Monday, 15 June 2015

Qismat Meets Abbyke Domina

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Abbyke Domina is one of the most popular and fast growing celebrity fashion designers in Nigeria at the moment.The University of Lagos graduate is a stylist to reckon with in the fashion industry. The very creative and hardworking lady of style speaks about her career,marriage,and style in this interview with QISMAT YINUS.



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Tell me about your family background?


I'm Abbyke Domina,a celebrity fashion designer and stylist, graduated from University of Lagos. I'm the fourth child and last born of my family. 

How did you get into the fashion world?

Fashion has been in me since I was little, I remember always wanting to look the best, among my friends. So I took my time with fashion and style and thought about creating a life with fashion. 

What inspires you as a fashion designer?
A lot of things inspire me, first my inspiration comes from God, I don't want him to regret creating me, so I try as much as possible to be a better person. Then when I go online and do research about fashion, when I see designs, I get inspired a lot. 

What sets you apart from other designers?
I chose to be different, and classy, but yet simple. I love colors, I work with a lot of beautiful fabrics. I make my clothes in a way that if anyone sees them, it wouldn't be hard to say this is Abbyke Domina. 

How has it been since you started as a fashion designer?
It's been great, it's been famous. I'm grateful for where I started and where I am today. I love the feelings. Glory be to God Almighty. 

What makes a great fashion designer?
-Hardwork, Intellect, creativity 

How would you rate the Nigerian fashion industry compared to those abroad?
Nigerian Fashion industry. I must say I'm impressed with it compared to the old industry, especially now that the competition is wild, everyone is striving to be a better person. So they are working hard to be better. For example, I order fabrics from Swiss, and Austria. So I believe I can do what designers abroad are doing. I make use of some fabrics they use as well. 

Who are your role models in the industry?
I'm my own role model, because everyday I try hard to impress myself with hardwork. So I salute who I am everyday of my life. 

How would you define style?

Style is life, style is creativity, style is what you wear, how you wear it. Style defines who you are. 


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Who exactly is Abbyke Domina?
Abbyke Domina is a celebrity fashion designer and stylist, a graduate of University of Lagos. A woman of class and intellect.
 
What does it take to be a fashionista?
Being a fashionista, your sense of fashion and style must be high, you must be a happy person who is always ready to show the world how to mix colors.
 If you weren't a fashion designer,what would you be doing?
If I wasn't into fashion designing, I would still be within the fashion industry.I'll probably be selling clothes, because I was into that before I diversified into designing. 

You seem to be very popular among Nigerian celebrities, and you have even featured them in some of your advert campaigns,what would you attribute your success and fast growing popularity to?
You see one thing about popularity is to always dare to be different. Always be ready to try new things no one has, or re-brand the old ones in your own new way. People will come to you, once they love what you do. They'll always want to be around you or work with you. I will say I'm working, I'm always aiming for new things, I'm different. And when you have the Grace of God, everything seems easy. 

Which celebrity would you love to work with next?
Genevieve Nnaji

Are you working on any major project at the moment?
Yes! I want to have a designing school.A lot of people are requesting for that, so I'm working on it. 

How do you joggle your marriage and a career as a fashion designer?
I just try to maneuver. I find time to joggle the two,so I am able to balance them.
Does your husband support your business?
He supports me financially and he even comes out with me to events. My husband is very supportive. Follow on twitter

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