American-based Ghanaian fashion designer, Emma Okyere, has created her debut fashion collection, The Genesis Collection.

The fashion line was featured on the Paris Fashion Week (PFW) Runway. 

Modern Natured had a little over a week to finalise its collection to debut its Spring/Summer 2023 Couture, The Genesis Collection, during Paris Fashion Week 2022 at La Galerie Bourbon just last month.

The Genesis Collection was created in Ghana within eight days. Generally, fashion collections are created in a year. However, everyone’s journey is different. Modern Natured started as a beauty retailer and quickly became a Luxury Fashion brand. How did that happen?

Emma Okyere’s ‘The Genesis Collection’ featured on Paris Fashion Week  runway
Mr. Cedi demonstrates the bead-making process to Emma in his lab

Less than a month later, Modern Natured was presented with the unique opportunity to showcase its collection during Paris Fashion Week 2022.

Emma immediately took the chance and ran with it. However, she only had less than a month to sketch, create and finish her Fashion Collection.

Emma flew to Ghana and got straight to work. She hired and trained some local bead makers to help bring her sketches to life.

She worked with InkIt Ghana Limited to embroider and deboss the brand’s logo. She also collaborated with tailors, Kente weavers, leather suppliers, and Cedi Beads in Krobo.

Emma has always been intrigued by the measure of creativity and extraordinary talents her fellow Ghanaian counterparts have been gifted with.

She raves about how the economy has been practising sustainability for years through various initiatives, one being making beautiful glass beaded Jewels out of recycled glass.

Emma’s vision for her brand was to incorporate traditional African beading methods and futuristic engineered beaded patterns and designs. Waist beads have been a very crucial part of the creation of the Genesis Collection.  

With such an intense, tight schedule but God on her side, most of the designs were completed within eight days, but Emma still had to complete a few pieces back home (United States).

This structure may seem quite unorthodox, but Emma is strong-willed, hard-working, and dances to the beat of her drum.

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