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  • Writer's pictureVyy Bui

RED FLAG & GREEN FLAG IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY


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RED FLAG| THROWAWAY CULTURE

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One of the biggest red flags of the fashion industry is unhealthy shopping habits, production & use of clothes with a very short lifespan. Many of you feel that slow fashion is a bit difficult to touch, but each person needs to start with simple actions such as thinking more carefully before shopping, choosing quality over quantity; one item can be combined with many things, and upcycling when possible.


RED FLAG| INTELLECTUAL COPYRIGHT VIOLATION IN FASHION CREATIVE

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Quite a few conflicts exist between brands and fashion associations/groups/individuals on this issue. Duplicate design ideas are a sensitive thing in fashion (although sometimes unintentional); it becomes plagiarism if the detail is 90% similar without convincing enough proof of copyright and product development process. In addition, other actions such as unclear credit (photoshoot, styling items, team...) are also ominous signs that can cause misunderstandings.


RED FLAG| ĐỊNH KIẾN MỘT NGƯỜI CHỈ DỰA VÀO SẢN PHẨM THỜI TRANG CỦA HỌ

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Ta hoàn toàn có quyền nêu ra suy nghĩ về các thiết kế của người khác, cũng như thích hoặc không thích vì độ phù hợp về gu. Nhưng mình nghĩ sự đánh giá chỉ nên dừng ở mức độ khách quan hoặc khía cạnh công việc. Red Flag sẽ xuất hiện khi ta lấy lý do "không hợp style" để định kiến cả con người đấy, chế giễu, hoặc khiến góc nhìn tiêu cực đi xa hơn. Mỗi cá nhân theo thời trang sẽ lựa chọn cho bản thân một con đường và tập khách hàng riêng.


GREEN FLAG| ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS IN & OUT OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY

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Studying fashion, especially the design industry, in addition to cultivating specific skills such as drawing, image processing, and sewing/patterning, each individual should also explore to improve other soft skills. The ability to arrange layout, research, and communication skills are also essential to develop nicely in the fashion industry. For example, there are people who, outside of majoring in design, also learn other aspects of management, business, PR, or leadership skills...


GREEN FLAG| ACTIVELY FINDING EXPERIENCES

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Many people think that fashion is a creative industry, so it is only suitable for introverts or will hesitate to communicate. Fashion is a multi-professional and highly dynamic field. Participating in fashion clubs and shows or helping upper-level students with projects are all experiences that beautify the CV for the application process and an opportunity to promote networking.


GREEN FLAG| KEEP A COOL MIND & HUMBLENESS

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"No matter what anyone says, my heart is still as strong as a tripod." By this, I want to imply that everyone should keep their creative corner (no matter who anyone judges) and not be dominated by too many words that lose themselves. However, this does not mean that the ego is too high. Make a balance between your "personality" and humility, the willingness to absorb and perfect yourself.

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