Connie Aluoch is arguably one of the best fashion stylist to Kenya has ever had. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York graduate has curved a niche in the fashion industry in the country as well as outside in the global fashion scene.
Connie is considered to be an inspiration to young African women who aspire or are already in the fashion world.
The award winning fashion stylist despite being an inspiration to other also her pillar of strength as she draws her inspiration from her mother who has a successful career in the legal field.
“She has a very successful career and has been able to balance raising a family and mentoring young women in the country and worldwide. She is an inspiration to many young women in the legal field. In everything she does she puts God first,” she said in an interview with working girl publication.
Connie who went back to FIT to speak on her success into building a name and a brand for herself. The Fine Arts department degree holder also has a Masters in Fashion styling from Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy.
Aluoch explains that fashion is not a walk in the park but needs a lot of planning, research and skill put into the operations for one to have a successful career.
“A fashion stylist needs research skills. You must constantly be researching and learning about global trends and styles and re-adapting them to your local market. The second thing you need is good PR skills. Stylists need to interact with stores, designers, photographers, make-up artists, hairstyles and publishers.
“The styling industry is extremely competitive, so one must be hardworking and adaptable to changes in the fashion environment. Styling is a visual career, so you must be able to showcase your work on social media platforms,” added Aluoch.
She has the opportunity to work in different capacities with her experience drawn from her interaction and engagement in fashion capitals in the world including the London Fashion Week. She was given the role of styling KTN news anchors from 2013. She aspires to continue revolutionizing the industry.
She is the first Kenyan in the East and Central African region to obtain a Master’s Degree in Fashion Styling and awarded the “2014 Established Fashion Stylist” in Kenya.