I am a teen who wants to design high fashion, but have no reason to wear my creations! How do I let out this creative energy?
I am in love with high fashion, and an always creating designs that make an impact, but are not necessarily the most wearable. I don't want to waste the money and time to create something without wear or use. And yes, I am a pretty good seamstress. How can I transfer these ideas into a more solid medium while being usable? Thank you!
hi there! i know how you feel gurl, how about selling off your projects on online stores like etsy or using them to build a portfolio (or both!)? i always have crazy ideas but i just feel like im wasting my fabric on something i wont use. selling your products on etsy is an awesome way to both promote yourself and earn money from doing something you love. i can't think of any other solutions though, sorry!
Making a beautiful creation is not a waste but its understandable if you are concerned with usability at this point. Maybe you could try making fashion doll clothes? Many high fashion designers do it and people who collect dolls like interesting display outfits.
Thank you! I am so happy to get feedback! I am considering opening up an etsy originally just to sell my beaded bracelets that I make, so I might decide to open up to other fields. I like the Idea of doll fashion, as I have an 18 inch doll sewing mannequin. Thank you so much!
What about blogging about it - your ideas, your process, and your products? It's still not wearable, but at least your designs will be out there.
Maybe organize a fashion show? Get your friends, family, and anyone else you know who'd like to participate involved. Make it an open invite, and just have fun!
(plus when you sell them on etsy/ebay later, you can say they were used in a fashion show c: ) Blogging is also a good outlet, you'll receive feedback and feel great about your clothes/designs
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You should try opening your own online store. Start small - maybe a free Big Cartel site - and then go from there. Etsy could work too.
Source: I own my own streetwear brand, Winter Lotus (www.winterlotus.com)
Only just saw your topic. I see many designers who create over the top fashion, and personally wear sweatshirts and jeans. Totally understandable. In high school people are usually too judgmental. If you're heading off for college, thats a great time to let your creativity show in what you wear as well. It's an easy way to start conversations about one of your designs. Later when looking for jobs, or creating your own line, what you wear will have an impact on your success. I've always loved combining little beaded dresses with a hoody and sneakers. There's always a way to mix your pieces in!!! Well.... Unless its a sequined gown with a mermaid tail!!!!! Best of luck!!!
Wear them for people to see...How else will anyone know. Either create an occasion wear them or make the design fit the occasion. Be brave!
You might consider sewing for theatre groups if there are any in your area. I also second the idea of 18" doll clothes.
I'm going for a Fashion and Textiles qualification at college in Farnborough - check it out, it's called a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing, that would be a good way to start off your career!
Whatever you decide, don't stop creating! You have a special talent! Even if you're not sure how to put that to a good use right now, continue & a way will come to you. There have been some great ideas given here. One additional piece of advice would be to try & network with other creative people even if they are not necessarily in the same field. I know you are young, but networking is essential to growing a business & many people will share their experiences & mistakes. Also, you never know who they know & who they can put you in contact with. I'm sure there are on-line forums or maybe groups where you live. Don't ever give up on your dream! Always believe in yourself & your talent! Fashion can be a cut throat business.
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