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We are fortunate to meet Kobby Klein, the sartorial mastermind behind TSUTSUBLEMA. After spending several years in the industry, Kobby has built an impressive resume that includes working with his celebrity clientele, on numerous editorial campaigns and contributing as a fashion expert. Kobby has already become somewhat of a fashion social media guru.

Kobby Klein
For anyone who loves fashion, and in particular, loves to shop, becoming a wardrobe stylist seems like a career fallen straight from heaven. Spending your days shuffling through gorgeous clothes, and playing dress up with gorgeous models doesn’t even remotely sound like an actual job. It sounds like fun. But mind you, becoming a fashion stylist is actually difficult business.
It’s safe to say Kobby Klein (tsutsublema) is an expert in all things fashion, and today we are lucky enough to chat with this awesome stylist to get his thoughts on the industry, and what it takes to make it.
Q: Tell us a bit about your brand and the meaning of the name “Tsutsublema”
Tsutsublema means olden days or back in the days, the word  is derived from the Ga language, a tribe from Ghana, West Africa.  The Tsutsublema brand basically aims to revive the olden days fashion and style in today’s fashion world.
 Q: Who is behind tsutsublema?

Kobby Klein, a vintage and art lover, a photo model and fashionista.

Kobby Klein
Q: How was the start up of your business (brand) and how long has it been in existence? 
Styling has always been a part of me. From the get go, I used to give remarks on what people wear and then at some point I felt I knew it all when it comes to fashion.
Officially, the brand has been in existence since October 2016, thus 17 months. Nonetheless, I have been styling years before that.
Q: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career as a stylist? 
I was motivated by few photographers due to my creativity on set  as a photo model. This was around 2010.
Q: Who or which things inspire your styles?
I get inspired by the books I read and few movies I watch. I typically watch old or historical movies  and Oh  my family’s old photo gallery as well.
 Q: How do u feel when your see your creations on social media and on other platforms? 
That feeling is intriguing. Imagine seeing your works on magazines, billboards, TV and other places across the world. It’s such an amazing feeling and so far and I give thanks to God.
q: Where do you see yourself five years from now? 
To be recognized globally and be the  first to be mentioned when  it comes to vintage and art.
Q: Any Achievements? 
 Yes, couple of achievements. I got featured in Berlin Times magazine, Editorial for Nataal media South Africa, , music videos, just to mention a few.
Q: What are the three hard to spot pitfalls that are critical to avoid in your field?
  1. Not everybody is your target audience.
  2. Avoid people who discourage you.
  3. Never loose focus.
Q: Looking out 5 to 10 years, what do you think will be the next big change in your industry In Ghana? 
Styling Awards to reward and acknowledge works from all stylists across Ghana.
Q: What are the ‘3’ things you’ve told yourself that kept you going during your darkest hour?
  1.  Don’t give up yet, you are almost there. 
  2.  Forget about money for now and do it for the love. 
  3.  Believe in God and believe in yourself.  
Q: How long were you running the business before you started paying yourself? 
About 2 years. Let me say it was the “pro bono” season in styling. lol.
Q: What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
It plays a very significant role. Especially when you have a lot of friends who share common or mutual fashion goals
Q: How do you stay updated with fashion?  
Attending and watching fashion shows, magazines, the internet, movies and most importantly, social media.
Q: Do you have any advice for the upcoming ones hoping to make it in the industry?
It’s an open career for anyone who is interested as long as they has passion for it. Whether young or  the old. 
Facebook: @tsutsublema
Instagram: @tsutsublema
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