Lately I have been wondering how people have the guts to call themselves a "Fashion Designer" if they don't even have the skills the perform any craftsmanship related to fashion. I just don't get it. Why do these people have better succes than me? Why I don't get appriciated? I seriously find it so unfair. Just because of having contacts in the media, being famous or having a rich daddy, is that the key to succes?
I have been studying my ass off to know everything about fashion and I know all the traditional craftsmanship like the back of my hand. Sometimes when people ask me about my work and if I make eveything myself, I just don't get appriciated....and why? Because I don't have my production in China or in another thrid world country? The last thing I would ever do is let somebody from a third world country make my collection. Any company ("fashion designer") owner that does that is lazy and greedy! Ok, eventually, if I ever make it into the higher levels of the fashion world, I can't do everything myself, I will need to hire sewers. But they will be 100% educated in the traditional craftsmanship of sewing, and yes, it will cost me something, but I will get more appriciated and continue to sell and garantee high quality products, as I started with myself one day.
Last year I bought myself a nice Tommy Hilfiger winter coat. I assumed that for the price (
I promised myself to never get myself convinced by anybody to have my collection produced by a country other than the country of origion, which is The Netherlands. Greed, more money and exploitation just don't do it for me. If I eventually can pay all my bills with what I do passionately, I would be the most happy real fashion designer in the world!
Gotta get back to work! Have a great week at work everyone!
Love to all,