“Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak”.
– Rachel Zoe.
Despite the differences in religion, political and cultural beliefs, fashion can be seen as a unifying factor in social circles.
We all can relate to staring intently at someone who’s wearing something we like, imagining how we would look in the outfit and what it says about us.
For the uninitiated, fashion can be a bit daunting but we at marvvystyle are here to make your journey smoother.
Earlier in the year, we published an interview with an upcoming model, Read all about it here https://marvvystyle.com/2020/06/chat-with-a-nigerian-model/
But today we will be switching it up.
Have you ever wondered how it would be to own a fashion brand, thought about the process that goes into production?.
Well look no further because we’re here with another interview.
Q: What’s your name?.
A: My name is Christopher, but my friends call me Christo.
I’m a student of Geology Department in Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Q: So recently you launched a brand, can you tell us what its about?
A: Gladly, the brand is called TOPHERS
The name comes from the last five letters of my given name.
Basically, TOPHERS is a fashion clothing line that deals specially in casual and sport wears.
Need to look on point for your outings, or you just want to keep a tab on the latest fashion trends?, TOPHERS is the brand for you.
Q: Can you shed light on what inspired you to start TOPHERS?
A: What inspired me…
Emmm…. I’ll say… My great love for fashion actually inspired me to startup my clothing line…
I believe we humans need to be up to date with comfortable and exclusive fashion trends, which is one of the problems people face daily.
So I thought , how can I solve this problem?.
That’s when the idea for TOPHERS came about.
Q: What would you say is your style?.
A: It will come as a shock but I don’t have a set style,I believe in flexibility in fashion.
In order to remain timeless and relevant, I dress to suit the mood and occasion.
You can see me in a t-shirt and shorts today and then I’ll switch it up tomorrow, It depends.
Q: Behind every success story is a background of pain and difficulties, what challenges did you face with TOPHERS?.
A: Starting up came with lots challanges due to the fact that this is my first start up business…
Ranging from, what market I should focus on, to what consumers I need to focus on.
I also faced a little challenge in marketing as I was confused on what market strategy will best suit the consumers….
Fabric testing took almost a whole month as the comfort of our consumers is our priority.
Q:What you consider your most important fashion piece?.
A: My most important fashion piece….
I think it’s my wrist watch..
I don’t know if I can last an hour without a wrist watch on my wris.
I am a very Business oriented person and I’m constantly on schedule with my daily activities.
Q:What are your hobbies?.
A: I love reading, I read a lot, it keeps my mind sharp.
I also love exercising, I also love listening to music, It makes me concentrate on a given task.
Q:What would you tell people who’re looking to own their own brands?
A: My advice to young ones out there…
“Keep chasing your dream. Rejection is Redirection. Keep looking at the positive side of things and you’ll surely be happy with the outcome”
And remember….. Never, I repeat, Never compromise you values and dreams.
You owe your success to that.
There you have it.
Hope you enjoyed it, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Love and light always.