No regrets choosing fashion — Lauren Obeng

By: Kofi Duah
Lauren Obeng
Laren Obeng, lawyer turned designer
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IT’S been around one year since fashion designer Lauren Obeng officially joined the fashion industry with her Lauren Haute Couture brand and she says she has no regrets so far.

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The popular saying is that we should always follow our passions and that is what Lauren Obeng did when she made the decision to abandon law, which she studied at the University of Hull in the UK, to pursue her love for fashion.

In an interview with Showbiz, Lauren Obeng says choosing to go into fashion full time has been a good decision which is paying off.

The designer, who has styled personalities like Jocelyn Dumas, Nana Aba Anamoah, Berla Mundi among others says she loves to make people look good.

“I really enjoy dressing people. In the past few years, I have had the chance to make dresses for friends when they are going to functions.

"I see the joy that it brought them and it made me feel so good. So I decided this is a gift perhaps which could be a career,” she said.

Designer Lauren Ama Obeng

According to Lauren Obeng, choosing fashion over law was easy because she has always had the gift of making beautiful dresses and wanted to see how far she could take it hence going into it full time.

Although she has plans of practising Law in the future, Lauren Obeng whose shop is located at airport said making the best quality dresses for her clients brings her satisfaction.

Her hope is that her brand will become a recognisable one across Africa and beyond in the next five years.

She also intends to give training to anyone interested in fashion designing.

“My door is opened to anyone who is interested in learning the trade. You can make it in the fashion industry if you do a good job,” she said.

Lauren Ama Obeng, who hails from Mampong in the Ashanti Region said her challenge so far has to do with making outfits for men.

“We provide high fashion and bespoke outfits for women but my team wants to do something for the men and we are seriously working towards it,” Lauren Obeng added.