Lumiere, which means light, was started in 2014 by University of Ghana graduate Princess Bertha Logan-Owusu. This fashion-forward woman with exceptionally elegant taste creates ultra-feminine, timeless pieces.
Being born into a large family of women who were constantly stitching and sewing added to her inherent talent as a designer.
Princess Bertha says that her personal identity translates into her designs in many ways. "It is said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, which means that how I see my designs should be something I would love to wear every time," she says. "Personally, I love designs that speak volume from the outside. It should be classy, chic and comfortable to wear and that’s exactly how I translate it into my designs."
Whenever she is busy creating her designs, she takes her own colour mood into consideration. She is always on top of changing colour trends from season to season but as a designer from the Western part of Africa, she loves to infuse trends with her environment or the space she finds herself in. For Princess Bertha, brighter and warm colours win every time.
Her latest collection, recently shown at the AFI Cape Town Fashion Week, was inspired by everything the contemporary African woman stands for and is in memory of the late Ghanaian fashion designer Kofi Anza. The garments are made of traditional Ghanaian moving fabrics such as kente cloth infused with shiye, leather, deaden, beading and plain cotton – all combined to make sensational pieces. Lumiere designs cost between US$100 and $200, depending on the details.
This year Lumiere is looking at expanding in terms of global reach, adding international shows and increasing its listing.
This year Lumiere is looking at expanding in terms of global reach, adding international shows and increasing its listing. With various prestigious awards under her belt, Princess Bertha has no fear of not fitting in as she embraces what makes her brand unique.
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