There are few people in Nigeria today that will consider leaving the telecom industry for the fashion world, considering the income generated but Chuks Collins, the brain behind Kholyns Couture, took that step gladly by starting his business in 2007.
Sitting with Chuks and hearing him talk about fashion proves that it is an issue of following a passion, one that make you smile to the banks, if you truly know what you are doing. Chuks says he wanted to change the way people dress and enrolling at the African en Vogue Fashion School, Ghana in 2008, proves further that this is a man who eats, drinks and dwells with couture and ready to wear clothing.
The Kholyns Contemporary Couture brand does a complete consultation and not just making clothes, as they consider building the perfect wardrobe for that occasion of yours. He confidently says he is made with Gods DNA and has got passion that differentiates him from his peers.
This conservative young man had about four months internship programme with Deola Sagoe, a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. He also values the works of Tiffany Amber, Alexander McQueen and Mai Atafo. This Delta state born has showcased his work at the Lagos Fashion Week, Nigerian Television Fashion Show, The Style Nite,Western Canada Fashion Week and Belarus Fashion Show.
Despite the various challenges that come his way as a business entrepreneur in the style world, Chuks Collins has not limited himself in this creative world as he is expected to create 70 dresses, being the official designer for the Miss Intercontinental Pageant holding in Germany. He will also be coming up superb surprises with his Spring collection at the New Jersey Fashion Week and the Fiji Island Fashion Week.
When it comes to the motivating spirit, Chuks says he is always expectant, creating something new, and the belief that there are people hoping for something new. He actually laughed and stood up confidently when i asked him if he wears his clothing line, and truly, i could see a good result from the creative use of the Ankara fabric he wore.
Chuks Collins is a success because he has used passion has a benchmark to measure his growth in the fashion world. He is the proud brand manager for Allen Ukwuru, the Nigerian Representative at the Model of the Universe Pageant 2012