The Gold Coast Queen by Velma’s Accessories is an ode to the iconic women who fought for African liberation

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Yaa Asantewaa, Fatiah Nkrumah, Efua Sutherland, Monica Amekoafia, Theodosia Salomey Okoh; what do these women have in common?? Bravery, tenacity, beauty and passion.

Wearing their pride, sophistication and identity on theirshoulders, these queens changed their worlds for the good of all.

Inspired by the true african wax textiles and Gold Coastfashion, this collection pays homage to these women and the roles they playedto fight for the liberation of their country and Africa.

Velma’s millinery unveils the latest offering from its new A/W19 collection as an artistic evolution with an explosion of our finest craftsmanship which has each piece luxuriously handcrafted at the brand’s atelier in Accra.

Fusing old Ghanaian wax print with modern vitality, the classic pieces are made with crystals from Swarovski, mother of pearls, velvet, cowries sea shells, laces and raw Silk which gives an interesting edge and transforms your look into pure elegance.

“It’s a celebration of the past, the present and the future,”says the talented Velma Owusu-Bempah, Creative Director of the brand. “Thisyear as the continent celebrates the year of return, it’s a tribute to theancestors who were taken out of their homes 400 years ago and the bravery ofour people.”

Collection highlights include the crowns which have been wornby actress Joselyn Dumas, Turban hats, headwraps, bandeaus and percher hatsthat can be worn on all occasions and the perfect accessory for a bad hair day.

“THE GOLD COAST QUEEN” is all of the women from African descentand it’s time to wear our crowns like the queens we are,” Owusu-Bempah said

View the full collection below

Photography @gilbertasante

Makeup @woenamakeupartistry

Jewelry @suntrade_beads

Hair styled by @abiba_locks

Models @vicky_yamoah @anna__bonita

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