Having the Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia to wear your couture, shoes or style her looks with a clutch from your fashion house gives the designer worldwide media coverage than the thousands of Ghana cedis the outfit, clutch or shoes might cost itself.
Second Lady, Samira Bawumia is inevitably a style icon; what she wears to state programs sets trends.
Ghanaian millinery and clutch designer, Velma Owusu Bempah has given more accolades for designing a clutch and fascinator that added more flare to Samira Bawumia’s Independence Day look.
Most fashion designers fall all over themselves with excitement when they get the opportunity to work with women with high position.
In an interview with NewsOne, Velma said, “It makes us feel special because before people of that nature come to you, they know, I mean they look out for you. So making a choice to come for you, then they know they are coming for a good quality stuff”.
Every Ghanaian or African woman deserves to stand out on their own and be unique…my thing is every woman that comes to me should stand out,” she said is the inspiration behind every work she does.
“I do a lot of sourcing; I mean putting raw materials together and all that. For just a piece, I need to do a whole lot of collections. When a client gets a clutch from me, I can’t do the same thing for another person,” the mother of two beautiful daughters added.
Anita Erskine, Sandra Ankobiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Shirley Frimpong- Manso, Joselyn Dumas, AkosuaVee among others are clients of Velma.
Velma collaborates with other respected fashion designers, including her sister Ophelia Crossland by designing millinery or fascinators, clutches or bags and jewelry to complement their collections.
Her first clutch collection was called Ankara collection and then she followed with Royal collection, which was made of kente. She also did metallic and semi-precious stone collections. She most often designs clutch bags and she is unique at it in different shapes; be it box, oval or envelope shapes.
She will be releasing her latest collection at the 2017 edition of ‘Rythms On Da Runway’ fashion event.
“I don’t repeat clutches or bags. Unless someone stresses me to do something similar,” she revealed, adding her products are affordable, depending on what a client wants.
“Velma’s Millinery & Accessories is a shop that when you enter you can come for something. It is a shop that is not so expensive that one can’t afford. Everything in our shop is unique even if it’s the cheapest,” she stated.