Women’s accessories brand Velma’s Millinery & Accessories is out with a new collection called Gold Coast Queen for Autumn/Winter 2019.

According to the brand:

Yaa Asantewaa, Fatiha Nkrumah, Efua Sutherland, Monica Amekoafia, Theodosia Salomey Okoh; these illustrious daughters of the erstwhile Gold Coast, a land bursting at the seams with gold and precious minerals had common traits including their Bravery, tenacity, beauty, and passion. Wearing their pride, sophistication, and identity on their shoulders, these queens changed their worlds for the good of all.

Inspired by the true African wax textiles and Gold Coast fashion, this collection pays homage to these women and the roles they played to 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. This year as the continent celebrates the year of return, it’s a tribute to the ancestors who were taken out of their homes 400 years ago and the bravery of our people.

says the talented Velma Owusu- Bempah, Creative Director of the brand.

Collection highlights include the crowns which have been worn by actress Joselyn Dumas, Turban hats, headwraps, bandeaus and percher hats that 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 descent and 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