Ovie Soko on chivalry, fashion as well as life after Love Island

The 28-year old basketball player and fact TV star has actually released his very own design modify and also 7-piece collection with ASOS, with a selection of energy staples, wise suiting as well as, obviously, a sufficient option of hats.

He swiped our hearts from the moment he entered the villa as well as although we’re missing our nighttime solution of Ovie Soko (as well as his ‘message‘ catchphrase) on Love Island, the good news is he’s back in our lives.

The best part? Ovie has actually selected his daddy as a resource of motivation for his
launching style collection, with PappiRay’s art working as inspo for the prints and structures. Be still, our whipping hearts.

GLAMOUR caught up with the large guy at the launch to chat all things style, family members and life after Love Island.

How Ovie’s making use of style to reflect his morals “One thing I’ve always relied on is staying real to on your own in everything you do, as well as I think fashion is a great tool for enabling you to be that you are as well as who you want to be. Style is an expression of your mood; it claims a great deal concerning you.’ “ASOS offered me a system to be myself as well as I assume it’s so crucial when it comes to style that we’re all able to be our true selves.”

Exactly how household influenced the collection

“Family is everything to me and also my father was such a solid influence when I was growing up; I can remember him investing hours upon hours in his workshop, getting lost in his own world.

“All the pictures as well as art work that I chose to be made use of in the collection suggested something to me which was important due to the fact that I didn’t wish to put something out for it. I desired it to be a real representation of myself.”

The post-Love Island message Ovie wants to spread

“I wish to encourage people to simply be themselves and also begin a new story. To do well on a fact television program, you need to fit the mould of a certain type of individual and be a lady that acts a specific sort of means. Hopefully I’ve shown individuals that to win in this world, you do not need to be or do what everyone else around you is doing. You can win by fitting in your very own skin and also people will certainly be attracted to you. That’s really what everyone wants. Basically, every person wishes to be themselves yet they frequently worry they’ll be judged.

“It’s good to see that being a gent is cool and also dope since at the end of the day, every person would want their mommy or child or sibling to be treated in a specific way which’s exactly how you should constantly see scenarios.”

What’s next for Ovie”I’ve been putting down the foundation for a great deal of tasks. I’m functioning on a YouTube channel at the moment– it’s a secret! I am likewise working with journeys abroad to Africa. I’m from Nigeria so I’m absolutely going to get back into that area. I have not been back in over 20 years so I want to do some charity job back there.”

The Ovie Style Edit is offered on ASOS from 16th September. The 7-piece ASOS DESIGN partnership will certainly be readily available from 23rd September.

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