• Tue, Feb 23 2010

Hot Pick: The Hemma Collection

Fashion that mixes traditional African textiles and patterns with modern trends and silhouettes speaks to me.  That’s why I’m jonesing for a piece of  the Hemma collection; the black stretch wool Sena dress (pictured below) is my favorite.

Designed by New Yorker’s Cindy Gaston and Edna Bissoon, Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic, hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition.

Sena Dress, $500

Asante Jacket, $550

Asante Skirt, $400

By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. And I’m ready to be queen for a day!

A percentage of Hemma’s sales will be donated to La Yahoushua middle school in Ghana, West Africa where the designers taught and were inspired to start their collection.

Image credit: The Hemma Collection.com

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  • AMA

    FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE NOT GHANAIAN YET YOU STEAL OUR ROYAL DESIGNS INCORPORATE IT WITH YOUR STYLE AND CALL IT YOUR OWN

  • Hemma

    We are about peace, love, respect and creativity my sister. Hemma is not our own, Hemma is for the world…We chose to share this royal fabric with the world instead of letting the traditions of this incredible fabric die out. Have a positive and constructive future.