The fashion industry in Nigeria is gradually taking her rightful place in the committee of nations and it takes the efforts of certain individuals to keep the industry going.
Recently Silk’n’Purple turned 25 and we had the pleasure of chatting with the Creative Director of Silk’n’Purple, see excerpts below;
Can we meet you please?
I am Oluniyi Susan Modupe
A fashion designer/Trainer
It’s been 25yrs in this industry, how adventurous has it been?
Very adventurous been able to express my self, nothing like doing what you are born to do.
What were those start-off days like?
Start off for me was very smooth, I started early and small and my growth as being very consistent.
Was there ever a time you felt like quitting?
Never. I love what I do, is so naturally I even forget it is work. Imagine getting paid for what you enjoy doing. No better feeling.
What helped you sustain the business?
Passion plus I learn everyday.Thus, I keep improving. Change they say, is the only constant thing in life.
Thinking about ready to wear, where do you have most of your customers?
Silk’n’Purple: All over Nigeria ,Uk ,US and SA
How many lucky ones have passed through the training/knowledge sharing arm of your business?
800 and still counting.
Which would you say has been most profitable?
Both ,they go parallel. The regular work serves as training ,again I get paid for working , that’s is training for them 😁.
With the current state of global economy, is it a good time to venture into the fashion business?
Clothing, Food and Shilter are neccesities of life . So fashion business will alway flourish.
What are the key best practices that can help a fresher survive in the business of fashion?
Passion, dedication, updating your knowledge and hard work.