At Birogs, we love it when we find someone who is ambitious, enthusiastic about life, knows what he/she wants and does not sit around expecting it to come to him/her. We love go-getters!
This is the case with this amazing woman who, with an unstoppable spirit, goes all out for what she wants and not only finds it, puts it to good use! This is Anna Cole, a strong, modest and vibrant Ghanaian beauty.
VTI© of Birogs was granted an exclusive interview with this amazing entrepreneur (Yes! You read about it FIRST on Birogs) 🙂
Anna owns Pernia Couture, which is a Ghanaian based luxury women’s fashion brand that aims at fulfilling the modern woman’s fantasies in fashion. Pernia Couture is a women’s apparel and accessories manufacturer and retailer of pieces ranging from beautiful bespoke gowns, practical, yet statement pieces to innovative accessories all inspired by the African culture.
She recently released her debut hand-crafted bead collection last week, and I have to say – the bead definitely represents the name birthed! – GRANDEUR COLLECTIONS.
In our exclusive interview with Anna Cole, when asked WHEN and HOW she started, she responded: “I have been working behind the scenes since 2013. I began my love for fashion at an early age. I originally aspired to pursue a career in fashion, I then went on to study Visual arts, textiles and art, before changing to accounting. Was in UK for seven years and returned back home (to Ghana), to enable me learn and follow the fashion trends here, I entered the creative space with the label, Pernia Couture.”
Her inspiration came from watching her mother, Mrs. Mary Coleman, a seamstress; who created rich and vibrant garments.
“As a designer, I have adopted the saying ‘La mode se de’ mode’ by Jean Paul Gaultier, meaning: “Fashion goes out of Fashion”. I have always desired to be a versatile and innovative designer” – Anna.
My debut beads collection, entitled “Grandeur” was handmade taking into consideration ladies like myself who love UNIQUE BOLD STATEMENT bead jewelries with MAJESTIC styles and IMPRESSIVE in appearances.
When asked what her dreams for her fashion label is, Anna simply stated: “Hope to become one of the best fashion designers in the world, for my label to be known and accepted internationally and to promote the African culture through my works.”
She added: I personally designed and created each single piece of jewelry with the hope that you “FEEL UNIQUE” wearing my pieces! – Wow! Talk of attention to detail!
Of course we were curious on how she got the name “Pernia.”
She humbly said: It’s from my real name which is Culpernia. My full name is Culpernia Annastasia Aba Coleman but people know me as Anna Cole.
For more insight into her designs and to place your orders, please check her Facebook page Pernia Couture.
Go beyond the skies sis. Never stop soaring! Best wishes from the Birogs crew.