The setting for the interview was extremely cozy, we had a beautiful painting behind us, a bowl of colorful fruit on the table, the sun was shining through the window, and the smell of freshly made coffee.
Salah Barka started his career in fashion as a model. In fact, it had begun out of the blue, he never had thought about entering the fashion world as a model but he was inspired by his sister Rafika; who had been a model back then and still an amazing tailor. He had never been interested in dressing up and walking the runway as much as he had been fascinated by the outfits and designs themselves. He would go super early to the fittings and runways to observe the collections: the cuts, the texture, and the colors. He had been intrigued by knowing every step in creating the pieces that he would be wearing in the fashion show. Fashion is a lifestyle for him, not just a career. Fashion is the art that he cannot live without, it is a necessity.