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How to be a fashion designer

Being a fashion designer is and always will be a dream for many. I remember wanting to be a fashion designer when I was a young girl. I dreamt about designing various fashion collections but I never got into it. The idea was fun but I didn’t have the right skills or passion needed to follow it through. So the fashion designer dream died a natural death. I know many fashion designers personally and I know how difficult it can be to stand out in the saturated industry. It is almost like blogging, you have to bring your creativity to the table, it has to be different from anything else out there, or the competition will bury your fashion designing dream quickly.

 

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How to be a fashion designer

If you have your mind set on being a fashion designer, here are some tips I got from a few successful fashion designers, they may work for you –

 

Develop your creative skills

If you don’t have any, fashion designing may not be the right job for you. For you to become a successful fashion designer, you need to have a good eye for colour, shape and design. Some are naturally good at these things, while others may have to work a little harder to develop their skills. Going for a fashion course or apprenticeship may help you acquire the skills needed to excel in fashion designing.

 

Build your portfolio

The best way to learn is to keep practising. Building a portfolio while you work on developing your fashion designing skills is a great idea. As we all know, practice makes perfect, and developing your portfolio is one way of practising. It also allows you show prospective employers or clients what you are capable of creating.

 

Choose a niche

The best way to stand out in the saturated world of fashion designing is to choose a niche, especially in the early days. This allows you make a name for yourself in a niche. It is faster to grow when you choose a niche. You could play around with a few niches until you find your sweet spot! Some fashion designers choose to focus on womenswear only, others pick swimwear or menswear, the choice is yours.

 

Make the most of social media

Social media is one way to promote your creative designs so make the most of them. Instagram is a great platform to start on as it is very visual. You could set up a YouTube channel as well to promote your work even more. The sky is only the beginning.

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How Fashion Bloggers are Democratizing the Fashion World

There was a time in fashion history when what was fashionable was only known to the elite aka rich and famous. When it was released they were the only ones who could afford those new styles. So much has changed since then and thankfully more people are able to get in touch with what’s in vogue.

 

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Styles are no longer something beyond reach. Not only that, we can see the latest designs even before they hit the stores.

I believe democratizing fashion has helped evolve people’s orientation to what is fashionable. I also believe that it gives room for creativity. And as more pieces flood in we get exposed to the endless possibilities of ways we can mix and match those pieces to create something we call our own.

When I sit back to analyse how far fashion has come I see a pattern being revealed. I realized that we fashion bloggers play a very important role in democratizing fashion. We follow our love and passion for fashion, and have become one of the quickest means of disseminating and declaring what is termed fashionable. Just to give you a clear picture of how we are able to achieve this, here are some things that will interest you.

 

Fashion bloggers get you connected with what is trending

We are dedicated to informing our readers about what’s trending now in the fashion industry. By keeping our readers informed, we help them keep up with the latest styles and trends, and what’s happening in the world of fashion.

 

Fashion bloggers want to share what’s happening in the fashion industry

The reason why fashion was not accessible to all, was because only a certain set of people were invited to fashion shows and were aware of the upcoming designs and trends. Fashion shows were also not streamed online so there was no way for the general public to get involved.

As time passed by and things started to change, thanks to fashion bloggers and social media. Fashion bloggers not only share what’s trending on the runway, they also give tips, hacks and affordable alternatives that will help their readers mimic what’s trending in a way that is the most affordable.

 

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Fashion bloggers are the voice of consumers

We are so fortunate to witness an era where our opinions about fashion matter. We fashion bloggers are so much closer to consumers, we know what the people are looking for. Our influence is so strong that fashion designers and retailers tend to listen. What this means is that fashion bloggers have turned out to be the voice of the voiceless.

Fashion is no longer one way traffic. We are able to voice out what consumers are agitating for, which gives fashion designers a clear picture of what the people want.

 

Do you run a fashion blog? Do you enjoy reading fashion blogs? What do you think of the facts I have listed above? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Mica Argañaraz Covers British Vogue Magazine August 2017

Mica Argañaraz is the cover girl for British Vogue Magazine August 2017. She is a rising star, which explains why I have never heard of her. The cover was photographed by Craig McDean – and styled by Vogue‘s senior contributing fashion editor, Kate Phelan.

 

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This is Mica Argañaraz’s first British Vogue cover, and I like it! It is simple but yet has the Vogue factor; which is quality and elegance. This magazine cover ticks all the right boxes.

I did a bit of research on the cover girl, and discovered she is Argentinian model, one of the hottest models around today. She has modelled for Christopher Kane, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Christian Dior, Prada and even Mango.

 

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I can why Mica Argañaraz is so popular at the moment. Her distinct look, with the shaggy fringe and strong jawline have made her stand out for the right reasons. She is definitely one model to watch.

Here are some excerpts from Mica Argañaraz’s interview with British Vogue –

 

Mica Argañaraz on her Modelling Career

“I really take it as a job,” she told us. “It makes me feel proud how far I got, I tried to be honest and true to myself.”

“I’ve had a lot of experiences and I think they’ve made me grow up,” she added. “Also, this job has given me a lot, which allows me to give back and to help people. It feels good when you can turn it into a cycle.”

 

Good she loves her job. Doing a job you love is one of the best things you could do for yourself.

 

 

Mica Argañaraz on Breaking into Modelling

“You make your own career as you build your own reality,” she told us. “Personally I’m not competitive, and I get along with a lot of my colleagues. I do get happy when my friends and people I like are doing well, and I feel it happens the same the other way around. It can be a lonely lifestyle otherwise when you travel so much.”

 

I like to see others around me doing well too! I can’t understand envy.

 

I am yet to read this issue but will looking out for it. Have you read it? What do you think of the cover girl?

 

 

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