University of Middlesex graduate of Fashion Design, Tessy Oliseh-Amaize has unveiled a new menswear collection tagged ‘Scissors’. The Creative Director of Tesslo Concepts said,
If you look at the collection, you would see me playing around a lot with patterns and in some cases, asymmetrical styles. My originality as a fashion designer is best expressed when I sketch my designs and bring them to life by cutting out the patterns myself and putting them together in the neatest way possible. That is what ‘SCISSORS’ is all about. It’s a playful expression of my raw creativity.
There are people who still see fashion designers as creative directors who don’t carry scissors and have no clue about pattern-cutting talk the least of sitting on a machine and getting the real work done. Some see fashion designers as people who just get creative ideas and hand them over to tailors to produce. Not for me. I believe a pair of scissors should be a designer’s best friend and a designer must be able to use it and use it well.
Mostly a collection of shirts and dress shirts, ‘SCISSORS’ targets urban, traditional African and corporate clienteles.
In this new collection, the designer’s husband Ohimai Godwin Amaize popularly known as Mr Fix Nigeria is seen modelling the designs. Tessy added,
It’s become a tradition in the Tesslo family to see my better half modelling my collections. He does great justice to my designs.
In 2006, Tessy Oliseh-Amaize won the Best Fashion Designer Award at the Nigeria Fashion Show (NFS), in Paris. See the lookbook below.