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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