“Every woman deserves to stand out on their own and be unique”. The famous words of Velma Owusu-Bempah, one of the world’s celebrated milliners, bags and jewelry designer and has been widely recognized by dignitaries in Ghana and across the globe.
Velma graduated from the University of Ghana Business School in 2004. In 2005, She was trained in the United Kingdom at the Central Saint Martins’ School of Arts in London where she studied Millinery, Bag designing and Communication before returning to Ghana in 2006 to set up Velma’s Millinery and Accessories.
Her first ever clutch collection was called the Ankara Collection which paved her fame and popularity in the Ghana’s fashion industry. Her second collection, the Royal Collection made out of silk pieces, jute and leather continued to gain her ground in the fashion industry. She revealed how her mother, Sarah Crossland gave her inspiration by encouraging her to get into fashion industry after graduating with a degree in Marketing in the university.
Velma designs for the Second lady of the Republic of Ghana, Samira Bawumia and other high-profile personalities in Ghana, Africa and across the globe such as UK, Canada, USA, and Austria. She has participated in a workshop organized by Swarovski West-Africa and was awarded a certificate in the application of a wide range of Swarovski crystals which reflects on most of her new pieces.
She is a member of the Hat Academy, Europe and has been featured countless time on the Hat academy Official page. She has been able to build a successful business where she offers quality and impeccable accessories for women in the world. She is an inspiration to a department of Ghana’s fashion industry with her expertise and style of design.