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Behind the scenes credits: Gele Tea, Kosibah, Segun Olotu Bolanle Feyita Okusanya, Juliet Onyeka Osodi

This year, Gèlè Tea goes back to the historical roots of gèlè, with fashion our great great grandmothers would have tied and it evolves with a bit of a twist until the introduction  of the urban styles that are lighting the streets of London, Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

Gèlè Tea, the couture fashion event that showcases gèlè style during an afternoon tea to raise awareness of dementia on Saturday 14th September with exclusive collections from couture designers Adebayo Jones, Clariscia Gill and Kosibah.

Whether you’re looking for head wear for wedding season or something to tie for a glorious hair day Gèlè Tea will have styles so hot that they’re wrapped up until the big day! The use of Gèlè is symbolic as dementia is about the brain/mind and Gèlè Tea draws attention to the head.

Attendees will have  the opportunity to have a gèlè tied and this year, a lucky guest will have a gèlè named after them.  We are looking out for a trend like the Simem and Butterfly collection (2012) which went global.

With raffles and silent auctions attendees will bid for a Clariscia Gill original and a Lyze Bamigbola Silas fascinator .

 Singer songwriter Lanre will be performing and encouraging attendees to sing the updated and official version of Memories, the gèlè song and there will be music from celebrity DJ Deoba Authentic.

Ladies are urged to wear  a Gèlè, hat or another form of headwear while men are asked to wear hats.

Gèlè Tea is named in honour of a gèlè enthusiast living with Alzheimer’s, hence the emphasis on  gèlè a traditional  African head gear which draws attention to the head . Importantly, Gèlè Tea  raises awareness of dementia.

Proceeds from raffles and gèlè styling will go to support the work of Dementia UK.

Gèlè Tea – 14 September 2013,  Double Tree Hilton Hotel,  2 Bridge Place, Victoria,  London. Tickets: 35.00 via

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