Court­ney Cousins’ House of Fash­ion

Premier Magazine (South AFrica) - - Saving The Future - Text: Olive Cys­ter Im­ages © Te­gan Smith Pho­tog­ra­phy

At the time, I had not stud­ied fash­ion or busi­ness so it was a huge chal­lenge, but one that I would do all over again. I learnt so much about my­self. I did not want to be a small be­spoke bou­tique; I wanted my brand to be on a more in­ter­na­tional and com­mer­cial level, while still keep­ing the ex­clu­siv­ity of the brand. I re­searched, worked, and pushed re­ally hard to get my brand started on the road to where I wanted it to be in five years.

PREMIER: Your team has def­i­nitely grown; who sup­ports you on a daily ba­sis?

C.C: Mary Rodney is the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of my com­pany; she has been my men­tor and has helped me take my brand to the next level. We met in 2016 and within one year we cre­ated my of­fi­cial Sum­mer range, launched my show­room in Cape Town, built my team, and launched

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