Monday, February 5, 2007

Don't do as I do, do as I say #1: Tips for big league fashion wannabes

So the New York runways are groaning with antipodeans eager to make their respective marks on the international fashion scene. Although in reality the road has only just begun for all, merely springboarding out of the Australian show market is something of a feat in itself. For all those aspiring antipodean (or other) international runway-ites, here are the top 'getting there' tips of a few Australian highprofilers.

Sarah-Jane Clarke, Sass & Bide (seven seasons, New York)
1. Be confident of your own designs and vision.
2. Believe in it.
3. Support the buyers.
4. Come regularly to your main business interests (read: markets).
5. Get over here and have a try.

Josh Goot (two seasons, New York)
1. Be patient.
2. Don't compromise - unless it's time to compromise.
3. Believe in yourself.
4. Try and find the right people to work with.
5. Make sure you're having fun.

Toni Maticevski (two seasons, New York)
1. Make sure you know someone who has money.
2. Make sure you know how to make clothes.
3. Be nice to people.
4. Trust that people do the best job for you.
5. Don't try and do everything yourself.

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