Jason Samuel has come a long way with his fashion brand, Jason Porshe. The fashion designer sat with Pulse TV to chat about his career and plans for the future. Here are five things we learned
His first love:
The fashion personality disclosed that his first love from his childhood was medicine, as he played with a lot of medical-related toys. He also was supposed to go to China to study medicine after his secondary education in Nigeria but he declined after realizing that fashion was his passion.
Originally, Samuel intended for the brand to be strictly menswear but decided to include womenswear in his last collection, 'Bella Vista', which debuted to lukewarm reviews. Now, his 'Kairos and Chronos 2016 collection', features stronger womenswear pieces.
His other dream:
The fashion designer said his role model is designer, Tom Ford and that he hopes to follow in the fashion designer’s footsteps of getting into movie making one day. So, watch out for Samuel on the big screen.
Take him or leave him:
In talking about the process of making clothes, the designer highlighted that he will never compromise on the price or quality of his clothes. Thus, you can either afford him or you can’t.
Why Jason Porshe:
The creative director revealed that his birth name is Josiah Chika Samuel but he loved the meaning of the name, Jason, which means healer and so he decided to adopt the name. As for Porshe, that came from an obsession with the luxury brand, Porsche and the word, Posh.
For more on the fashion designer’s background, what the ideal ‘Jason Porshe’man is and so much more, watch the full interview below.