Clothing is a way to express ourselves and to present ourselves to the world. A woman in West Michigan is doing just that by creating beautiful clothing from fabrics and textiles made in Ghana.

Rhoda Klomega is the Grand Valley State University student behind fashion brand, DELASIE, which means "the Savior has heard me". The brand specializes in custom and ready-to-wear handmade clothing and accessories that merge both European designs and meaningful African fabrics for men, women, and children.

Klomega's fashions will be on display during the Nsu Bra Fashion Show at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids on Friday July 28th from 6 - 9 p.m.

The theme for the event is the positive ripple effect someone’s actions can have to inspire others to look, feel, and do good. The DELASIE clothing designs will feature “Nsu Bra”, a Ghanaian graphic fabric pattern that represents the ripple effect of a stone thrown in a water well.

A portion of the proceeds from the fashion show will support Arbor Circle programs, which include art therapy services and services for immigrant women in Grand Rapids.

You can learn more about DELASIE on Instagram.

You can learn more about the fashion show and to get tickets, click here.

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