A&F: Designer Spotlight on Ohema Ohene

This week’s spotlight is on this London-based Ghanaian brand: Ohema Ohene.  The brand focuses on “African fashion with a British twist” (male, female,accessories and shoes) per their website.  The company was created by British born designer Abenaa Pokuaa, a graduate of London College of Fashion in the field of Fashion Design Technology.

What I find interesting is that the name means “Queen and King” in Twi language (a Ghanaian language).  Abenaa’s designs are stylish, a mixture of Western and African worlds.  She will be on my watch list!  Some designs below, am particularly impressed by her men’s line (liking the sneakers!).

Also found an interesting article over at AfricaFashionGuide with Abenaa’s winter collection 2011 entitled ‘Power Me’.

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Unless noted, all pictures courtesy of OhemaOhene, Afrobougee or Google.

Outfit Inspiration – Butterflies, dots and stripes – 25 Oct 2013

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top/skirt (H&M oldies); top and old skirt; top and skirt

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top, skirt and flats; top, skirt and flats; jacket, top and boots

Some outfits above.  Yes, I am still in the sweater/shirts tucked-in with skirts or jeans.  Let me know which you like best!

Gondola Stripes and a Polka-Dot Find (OI 2 Sept. 2013)

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top/flats  stripe top/skirt/flats

Hoping you are all enjoying the holiday break!  Two outfit ideas above.  I found the polka dot shirt at Target earlier this summer, 100% cotton and very comfortable.  Checkout the mint version on Stethoscope and SimpleStatement.

The Gondola stripe skirt was a final sale purchase last summer, it took a while to get used to the busy print 🙂  The skirt reviewed by AJC and the top by Gigi.

Let me know which outfit you like better!