No Overnight Success for Fashion Designers


Updated June 18, 2014 ‚óŹ 695 views

Success, they say, is overcoming countless hurdles and finally emerging a winner. It is not about attaining your desired end overnight like in fairy tales. If you know about designer Tory Burch, then you know what I’m trying to convey here. From an assistant to a fashion designer along with a series of jobs in PR and marketing at fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Lowe, Tory’s career graph showcases the old adage of “no shortcuts to success”. And now, she has used her years of experience in the industry as a professional to start her own fashion line.

In fact, you will find a string of designers who didn’t start as designers at all, but later on became top notch designers of their times. Most people work towards the fulfillment of other’s dreams and remain dissatisfied. You can change that as some popular designers did.

Well known designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Christian Dior and Thiery Mugler among others, didn’t begin their career in fashion industry. Vivienne Westwood was a teacher while Christian Dealer was an art dealer and Miuccia Prada held a PhD in Political Science. Never did they think in their wildest dreams that they would become the top notch designers of their generation. The point is - it is never too late to give wings to your dream. If we take Vivienne Westwood for an example, her story will literally leave you speechless.

Born in the village of Debyshire, Vivienne was the daughter of a shopkeeper who later on moved into Harrow, London. In London, she studied silver works and fashion. After this, she took a job in a factory and later on became a primary school teacher. However, she kept on designing jewelry which she would later on sell at a stall on Portobello Road. Little did she know back then that she would become the queen bee of the fashionista.

Vivienne married Westwood but when she met Malcolm McLaren in 1963, her life changed forever. McLaren started a store and conceived ideas which inspired Vivienne to create masterpieces. The store is operational till the present day. At a later stage, Mc Laren became the manager of the band “Sex Pistols” and Vivienne’s clothing got the limelight through the band. The rest is history. Today, the world knows her.

A career in fashion doesn’t always need degrees or proper education. What it really needs is the zeal to create something that will bring a revolution in the world of fashion. However, the key is to find the right platform to showcase the designs for getting the proper feedback. What can be a better platform than the web world itself? You can search online to find some industry specific jobsites as uploading a decent profile in these can help. These job sites enable you to land jobs in the profiles of your choice. So, register yourself now on such a job site to explore lucrative job opportunities.

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