Ever genuinely wondered how, where or when to kick start a career in fashion styling? For you, maybe, you are just looking to satisfy your curiosity about the people behind some of the biggest brands in the fashion industry. Either ways, you’re in luck with one.
Hold my beer…..
Team Lyfe republic hooked up with top fashion stylist Prince Boamah Kuleape, and talked about how he got into styling, the workflow, his ambitions, and much more. For the past 5 years, Mr. Boamah has been running the KULAPERRYOUTLOOK (boutique) and for him, working in fashion doesn’t seem like a career choice, but a fate that he just couldn’t resist. With years of professional styling experience, Kula Perry has styled some of our favorite music videos and celebrities. He tells us that his career has been a journey with many lessons learned, attesting to the fact that nothing comes easily.
After enduring Accra’s annoying traffic, the team is finally settling in for a great interview with Kulaperry, the celebrity stylist. He is in high spirits, and we already start throwing questions at him. However, like a typical Ghanaian host, he suspends his answers and offers some good wine.
We accept and take sips, still dying to hear him give us answers already!
Grinning with finesse, he answers the first question.
Q: Tell us a bit about the person or team behind your brand
A: Kulaperry is the person behind FEAR NO MAN. A brand developer, stylist and the lead creator for FEAR NO MAN. Once driven by enthusiasm for the FEAR NO MAN brand and has eagle eye for fashion.
Q: Tell us about your brand (FEAR NO MAN)
A: The FEAR NO MAN clothing line is one of the composites of Kula Perry clothing. Kula Perry clothing is however comprised of three lines, which are fear no man, Royalty and Loyalty.
The FEAR NO MAN clothing line logo portrays a white human face with a red strip across the eyes of the face. The logo represents the African heritage. The color white was chosen for the face because it stands for cleanliness and purity while the red color for the strip represents the toil, hustle and struggle of Africans endured in achieving their dreams. The entirety of the logo simply seeks to highlight on the practice of seeing and speaking no evil. FEAR NO MAN is a line that stands as a symbol for people who fear nobody except God.
Q: How was the start up of (fearnoman)
A: The brand was officially launched in 2017 but has been under feasibility study and research for the past 5 years. The brand has a 15 years development plan. The whole idea was carefully planned. Starting with a few tee-shirt which I wore around and that got the attention of the people. Gradually, they wanted it. We had to focus on that and design different merch.
Q: Can u describe briefly how your outfits are made? Are they all made here in Ghana?
A: The designs are based on my personal life experiences with the idea of evicting Fear and inspiring Hope and no they are made outside Ghana, depending on the type of merch.
Q: Why are you in this particular business?
A: Because fashion is a lifestyle and there’s more to it than making money. It changes life
Q: Is it profitable?
A: Yes, so far as it pays me and enables me to help others
Q: How long were you running the business before you started paying yourself?
A: Started paying myself after the first year, because a lot went into marketing and brand positioning.
Q: Where do you see your brand in the nearest future?
Q: What are the three hard to spot pitfalls that are critical to avoid in your field?
A: Avoid loans. Avoid negative energy and avoid imitating other people’s work.
Q: What’s that thing you’ve told yourself that kept you going during your darkest hour?
A: God is able.
Q: What advice do you have for those out there who want to set up their own businesses too
A: First of all ,every young individual hoping to be successful, should believe in God. Do a lot of research into what they want to do
Q: Any special story u want to share?
A: No,but what I would like to share is that, every talented individual should believe in God and keep pushing with passion
Q: How do people reach you if interested in your brand?
A: Anyone can reach me through the following….
Social Media:IG;(@fearnomanclothing/ @kulaperry)