Everyone has different growing pains, achievements, and learning experiences. Creating fashion is no exception. The one thing I didn’t know before diving deep into this stylish world was how unique each brand’s growing pains were.
In ballet, there’s an end goal. A clear one, if you’re trying to dance professionally. Everyone works hard for the same auditions to get into the same top companies. There is a standard for how everyone should present themselves, difficult dance steps are difficult to the masses, and the end highest point is that of a prima ballerina.
Some people jump into fashion from a previous hobby, such as costume-making or having relatives who sew/tailor.
The path is not straightforward and you never know where it might lead you in the future.
Go for it! Get your feet wet and don’t give up!
In the fashion business, everyone has a unique road to success. Some go to fashion college, get a degree, intern for a major brand, and then begin their own personal collection after years of understanding the industry. That method alone can be unique. If you pursue American fashion vs. Japanese boutique-style fashion, you get two very different time lines on how things should be done or how to market to your customers.
Some people jump into fashion from a previous hobby, such as costume-making or having relatives who sew/tailor. This can go many ways too. One might dive in and learn as they go or have all the sewing knowledge already, but with such strong skills, they can just wing it on the marketing side.
There are many different ways to get into fashion, and you don’t need to feel like you can’t jump in just because you didn’t get started in one particular way over another. Go for it! Get your feet wet and don’t give up! The path is not straightforward and you never know where it might lead you in the future! For example, when making a collection, you might find out you really enjoyed the process of making hats for the models to wear and then explore the hat industry. Who knows? It’s exciting! You’ve got this!