Our Creative Director
Velma Owusu-Bempah is an ingenious Ghanaian creative visionary in the fashion industry celebrated home and abroad for her epochal creations.
Under her eponymous brand, Velma’s Millinery and Accessories, she has rejuvenated the accessories space in the Ghanaian fashion industry by
providing a classic luxury brand that specializes in intricate millinery, accessories and jewelry.
She embodies the sophistication, style and attitude of the 21st fashion forward woman who loves to look and feel classy.
Taking inspiration and cues from her family heritage which has had a long run with fashion and the arts, Velma easily found her purpose as an accessory designer and Milliner and pursued the dream diligently
After obtaining a degree at the University of Ghana Business school in marketing, Velma Owusu-Bempah joined her mother, Sarah Crossland, a fabric merchant in the family business.
Using various fabrics and textiles, she began creating handcrafted accessories which caught the eyes of the elegant clients who fell completely in love with the designs and inspired her to start an accessory brand.
Velma with the blessings of her beloved mother, applied to study Millinery, Bag designing and Communication at the Central St. Martin School of Arts in London, a constituent college of the University of the Arts, London where she trained under some of the world’s most seasoned milliners including Ian Barnett and Chloe Scrivna .
The year 2004 saw Velma begin what has become a stellar career and thriving business from humble beginnings which has earned her an enviable position in the African fashion industry and place in the global market