Chigozie Anaele, creator of Kachi Designs launched in April 2010, made her entrance as a newcomer to the fashion industry. I met the Huston based designer at the Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2012 where she was one of the designers showcasing. Her style reflects young, flirty, and fun; also utilizing colourful African prints. In an interview with her she tells us more about her love for fashion and how she relaxes when she is not working.
MAYREEJAY: How did you come about the name, KACHI DESIGNS?
KACHI: Well, I was looking for something catchy and I kept saying the name over and over again. So, I kept it but spelt it in the ibo version “Kachi”.
MAYREEJAY: How long have you been in the fashion business for?
K: Its 2 yrs and 6 months as of today
M: What has been the most challenging experience so far?
K: When I lost everything in a fire and had to explain to my clients.
M: Who do you cater to and who are your clients?
K: I cater to a wide range of clients mainly the ages of 20-40
M: Which fashion shows have you been involved in?
K: African fashion week NYC, Houston fashion week, Brooklyn fashion week, Maryland fashion week, so on.
M: Any new projects in the works?
K: I will be coming out with a new line for the night life crowd but still sophisticated
M: Which do you prefer – Ready-To-Wear or Couture?
K: I prefer ready-to-wear. We aren’t in this business just to be creative but to sell our products.
M: What do you do in your leisure?
K: Sew and designs
M: What is great style to you?
K: Feeling good and looking good. Never anything over the top.
M: Favourite colour(s)? ?
K: Since I started designing I don’t have a favorite color I love them all now
M: HEELS OR FLATS.
K: Definitely flats so comfortable
M: TELL US ONE THING WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
K: I’m very shy.
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