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Fashion Killa of the Week: Henry Coffie

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Stats

Ethnic Background: Ghanaian
Location: Paris, France
Age: 29
Occupation: Stylist
Facebook/IG: Henry’s Fashion World; HenryParis9
Weapon of choice: Well-tailored Michael Andrews Bespoke suit
Go-to accessory: Sunglasses
Fill-ins:
 Style on FLEEK!”
“When I step out the door, all eyes on my suits.”

If you’re talking about murdering the scene with a mean suit, fly shades, and a bowtie, Henry Coffie is definitely your guy. Always equipped with the neatest threads, this Ghanaian king is the essence of dapper, and the epitome of clean. Based in the fashion capital of Paree, not only is this young fashion killa a serious style maverick, but he lives to brighten up the wardrobes and spice up the closets of other people too. Intrigued? Just keep scrolling for more about the man tucked behind the posh garbs and modish attire.

Miss CM: How would you describe your style?

Henry: My style, I think it’s a talent. I don’t think it’s difficult to look dapper. I’m more creative and elegant in style. Style is not necessarily about labels, it’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.

Who or what inspires your style?

Kanye West inspires me.

Has Ghanaian culture influenced your fashion sense in any way?

My culture has influenced me in such a way that it has shaped me in the aspect of doing things [like] research & thinking.

You’re style is impeccable. You seem to really enjoy putting your looks together and dressing to impress. What is it about fashion that you love so much?

I love fashion because it’s like an extension of my personality. [It’s] art.

You’re a stylist, so what are your biggest accomplishments as a professional people dresser thus far?

My biggest accomplishment as a stylist is that I work with passion and love. [I’m so passionate about what I do that] my clients get excited with their orders.

Are there any notable figures that you’ve dressed?

I have styled quite a few ambassadors from Ghana, my country; African celebrities, pastors, etc.

What celebrities would you most like to style?

I would like to style African American celebrities like Akon, John Legend and Kanye West.

What’s the hardest thing about working as a stylist?

The hardest thing [about being] a stylist is sewing a suit.

What’s the easiest?

The easiest [thing] is making a shirt. It’s simple.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to break into the fashion industry as a stylist?

My advice is that there is a lot of competition, [so] just be yourself and be very creative. You can achieve your goals.

What are both your short-term and long-term goals as a fashion professional?

My short-term goal is to increase my advertising budget. With the help of my short-term goal, [I’ll be able to] achieve double revenue by the end of the year, which is part of my long-term goal, [along with] sustainable growth.

Do you want to branch out to designing clothing?

Sure, when the opportunity comes.

Who is your favorite fashion designer, someone who impacts your sense of style?

I like Karl Lagerfeld for his passion and creativity.

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Flip the switch for a look at some of Henry’s best getups.

 

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