Everyone loves to make a statement, in a beautiful dress, and StatementbyBami has ensured to make her clients look gorgeous at every event. Let’s read up on Oladapo Ayobami the creative director of StatementbyBami
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR BRAND
My name is Oladapo Ayobami, the Creative Director of StatementbyBami. Statementbybami is a womenswear brand that offers ready-to-wear and bespoke services to make the average woman feel confident and beautiful in their outfits.
HOW AND WHEN DID YOUR JOURNEY BEGIN?
My fashion Journey began at my 300 level at my university. My mum would always take me to her tailor to get clothes sewn and she never got the designs right. I would take the clothes back to school and recut them and hand sew to my taste, it was a lot of work but it was worth it.
Shortly after graduation, right before my NYSC programme, I started training with a tailor for a period of six months where I learned the basics. I went to several other fashion schools in Port- Harcourt and Lagos respectively.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
I love exuding simplicity and class, so I try to project that into whatever I put on.
WHO ARE YOUR IDEAL TARGET AUDIENCE?
Fashion-inclined women who love to stand out with their outfits.
WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR BEST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
As a growing fashion brand, nothing beats positive reviews from clients or a referral, it helps me stay focused and serves as a form of reassurance that I’m doing something right.
WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENTS AS A DESIGNER?
Dealing with difficult clients can be a bad experience.
One experience that I’d always remember was when a client told me that she doesn’t need my services anymore even when we tried to compensate, it made me feel like I didn’t do enough to satisfy the said customer at the time.
ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR RESPONSE FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION?
I would say 8.5
WHAT MAKES YOUR BRAND DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
Our ready-to-wear pieces are timeless and versatile. Regardless of when they are worn, they remain stylish.
For our bespoke wear, we take joy in maximum customer satisfaction, hence giving our all to make sure our clients get their money’s worth.
KINDLY SHARE TIPS FOR STAYING SUCCESSFUL IN THIS BUSINESS
As a growing brand in the Fashion Industry;
1. Stay consistent and market your brand like no one else would.
2. Offer excellent products and services to clients
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO START-UPS THAT HAVE A SIMILAR VISION AS YOU DO?
Give it everything you have got. The journey might not always seem easy but with God, consistency and hard work, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
You also have to believe in yourself and the talent God has blessed you with before others can believe in you.
Maximize profits, Create a niche for yourself and have a solid structure in place to make workflow easy and smooth.
SHARE FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU
1. I love my family so much.
2. I enjoy having the right people around me and impacting those close to me in a positive way.
3. I’m all about self-positivity and self-love, everything else flows from there.
4. I’m a sucker for pasta. lol
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