AMA- A Truthful Insight Into the World of a Fashion Designer- With Tips
A Truthful Insight Into the World of a Fashion Designer- With Tips
As a write this, I confess I’m not a famous designer... yet :) However, I am successful in my field. I have come across a lot of young girls with dreams of glamour or those who think Fashion Designing is a piece of cake. So let me tell you what it’s actually like.
My college is one of the most prestigious to get into in my country. The first day our Head of Design walked in and told us ‘Before the first year is over, 50% of you will have left.” I determined NOT to fall into that category, promised myself to work my ass off. If you cannot take criticism, please do not join a fashion college. But if you do, understand that everything is a learning experience. My day started at 8.30am sometimes working in the studio till 10pm without eating. Not to make it sound like a drag, there were some amazing times and friendships made along the way!
If you want to get ahead here are some simple steps you can take :
- DON’T LET CRITISIM GET TO YOU.
The fashion world has some of the most opinionated people. Don’t be discouraged... filter out the good advice from the plain well... bitches.
I being slightly anti-social, am not a fan of this. But if you are in this business, grab every opportunity that presents itself to make good contacts- After parties/Fashion Shows/or even a house party. I started my blog and got a 5 bridal orders from that! You have to get your name out in the market.
- KNOW YOURSELF
Guys listen- YOUR AESTHETIC IS YOU SIGNATURE - If you wanna be remembered, find your innate style that makes you unique.
- FIND A NICHE IN THE MARKET
Giving you clients something different is a sure way to spread your name around.
- GET GOOD MARKETING STRATEGIES
Now when I started my Kids wear line, We barely had enough money for a paper ad let alone full scale marketing. But Social media is the key. It’s not too expensive and you can get great results from it if you market right!
I hope this was helpful to you guys! Wish you all the success in your careers!
Written by Shaunna Orton Co-Owner of Beryl of Monkeys Organics
Insta handle shaunzie_orton
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