Friday, March 30, 2012

Nena Kal Hunter

Nena Kal Hunter is an amazing hat designer. According to her website "...she was born in Enugu, Nigeria, to a lawyer father- Barrister Kalu K Ogba and a musician mother – Mrs Chinwe Kalu Ogba. She attended nursery school at Aunty Linda’s Nursery school, Enugu and primary at Alvan Ikoku College of Education primary school in Owerri. She also attend secondary at St Mary Magdalene’s Anglican Girls Seminary in Umuahia. Nena always knew she wanted to become a fashion designer of some sort at a very young age. Her father encouraged her. He invested loads in subscriptions of fashion and interior design magazines and filled up the home library with up to date issues. Nena had been sketching clothes since the age of three and had also been sewing clothes by hand, cutting up all of her mother’s fabrics in a bid to create gorgeous clothes..." "...Nena studied footwear design for just one semester at De Montfort University but changed her course because she felt her tutor – Steve was racist and wouldn’t pay her any attention. She later changed to train as a Contour fashion designer in the same university which incorporates (lingerie, corsetry, evening and bridal wear, sportswear, childrens wear, swimwear, club wear etc) between 1996 and 1999. Nena graduated with a second class upper degree, a 2:1 which she obviously was never happy about because she was working hard for a first class degree, but this, she had to accept with time. At University, Nena was an outstanding student. She was highly commended by top people in the industry and received several standing ovations during course presentations especially bridal wear design and bra construction for larger breasted women with smaller backs..."

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