For the 6th edition of Woman of Arts on mchaymaker.com, we take a ride into the world of fashion to celebrate another gem.
Before we start talking extensively, can you kindly tell who you are? I mean your real name, stage name relative to what you do, and what you do as an art in details.
My name is Priscilla Davidson, A fashion Designer I am the owner of Callidon en Vogue. I cloth both male and female including children and design Wedding gowns, Grooming, Styling, Modeling and Make up.
*When did it all begin for you, and how did it start?
Earlier in Senior High School, I had the desire to enter the banking industry but that changed after a while. The change was a resulting effect of realizing that what I did in my spare time which was; fashion designing and by extension altering, making dresses for my mates for school fashion shows etc, gave me more joy and pleasure.
Also the thought that some of my mates will divert their courses in the university pushed me to readjust my focus and fully concentrate on making the best out of my passion.
Which is why I continued to read Fashion Studies at Cape Coast Technical University.
*What was your inspiration for starting and has it changed over time?
My inspiration was to make people look good despite their status in life and the joy you will get when they praise you for the good work done.
*How has the journey been so far?
The journey has been wonderful so far.The comments of people and their encouragement gives me energy to push further in life.
*What impact has/is your work had/having on society?
Many are in this line of work nut very few can accord themselves the title Fashion Designers. It therefore comes as no surprise as many people in my society can’t believe the level I have obtained over the little span of time.
Even my mates, because i have been able to establish myself as a young entrepreneur who produce both male and female works on time.
Also my actions directly and indirectly have inspired others to also give their passion the dedication it needs.
Have you commercialized your arts yet? If yes, how difficult has that been & If no, what are your reasons.
I have commercialized my work and the progress is quite good because people are now getting to know the kind of work I produce.
*What is the current state of the arts industry from your perspective as a fashion designer
The current state of the art industry is not good. The interest in pushing our products to the international level by the Creative Arts Ministry seems very minimal. I humbly ask that more should be done to boost the market prospects for us because we can also create employment for others.
*Are women appreciated in our arts space? Comment extensively if possible on the state of women in arts.
Women are appreciated in the art field because they believe they will do it and do it well. We women care a lot about our passion so we won’t let them go astray.
*Looking back, do you regret ever embarking on this journey?
I don’t regret embarking on this journey because I know my handwork will fetch me something better in life one day and even its doesn’t the people will never forget my good works.
*Any setbacks in your field of endeavor and how you think it can be overcome?
The only setback is finance. The more people purchase your product the more the income you get to boost your business and expand as well as overcome the issues one is facing.
*What are the plans going forward for you as an artist?
The way forward is to be able to get financial support so I can produce on a larger scale in and out of my country. Not forgetting being able to establish of Callidon en Vogue branches all over.
*Any other things you would like the general public to know about women in arts?
To the general public all I can say is that Women of Arts rule the world now so we need to support them extensively to help make the positive changes we all want.
Also they can find me on social media via Alberta Davidson on both Facebook and Callidon en Vogue on Instagram.
It’s a wrap for this week on Women of Arts #WOA.