EFFORTLESSLY ROMANTIC COUTURE: 10 QUESTIONS WITH SOPHIE KAH, FASHION DESIGNER
1.) Welcome to The London Musings! Can you tell us a little about your fashion brand?
I've launched Sophia Kah seven years ago - I felt there was a gap in the market for beautifully made lace dresses at a fair price point.
2.) Had you always wanted to be a Fashion Designer?
No, not at all! I was born into the world of fashion into my grandmother’s factory where I came to contact with fashion from very young age. I suppose it runs in the family!
3.) Have you had any other career paths aside from fashion?
No, I haven’t! I’ve launched Sophia Kah after completing my studies at university and have been developing the business since.
4.) The fashion industry is fast and furious. Do you travel / network / attend events a lot?
I travel a quite a lot - I’m always on the go! I live between three places and for that reason I need to be very particular with how I spend my time to keep my focus. However, I do enjoy meeting new people, especially whilst attending various events.
5.) What inspires you?
Travel and real women. The everyday heroes! Women are incredible.
6.) What's new for Spring / Summer 2019?
A lot of daywear , flowy dresses… I wanted to make this collection more versatile to fit the lifestyle of cosmopolitan women where they just have to change their shoes at the end of a work day into a high heel so that they're ready to go to the party. I felt that I had to translate this feeling into the collection and bring more practicality.
7.) Sustainability is a hot topic in the fashion industry and beyond. Is this something you think about when designing / producing?
Yes - we always try to work with sustainable suppliers and look into how we can do more.
8.) What has been your greatest challenge as a fashion designer so far?
Everyday there is a new challenge! It’s a very competitive industry - we need to on our feet all the time.
9.) What do you love most about London?
London is one of my favourite cities in the world - I love how dynamic the city is, always full of newness whilst keeping its essence and traditions.
10.) When you're not busy designing, where can you be found and what will you be doing?
Somewhere on the beach - I'm a sunseeker...
Follow Sophia’s updates, shop and see more at www.sophiakah.com