VIVE! LAMINE: 30 Years of XULY.Bët
Ambassador Digital Magazine Editor-In-Chief Musa Jackson is proud to honor the award winning Parisian designer Lamine Kouyaté, founder of XULY.Bët.
After more than 30 years on the fashion landscape he talks about his humble beginnings, garnering international success and the challenges of sustaining a long lasting career.
"You have to come with a lot of energy. It’s not a joke. People don’t know what is behind all of this when building a brand. So really have to keep building and working"
" Black designers have to raise funds. That’s the problem. It’s not recognition. Even the youth is coming to me now. Last year I was in Vogue magazine and Interview magazine gave me six pages. F.I.T. Exhibition had my stuff. The most problems is to raise funds to set up a proper and safe business for all African and Black designers here."
Talent: Lamine Badian Kouyate @LamineBadianKouyate founder & designer @xulybetofficial
Photographer: Marc Baptiste
Model: Maboubou Cilia-ness @cilianess
All clothes @xulybetofficial
Shot on location: Paris, France