10 years ago, Velma’s Millinery and Accessories is making a comeback at its Green 10th edition scheduled for the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Sunday, November 20.

Velma’s Millinery and Accessories will showcase the AW 2022 collection, She Stands Firm, an inspiration for elegant fashion in these times.

According to the CEO of Velma’s Millinery and Accessories, Velma Owusu-Bempah, she is very excited to showcase her latest collection to encourage people to step out elegantly irrespective of the economic crisis.

“This is a collection inspired by a client who walked into our studio to make an order for Christmas. All she told us was ‘no matter how tough it is and what economic crisis the world is going through, I will still have to show up in church this Christmas wearing an elegant and a gorgeous headpiece from Velma’s accessories’.

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“This statement really moved us, and we just thought how important it is for our women to step out looking soft, elegant, and confident and still stand firm in our pieces this festive season,” she said.

Mrs Owusu Bempah mentioned that the collection is a mixture of turbans, headbands, fascinators, hats and clutches from sustainable raw materials like silks, abaca straw and handcrafted silk flowers brocades.

Apart from Velma’s Collections and Accessories, other designers to showcase their works are Nineteen57, aha brands, Quophiakotua, Nivaldo Thierry among others.

According to organisers, KOD Nineteen57, the 2022 edition is intended to draw attention to sustainable solutions for development.

The last edition of Rhythms On Da Runway was themed, The Masquerade, to promote the wearing of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The event showcased a variety of designs from across the African continent and the African diaspora such as Senyo Foli, Katie O, Neyomi, MUDI, Jesu Segun, Nadrey Laurent, Pernia Couture, Nineteen57, Gloria Sarfo, and Attoh Andoh.