HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PSYCHOLOGY BEFORE STUDYING FASHION?
Sometimes, the glamour of the fashion industry makes many people unprepared to face difficulties. This can lead to a feeling of "shattered dreams" when actually experiencing and studying.
BE READY FOR MANY OPINIONS
In the fashion industry, aesthetic viewpoints are extremely varied, seemingly there is no "right" or "wrong". Be prepared to be ready to receive opinions from everyone around. These evaluations may be positive, help us improve our skills, but also cannot avoid some negative comments. Openly listening and selectively absorbing will help us develop well in the fashion industry.
BE READY TO MODIFY IDEAS A LOT
Most fashion people are very careful about what they create, many individuals also follow the "perfectionism". So, revising designs many times or starting everything over is essential. Sometimes, the "mistakes" accidentally bring a special mark to the outfit. Therefore, persist with your own creation journey!
MATERIAL ACCOMPANIES THE DESIGN
There is a truth that the process of choosing material may take longer than we think, I used to prioritize drawing more because I thought that the drawing had to be beautiful in order to be beautiful. In fact, the material decides 50-60% whether the outfit is beautiful on reality or not. In the world and in many reality shows like Next in Fashion, we see designers choosing materials before designing. So, spend time choosing fabrics parallel with the idea creation of the collection.
"9 AM PRESENTATION, 4-5 HOURS STITCHING CLOTHES"
Perhaps fashion design students will empathize with this. We will not feel this clearly until we actually experience it. Because sewing skills are still limited compared with professional tailors, students often encounter many difficulties and helplessness when embarking on actualizing their own ideas. However, when getting used to it, we can completely adjust the time.
DETERMINE FINANCIAL RISKS IN ADVANCE
"Financial risks" here do not mean whether a fashion project is expensive or not, but tend to how to use money in a reasonable and affordable way, as well as what to invest in. Many professional collections but use less money than we think.
Create a plan and prioritize what needs attention or needs to be reduced. Before spending anything, we should analyze the advantages as well as the risks of them.
BE OPEN TO CHANGING YOURSELF
Consistency in style is necessary, but sometimes it can be easy to become boring and predictable. Because creativity runs continuously, always be ready to accept new things and do not hesitate to change yourself or refresh old ideas. Many fashion students have changed themselves dramatically from the first semester until graduation.