Just like with anything else there’s a lot of different ways to be great. That’s why there’s room for many Greats like Versace or Marc Jacobs. So today we’re going to put you on to several different ways one can qualify as a great designer.
Great designers have stellar observation skills. Their intense curiosity for the world around them and how people function causes them to be extra attentive to all ocular sensations. They especially use their observation skills to figure out how they can make already good things, great.
Great designers are excellent listeners. They want to know what matters to consumers when it comes to both functionality and beauty. They take other suggestions into consideration while also understanding that people often don’t know exactly what they want. As Henry Ford kind of probably said, “if I asked the people what they wanted they would’ve said faster horses.”
Great designers are self-motivated. They have everything it takes already within them to turn an idea into an actual tangible piece ready to be gifted or sold.
Great designers understand context. Context is what helps us make sense of things we don’t currently understand. It’s the extra details that help us decide if something is relevant or not.
Great designers find solutions. All of the observing, listening and discerning context would be completely useless if they never used it to find solutions to current fashion problems ! My personal favorite fashion solution is pockets for dresses.
Great designers aren’t boxed in by rules. They aren’t trying to create with the current trends in mind. Their goal is to either create or accurately predict the future of fashion.
Great designers have thick skin. You will never be able to create a piece that caters to the taste of every fashionista on earth. Great designers know how to accept criticism or even downright disdain without giving up their authenticity.
Great designers don’t pretend to know everything. “The man who claims to know everything knows nothing at all.” Somebody great said something like that. It goes for all areas of life including fashion.
Do you have a favorite fashion designer ? Let us know in the comments !