I love the fact that Men’s style is becoming more progressive and gaining awareness in Nigeria. Men look good and trendy these days and we see a lot of that all around town. Some of these designs and trendy look don’t just happen, there are people who are responsible for creating such looks. One of such persons is Mr Xquizit(Amaechi). He is a fashion designer and fashion consultant and the brain behind Xquizit Couture. In this chat, he tells Lagos Convo how the journey began. Happy reading.
When did you start fashion designing?
What were your early challenges?
Getting people to know about my brand and what I can offer.
What does it take to be a fashion designer?
It takes knowing how to create from within, with whatever material of fabric you are working with and to translate to the physically finished work.
Are there prospects in this trade?
Yep, so much prospects for the very creative fashion designers, but you’ll have to come out with new pieces and designs all the time.
Would you encourage more people to join the trade?
Yes and No. Yes for serious people who really have a passion for fashion. No for the not very serious ones, who think only about the money and don’t create anything.
Who are your target Customers?
Hmmm target customers? I would say everyone who loves to look good, corporately or traditionally.
How do you handle difficult clients?
I just do my best to make them happy, ‘cos as the saying goes, ‘the client is always right”
What are your major challenges?
Power supply, Human Capital supply(not enough people who want to work with you to achieve a certain goal, they all just want to make money, and don’t care about building a long lasting brand)in other words, no passion, no vision
What are your short term goals?
To add to my client base, while still satisfying my former clients.
And your long term goals?
Establish my brand and export more products.
Do you have any expansion plans?
Yes, I plan to have my products sold in the US, Europe and beyond. Plans for that are already ongoing.
what do you think of men’s fashion?
fashion is just wow
what do you make?
I make suits, traditional wears, that’s (corporate and native attires) and also jackets, blazers, pant trousers, Agbada, Tunics etc
Mr Xquizit can be reached on
+234 80 6688 2333 and Instagram @Mr_xquizit( xquizit couture)