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5 THINGS I LEARNED AS A DESIGNER IN AT CROCHET FASHION WEEK

From designing garments to producing a runway show, it's a journey full of hard work, dedication, and collaboration. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase your unique vision and to collaborate with inspiring people in the industry. With a successful fashion show, it can open up career opportunities that could take you on an incredible journey in the fashion world.


As a designer who has participated in a fashion show, I have gained valuable insights into the industry, from the production process to networking and feedback. In this essay, I will discuss in more detail the key things that I have learned as a fashion designer from my experience in a fashion show.


Tip #1 - Confidence



Taking part in a fashion show as a designer can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s important to remember that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to create a successful collection. A positive attitude is key to a successful fashion show. Developing confidence in yourself and your abilities. Being on stage requires the ability to project confidence and self-assurance.


Tip #2 - Networking



Fashion shows provide designers with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, including other designers, buyers, and fashion editors. By connecting with others in the industry, designers can gain valuable insights into the market and potentially find new opportunities for growth and development. I had the opportunity to work with and show my collection with the King of crochet fashion Gregory Stitch! I also got to meet industry leaders over Furls Crochet and Premier Yarns.


Tip #3 - Time Management



Developing a sense of timing: Timing is crucial in the fashion industry, and participating in a fashion show can help designers develop a keen sense of timing. They can learn how to manage their time effectively, meet deadlines, and work efficiently to produce high-quality work in a short amount of time.


Tip #4 - Feedback



Finally, participating in a fashion show can provide designers with feedback on their work. They can learn from the reactions of the audience, and industry professionals in attendance, and use that feedback to improve their work in the future.


Tip #5 - Production



Designers can gain a deeper understanding of the production process involved in putting together a fashion show. This includes everything from organizing the models and clothing, to coordinating lighting and music, and managing backstage activities. Develop an eye for detail. Taking part in a fashion show as a designer is a great way to hone your eye for detail. Pay attention to the lighting, the models’ posing, and the overall production of the show.





In conclusion, participating in a fashion show as a designer is a challenging yet rewarding experience that can provide valuable lessons for your career in the fashion industry. By developing confidence, networking, managing time effectively, receiving feedback, and understanding the production process, designers can gain insights that can help them grow and thrive in their careers. So, if you're a designer looking to take your career to the next level, consider participating in a fashion show. It can be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your unique vision and collaborate with inspiring people in the industry, potentially opening up doors to exciting new opportunities in the fashion world.


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