DESIGNER DOSSIER of KieKie
EM’s Gold Gerry had an interview with the cover star of our August issue Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori (Kiekie), and they talked passion, style and her designer’s journey.
EM–HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY BEGIN?
It Began with my fashion show in my 3rd year at Bowen University. Tagged “dress sense“, it was a young and stylish collection tailored to suit the new dress code release by the university at the time.
EM– WHAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
Chic and detailed.
EM– WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BEST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
When I designed my first wireless LED wedding dress. An extremely proud moment.
EM– WHAT’S BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
Oh! That one time I had a measurement mix up On a client’s wedding dress I almost gave up on my career.
EM– DESCRIBE WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW AS A DESIGNER
I’m at a point where I’m more artistic and confident. There’s a level of confidence that comes with intentional practice, I’m full of that now.
EM- WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE THAT YOU’VE MADE IT
The very moment people were willing to pay more for the value I was offering.
EM–WHICH CELEBRITIES HAVE WORN YOUR BRANDS?
EM – WHAT MAKES YOUR BRAND DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
Attention to details and fabric manipulation.
EM- HOW HAVE YOU STAYED MOTIVATED WITH DESIGNS AND PRODUCTION
DURING THE PANDEMIC
Studying fabrics and introducing a range of fun and corporate collection.
EM- WHAT INSPIRES YOUR CREATIVITY
Almost everything around me. But I definitely have a thing for colour and print.
EM – KINDLY SHARE TIPS TO STAYING SUCCESSFUL IN THIS BUSINESS.
Stay consistent while creatively evolving.
EM- WHAT IS NEXT FOR YOU?
My millennial bridal collection.
EM – WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO START-UPS WHO HAVE SIMILAR VISION AS YOU DO?
Be sure not to be lost in the crowd! Stand out and be the creative you.
EM – SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU.
1. I don’t have a favourite colour
2. I don’t own a red lipstick, At least for now.
3. I don’t like slippers
4. I have a huge crush on grilled food
5. I’ve got candy tooth.