Namibian fashion stylist Kati Cotton Eater, a force to be reckoned with, is making waves in the industry with his unmatched style and innovative approach.
With five years of experience under his belt, he has rapidly grown and become a prominent figure in the world of fashion. In a recent interview with unwrap.online Kati Cotton Eater shared his journey, plans for the future, and words of wisdom for aspiring stylists.
Reflecting on his growth over the years, Kati Cotton Eater acknowledged that he didn’t anticipate his rapid rise in the fashion world. He emphasized his tremendous personal growth.
“2019 is when I started styling, and now we’re in 2023, five years of experience in the game. I would say I’ve grown tremendously too fast, and I didn’t see it coming. I’ve been growing every day by basically believing in myself and trusting the process by not questioning my purpose as a fashion stylist.”
Furthermore, he emphasized the importance of staying true to oneself and letting one’s work speak for itself, saying, “Allow your work to speak for you, and that’s it.”
Kati Cotton Eater’s plan has always been to bring a star presence to Namibian artists, which he believes enhances their value and impact. He noticed a lack of star quality among local musicians and decided to bridge the gap by working closely with artists, teaching them how to embody a specific taste and presence that captivates audiences. He expressed his satisfaction with the influence he has had, stating,
“The influence is really picking up, and a lot of artists want to work with me.”When asked about his future plans and additions to his portfolio, Kati Cotton Eater revealed his intention to continuously evolve his style and push boundaries.
“The style must evolve at all times, and I’m definitely changing up gears to come up with something extraordinary, unique, and overflowing.”
While keeping some of his upcoming projects confidential, he assured fans, “For now, I’ll let some plans stay in the closet. My portfolio has upgraded to another level; wait till everything gets unveiled.” He added
Kati Cotton Eater acknowledged that he has inspired others in the industry, and he sees this as a positive development. He expressed his desire to create a culture where authenticity and self-expression thrive.
“Now we see confidence in artists looking fresh in music videos, shows, and in public, etc. It becomes a lifestyle, an addiction.
That’s why you find content creators telling stories through pictures.” He emphasized his unique perspective, saying, “I mean, no one can do it like me, and that’s a fact. But hopefully, in the future, there will be people doing it better and bigger.
The thing is, it’s a God-given gift. The eye I have to coordinate these outfits is definitely different.” He said.
Looking ahead, Kati Cotton Eater plans to serve his audience with flamboyant content that showcases Namibian celebrities at their best. He revealed,
“I’ll be serving you guys with flamboyant content on high rotation that will showcase most of your favorite artists on their highest point as Namibian celebrities.”
He also announced an upcoming international collaboration with Canpeprey from Spain, where he will introduce a streetwear collection titled “I CAN NEVER LIE TO YOU.” He promised exciting transformations, saying, “Just expect a lot of artists being turned into superstars.”
Kati Cotton Eater also emphasized the pivotal role of image consultants in creating impactful visuals. He advised every artist to seek the guidance of an image consultant to refine their public image effectively.”Without an image consultant, there’s no proper visuals. We, as stylists, play a big role.” He said.
Kati Cotton Eater is undoubtedly a rising star in Namibia’s fashion industry, transforming the way artists present themselves and captivating audiences with his distinctive style.
As his influence continues to grow, the future holds great promise for both Kati Cotton Eater and the Namibian fashion scene as a whole.