Valentina Utoh is the founder and Creative Director of Onyx by Valentina, a style and interior design brand that brings art to life through handmade embellished pieces. Founded seven years ago, the luxury brand is renowned for its avant-garde, distinctive and elegant use of craftsmanship to express the uniqueness of every item. A graduate of Applied Chemistry from the University of Uyo, she found her true calling in fashion, style and interior design, which she describes as art meeting sophistication. The Imo State native dumped the sciences to follow her passion as an interior designer in 2005 and has never looked back since then. In this interview with TOBI AWODIPE, she spoke on her career journey so far, effect of COVID-19 on the industry, and how local creatives can rebound.
From Applied Chemistry to interior decoration and fashion industry is quite a leap, what informed this switch?
I have always had strong love for arts and beauty; my love for creating and…
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