Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CUSTOM-MADE. . .

-Fashion, is a fascinating field to work in. . . because you have to satisfy the wishes of the customer.
But like any other creator you would like to put your own signature on the clothes. It can sometimes be a big dilemma, because often you have to make compromises to keep the customer happy.

Usually the customer  have a certain idea of what they want and that´s a good starting point. But the view of the designer is also important.

The designer/dressmaker can often tell if the idea is suitable for the occasion and maybe suggest improvements or alternatives. Sometimes it takes an effort to convince the customer about that. . .

Christian Lacroix by Valerio Mezzanotti for New York Times

To stay true to your ideals is important, but not always possible. . .

As you can see in my previous post, I don´t think the weddingdress of the century had the signature of Alexander McQueen. It could have been any designer or fashionhouse who did it.

But obviously you don´t decline an assignment like that. The attention you get in a case like this, is far too valuable.

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