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Phor Popes | Fashion Designer

Hello Phor, tell us about your journey and how you became interested in the fashion industry?

My story is still being developed. My grandmother's passing grew my passion for sewing, During my formative years she would sew and hem around me, and it left a long-lasting impact as one of my passions is creating clothing. I learned most of what I knew informally, from videos online and trial and error. During my journey to get to where I am I have found I have other passions like directing shows and creativity influencing other artists to give their style the “Phor” touch. What makes me stand out is how I manage to put fabric together to create iconic garments, creating opportunities and opening doors to a plethora of up-and-coming models, photographers, videographers, etc. Others tend to say I have that MOXIE effect when I’m in public.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?

A lot of my inspiration comes from my emotions, I also get inspired a lot by Japanese culture. They are so ahead of the game when it comes to fashion in my opinion.

What is success for you?

Success is when I no longer work for someone and make residual income through my passion.

Is it hard to stay innovative?

Not really, if your strong-minded then nothing can stop you.

Who are some people/ brands that you are influenced by?

Brands that inspire me would be Burberry, I love the whole brown flannel look. A designer that inspires me and it’s not based on his designs it’s based on how outside the box his designs are. Jeremy Scott is one of those designers whom you have to give credit when credit is due. I will one day do a collaboration with him and his Moschino line.

What do you want people to feel/learn/ or take away from viewing your work?

It is a brand that captures the attention of those that want to be uplifted and picture themselves in our wardrobe. It is a brand that expresses luxury with a twist of edge to it. It makes individuals bring out the confidence they once forgot they had. DB’PHOR is an international brand and if it’s not read about, it sure will be seen.

What advice do you have for people wanting to start a similar path?

Don’t overthink everything, always follow your gut.


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