Common Traits of Successful Fashion Designers

I’m blessed to be able to see many successful, talented designers at various stages of their lifecycle: whether it is at conception, their initial design, their first or second collection, or even when they’ve made quite a name for themselves after a few years in the business.

Most newcomers launch with the hopes of becoming the next Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford or Christopher Kane and why wouldn’t they? (Well, actually more on that in my last point below) But just like start-ups or business ideas, most fail unfortunately. So what are the common traits of those who succeed? What do they have that others don’t?

They are driven by a story. Whether it is in the inspiration of their collection, their brand, the materials they source, the techniques they use or even in their own background, there is a story somewhere. This story becomes the driving force and the DNA of their creativity and their designs. It’s what sets them apart in a world full of noise. Read more
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