Stephen Appiah, the Former Ghana captain of the Black Stars, has revealed that he developed his fashion sense from his early days, while growing up on the streets of Chorkor, a fishing community within Greater Accra.
Stephen Appiah has gained a reputation as a fashionista and this started right from his playing days.
Also known as The ‘Tornado’, Stephen Appiah started his career in Ghana with Accra Hearts of Oak, and went on to play for clubs in Italy, Turkey and Serbia before hanging his boots.
A lot of people have attributed his impressive dressing abilities to his stay in Italy, a country apparently known for their appreciable fashion sense.
However, in an interview on an Accra-based FM station, he revealed that it all started on the streets of Chorkor. He remarked that fashion is all about character and he developed his, at his place of birth.
“During my Chorkor days, we (used) go to Kantamanto, with the small money that we earn on the streets we try to do something with it when it comes to dressing”, he said.
“I always say that when it comes to fashion, everybody knows how to dress because nobody goes out naked.”
“For me it’s all about character that is why you see certain people wearing pink trousers and pink shirts. It’s not everybody who can rock those colors. So its character and it started from Chorkor days” he concluded.