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Tayo Shonekan:Why I Left Engineering for Clothes Designing-Punch

I love this interview on Tayo Shonekan published in the Punch and thought i should share. Tayo Shonekan is a stylist, designer and Chief Executive Officer of AIMAS, a fashion label. She talks about why she decided to focus on designing Q: Why did you make the switch from styling to designing? A: I have always done the two side by side; one did not precede the other. Now, I do less of styling and more of designing because I am trying to build my brand. I no longer style as often as I used to. Q: How did you delve into designing? A: As a newly-wed expecting my first baby in the United Kingdom, I was home and not working. I wondered what I could do, but I had always been interested in fashion, even though it was not my course of study at the university. I studied manufacturing engineering. I started by designing T-shirts and it became a success. Q: Why did you move back to Nigeria? A: Every city has its advantages and disadvantages. People always think the grass is greener