Clothing line 1Figures has become familiar to many sartorially conscious locals. At the age of 14, owner Christopher Kutoya started putting money towards setting up a label. Only a few years later, Christopher realised his vision by establishing the brand and hosting his own pop up shop in Hackney in 2016.
“Hackney has definitely played a massive role in my build up as a creative person,” Kutoya says.
“Without Hackney I can definitely say that I may not be in the position I am now in with regards to my creative skills and outlook. Experiences from growing up and seeing my surroundings and identifying patterns and trends allowed me to have a clear visual plan on how to create my merchandise.
“I also always wanted to make clothing that was relatable to my people, inspiring them and helping them become innovating.”
Kutoya hopes to have another pop up shop, 1figures.com