THE MAKING is a fashion project platform aimed at discovering new fashion talents in Nigeria. Currently in Season 2, the project brings together 10 promising fashion designers with aim of 1 winning finalist in 13 episodes per season. The winning finalist gets the ultimate exposure with the help of some of the industry’s movers and shakers. The Designers go through auditions, presentations, photo-shoots with some of the best and well-known stylists, make-up artists and photographers in the Nigerian fashion industry. The 10 Designers in THE MAKING also get a chance to have mentors who discuss how the designers could improve or show case their designs in a better way.
Chuks Collins is the Head Designer at Kholyns Couture. He started his career as a fashion Designer in 2007 when he registered his brand Kholyns Contemporary Couture.
Though a fresh University graduate of Accounting at that time, he was picked among the designers to cloth the contestants at the First West African Idol.
He worked with one of the leading Telecommunication companies in Nigeria for two years and got some corporate experiences. Within this period he didn’t stop his passion, rather took it to a higher level, got schooled in different Fashion schools and also got a certification as an Image and Style consultant.
In 2010, he resigned to face his passion and launched his clothing line. He’s done campaign shoots for Adverts, Magazine spreads and many fashion shows both within and outside the country. He is a contributor/co anchor on the “New Weds” Program on Silver bird Television, where he gives Tips on Bride and Groom Wardrobe.
This collection is themed “THE GRACIAN collection
Photo-shoot Credits: Photographer Reze Bonna| Stylist Chucks Collins | Models: Thelma Okpara, Olly Victor, Enumah Micheal| Location: Reze Bonna Studios, Lagos
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