Ohema Ohene [Ghana]
In a departure from the colourful printed fabrics that usually define their collections, London-based fashion label Ohema Ohene’s recent collection saw the adoption of a striking monochrome palette. Launched in July, the limited-edition capsule collection was produced in collaboration with textile company, Printex Ghana. Entitled OH! PRINTEX the collection celebrates Printex’s history of black and white prints through fun, wearable designs for both men and women.
[Image credit: Ohema Ohene, top, High Waist Midi Skirt;
bottom, Tabbard Chiffon Dress – Oh! Printex Collection]
Ohema Ohene was founded in 2008 by British-born designer, Abenaa Pokuaa and was one of the first contemporary African inspired fashion labels to bring printed African textiles and wax print to the mainstream. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Abenaa studied Fashion Design Technology and Surface Textiles, honing her skills in various sectors of the industry before launching out on her own. Reflecting her multicultural upbringing, Abenaa’s style blends quintessential British styling with West African textiles. Ohema Ohene creates contemporary collections for both men and women, hence the name of the brand. Ohema Ohene means King and Queen in Twi, the language of Abenaa’s Ghanaian heritage.
Abenaa works with textiles mainly sourced from Ghana; using vivid colours, rich prints, and traditional motifs to create designs that reflect African prestige with global sophistication. Drawing many influences from Ghana, Abenaa was keen to promote a ‘Made in Ghana’ label. In 2013 she set up her workshop in Accra where she employs and trains a local workforce to produce her clothing, footwear and accessories collections.
Additional information sourced from:
The Africa Fashion Guide
The Oh! Printex collection is currently priced at: £45-£175
For further information about Ohema Ohene visit: http://ohemaohene.com[Image credit: Images shown belong to: Ohema Ohene. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]