Go beyond the door of sketching and sewing garments. Take some time to volunteer for events that interest you and get hands on experiences. Doesn't matter if you want to be a designer, visual merchandiser, buyer, stylist, etc., every experiences count and you never know, you might discover something about yourself that you haven’t already.
|Member of Fashion.Inc: Nancy Hang (me) & Brandon Yang |
(3 of Brandon's designs were show case in the fashion show)
I was fortunate to volunteer as a wardrobe-dresser for the Central California Family First Launch Party hosted at The Standard on January 29, 2013. It was my first time as a wardrobe-dresser but I discovered that I enjoyed it a lot. My duties was to make sure the model get the outfit that she was assigned to, assisted in dressing the model, make sure she was ready for her turn on the runway, collect the garments after the show, and return them. One thing I found challenging as a wardrobe-dresser was when I put the dress on my model and the zipper wouldn't zip up. But thankfully there was an extra dress. Even when facing with situation like this, one thing I discovered about myself is that I like to feel the excitement and energy when the model rush to the changing room and I have to assist them into their garment for the next round. I feel proud of myself when I see the model walking down the runway with the garment in place.
So remember, the more experiences you have, the more you’ll discover about yourself and might get inspire to do something that you haven’t thought of it. The fashion world is a broad industry so don’t limit yourself to one thing.
|My model: Kaley|
Tori, Apneet, Nancy (me), Yolai
Gao (far right) is the activity coordinator for the event