- Michael Kumi is a fashion designer and the CEO of Maison Hardman
- The young Ghanaian creative is the magic hands behind apparels of Osei Kwame Despite, his brother Sarpong, Kennedy Osei Asante and his four other brothers for KENCY2020
- YEN.com.gh takes a closer look at Kumi's personality and his growing fashion brand
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Over the weekend, the marriage between Osei Kwame Despite’s first son, Kennedy Asante Osei and his wife Tracy Ameyaw, dominated headlines for its extravagance, luxury and the display of rich Ghanaian culture.
Aside the luxury and antique cars, the outfits of the couple are one of the many elements of their nuptial still thriving in conversations.
Young Ghanaian stylist with an IT background, Michael Kumi, the CEO of Maison Hardman has been identified as the mastermind of the stunning apparels of Despite’s son, Kennedy Asante Osei and some A-list personalities who graced his white wedding ceremony.
The suits of Kennedy Osei’s, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, his brother Sarpong, the page boy and that of his four brothers were tailored by Michael Kumi.
For the past five years, Kumi has been living his passion for fabrics and perfecting his craft, focusing on men’s wear, mainly suits and caftans.
''I have dedicated my time, energy and have invested a lot of time into fine-tuning my craft. What you see today is a testament of hard work and dedication,'' he said.
Kumi’s brand, Maison Hardman, was birth out of his love for cutting fabrics and stitching them together to make stunning clothes with a target to fit all occasions.
The young creative’s designs give relevance and capture the moment at any event.
''Ken chose me because currently, I'm one of the best designers doing bespoke suites, styling grooms both locally and internationally,'' Kumi owned his expertise as a designer.
Michael Kumi did not only work on the fabulous designs for Kennedy Asante Osei's wedding, but he was also the magic hands who reportedly pieced some of the designs of Osei Kwame Despite’s daughter when she married in 2017.
His attention to details continue to make him the preferred designer for the ‘Despites’
''They have reaffirmed their trust and believe in made in Ghana products and in young Ghanaians like myself,'' Kumi said of the Despite family.
His works have won the hearts of many due to his craft and unrivalled flamboyant finishing.
Kumi has also delivered value and satisfaction to prominent personalities such as Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Bola Ray, Trigmatic and Van Vicker.
Watch video of Kumi styling Kennedy Asante Osei prior to his white wedding.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian business and media titan, Osei Kwame Despite is one of the country’s most accomplished entrepreneurs with thriving businesses.
Born on February 2, 1962, Despite had a difficult childhood while growing up because his immediate family was financially incapacitated at the time.
Osei Kwame Despite was compelled to live a horse-like life, starting his career as a petty trader, dealing in music cassettes, padlocks, baby feeding bottles, and other merchandise at Dunkwa-Offinso.
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