Post from Julie
I Found a great book that I’m just starting to read – by Leatice Eiseman & E. P. Cutler. Always wondered where the opening musical number “Think Pink” in the movie “Funny Face” came from – it came from one of the worst disasters of the fashion industry trying to force consumers into picking colors for them.
Eiseman writes “Fashion is a dialogue between designers and consumers, the gatekeepers (like fashion journalists and editors) as intermediaries, not dictators. Designers propose their vision of the future through the medium of their collections, gatekeepers champion their favorites, and consumers either embrace them or shun them.”
I guess the life of a designer really is the life of a gambler. You hope your vision fits the vision of your clientele. I know Steve and I feel that way, we hope our clients like the majority of our designs – but we can’t realistically expect them to like all of them!