Fashion, from ages past, has been an aspect of culture that evokes the very spirit, nature and power of the people that own it. The African spirit and culture has always been a very vibrant, colourful, flamboyant and irrepressible one. This fullness of life and diverse richness is hard to capture, tame and reintroduce into the current trends of fashion world but some unique fashion icons has been able to do just that. One of such icons is Selina Bebaako-Mensah, founder of the famous African accessories brand Selina Beb. Born in Accra and schooled in four continents (Ghana, England, Italy and China), she developed a curiosity for cultures which later channeled into her love for fashion. She has been globally recognized for the depths of her colorful creations and it’s the potency of these creations that has made her a force to reckon with in the African fashion industry.
Selina Bebaako-Mensah is creating a profitable ecosystem around modern Ankara print apparel. Ankara prints, sometimes called wax prints or African prints, are crisp 100% cotton fabrics featuring bright, super-saturated colors in bold patterns, often with hints of faux-batik.
These dazzling fabrics have traditionally been popular for the older generation’s formal wear, a top with a waist ruffle and matching straight skirt to the floor, called “kaba and slit” in Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries. Selina, a Ghanaian multi-award winning designer has been able to sell to the international scene, the cultures and fabrics, creating and selling contemporary silhouettes like amazing bags, comfortable footwear, clutch/bag,beautiful jewellery and modern accessories using vibrant Ankara prints.
Since she launched Selina Beb in 2012, her list of awards are over flowing and keeps growing. Selina Beb designs have walked many catwalks from Ghana, London, Rome and beyond carrying with it the true Ghanaian vibrancy and flavor.
She has gained as clients and fans globally, a lot of Trendsetters, including the immediate past First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Lordina Mahama, the former second lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Former Deputy Minister for Tourism, Abla Dzifa Gomashie, former CEO of GIPC, Mrs Mawuena Trebarh and celebrities such as Joselyn Dumas, Anita Erskine, Okyeame Kwame, Becca, Gifty Anti, Naa Ashorkor and Dentaa Amoateng (MBE).
The brand produces amazingly affordable bags, comfortable footwears, beautiful jewelleries and modern accessories all made in Ghana. For a bold clutch/bag, statement jewellery or a great way to jazz up your iPad, Selina Beb has a solution tailored for you.
The products are sold all over the world including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, U.K., Italy and The USA. Having an official stockist of their products in Los Angeles, California- Kutula by Africana boutique.