INTERVIEW: Edgelinemusic Exclusive Interview With Charles Allen

Here is our Exclusive interview with Nigerian Fashionist Charles Allen (C.A.T)

Edgelinemusic : Welcome here, Charles Allen is good having you feature on our interview section on Edgelinemusic.com.ng

Charles Allen: Thanks. It’s a pleasure

Edgelinemusic : Who is C.A.T? We want to know you, education, family, background, schooling and growing up?

Charles Allen: OK my real names are Charles Allen Telema popularly known as C.A.T
I attended Baptist High school Finished my secondary education there, but am currently at Rivers State University.
I was born into the family of Seven, Five kids and my parents ….I’m the fourth child. I can say i’m from a tailoring background, My family is a lover of fashion works but my growing up wasn’t easy…. Growing up from the creeks is definitely not an easy task…

Edgelinemusic : You say the creeks, like what do you mean by the creeks (Smiles)

Charles Allen: (Smiles) The ghetto, downtown Ndoki Estate

Edgelinemusic : Uhm….smiles…How do you come about the name *C.A.T Designs*

Charles Allen : Well Charles is my first name, Allen is my middle name, While Telema is my Surname.

Edgelinemusic : So growing up, going to school, what was your dream as a child?

Charles Allen : It has always been to look good with a design of my choice..

Edgelinemusic : What’s your definition of a Fashion?

Charles Allen : Hmmmm that should be popular style, especially in clothing..

Edgelinemusic : Okay nice. How do you define your kind of fashion?

Charles Allen :My fashion goes with the addition of different beautiful materials coming together to create a master piece.

Edgelinemusic : (Smile) Is okay…When exactly did you start this Fashion and for how long have you been desgining?

Charles Allen: Right from my secondary school days i’ve always like putting Ankara materials on my plain shirts, but i really got into it earlier 2017.

Edgelinemusic :  Wawu….

Edgelinemusic : My favourite style i’ve seen on you is…

Edgelinemusic: What’s your Favourite?

Charles Allen : 

Edgelinemusic : Smiles…Why, why and why?

Charles Allen : Well i got the design after watching an old movie called Mortal Combact and i decided to try it out and it was perfect!

Edgelinemusic : What inspires your designs?

Charles Allen : Frank Oshodi, Environment.

Edgelinemusic : Who are those you see as role models in the Fashion industry?

Charles Allen : Nobel Igwe, and Jimmy Immagination.

Edgelinemusic : So can you give us examples of fashionist that you see as role models?

Charles Allen:  Nobel Igwe, and Jimmy Immagination and many more

Edgelinemusic : As a fashionist what are those challenges you face?

Charles Allen: Uhmm. Light! Sometimes there can be no light for a week, Increase in material price and many more..

Edgelinemusic : Any embarrassing moment as a fashionist?

Charles Allen : Lol… I was given a cloth and after making the cloth it was reject and i was forced to do a new one with my money

Edgelinemusic : (Laughs) Where do you see yourself in the next ten years to come?

Charles Allen: A legend (Own a fashion school in Dubai)

Edgelinemusic : What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Charles Allen : Never be discouraged on your work rejection. Never pursue money just focus on quality..

Edgelinemusic : Nobel Igwe or Jimmy Imaginations….Who is your favourite?

Charles Allen : Nobel Igwe of course..

Edgelinemusic : Okay thanks for your time that’s all on the interview…..

Charles Allen: You welcome Sir

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