French neo-graduate and now studio manager at Liam Hodges.
Mr. Thechi shares his journey within Fashion and shares his tips which aided him to succeed in industry.
1 – Hello there, so how are you doing today?
Hi! I’m good man thanks!
2 – What is your full name?
My name is Axel Thechi.
4 words that describe you (or a brief description about yourself?)
Contentious, patient, ambitious and I always try to remain introspective
5 -What is your job role?
I’m currently the Studio manager for Liam Hodges, where I also work on the collections, shoes and accessories. I also assist with production. In my free time I do freelance footwear and accessories design.
6 – What’s the favourite thing about your job?
My team plays a big role in my job fulfilment, but ultimately being part of the brand expansion and development is what I enjoy most.
7 – How did you start up? How did you (or your business) grow?
I’m from Bordeaux, city located in the south of France where I completed a BA degree in Product Design in 2017.
I decided to move to London after I completed my placement at J.W. ANDERSON in accessories design.
Following that, I secured an internship with Liam Hodges for 3 months which resulted with an opportunity to become the new Studio manager.
8 – Why did you choose to follow the Fashion (or creative) route as opposed to another?
I’ve always had a creative vision, wanting to explore the different aspects of design. It’s always been a focal part of my character, therefore it felt natural to pursue a career in this industry. I think my interest in fashion grew through my experiences. Indeed, I learned more about fashion thanks to my first internship with a vegan and eco-innovative sneaker brand named ROMBAUT, based in Paris.
9 – Is there something that makes your persona unique (or stand out?)
People never know what I’m thinking.
10 – What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt, being in the Fashion (or creative) industry?
Working in fashion is not just a job, you have to be fully immersed in all aspects of life. But I’m only 22 so I still have a lot to learn.
11 – Any tips you could give to anyone willing to start a career in Fashion?
Always push your creativity, work hard and share your vision.
12 – Would you like to express one last thing?
Spread love only fam.