By turning her pain to gain, Miss kanoyinsola Olaide Aramide (KOA) founded her very own fashion line KOA Couture, she inspires other women to look beyond their present challenges and create a bright future for themselves.
DA: What inspired you to go into fashion?
KOA-COUTURE: Right from the start, I was always interested in combination of clothes and how best colours match. I wanted to make something and I wanted to make it big.
DA: At what point in your life did you decide to go into fashion?
KOA-COUTURE: Immediately after secondary school. I just wanted to design something, so I talked to my dad and he gave me a go ahead.
DA: How did you start?
KOA-COUTURE: After secondary school, I wasn’t offered admission for the first year so I had no other choice than to learn, rather than stay idle. Thank God I wasn’t offered the admission because right now, I have a big talent at hand and it’s working for me.
DA: What challenges did you face?
KOA-COUTURE: It wasn’t easy, no lies. I had people giving me clothes and paying very discouraging prices, I was young so they looked down on me at some point but then I picked myself up and now, the only challenge I face is when I fight with sleep at night.
DA: How did you overcome them?
KOA-COUTURE: I just told myself it’s not enough reason to cry and lose my sleep, since it’s what I wanted I just had to put myself together and I face my challenges.
DA: What is the first step youll advice someone going into fashion to take?
KOA-COUTURE: Know what you really want and learn with patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
DA: What is your greatest achievement so far?
KOA-COUTURE: A second sewing machine which I got when I was just 18.
DA: Who is your fashion muse?
KOA-COUTURE: Well, Myself. And of course I have customers always repping and friends that model for me.
DA: How can we reach you?
KOA-COUTURE: My business account on IG- @koa_couture
My personal account on IG- @nehmar_
Chat me up on IG for my phone number.
DA: Where do you see yourself in five years?
KOA-COUTURE: In a big building with awards hanged on the wall and apprentices so busy from time to time.