Well I finally did the damn thing! My first fashion show and here are the results!
Now here are a few things that I learned from a designer‘s prospective in doing this show:
- Always document your work and NEVER assume that you will be shown in the spotlight because you’re a good designer. For example; The misspelling of my first name in the program and on the producers blog.
- Always come prepared with a business card or portfolio showcasing your best work. I had one show goer tell me that I was the only designer who brought a business card!
- Make sure your model brings the goods when wearing your garment, a good model can bring your design to life. One that’s not so good (in my case) will come to rehearsal and do just fine then get in front of a crowd and freeze up like a clam! (I have video to prove it!)
- Be consistent in your design aesthetic, I love pencil skirts with uneven hems, as well as negative spaces featured in the designs of my clothes. I also like to give a touch of class to my overall presentation making my garments translate as wearable for any and every woman. Opposed to “Girl, I will have to lose 30lbs to rock that!”