• Posted by Tricia Brown on March 5, 2022 at 10:26 am


    I noticed that there are social media pages belonging to fashion designers but not welcoming to ideas. It is one thing to be followed and another thing to engage followers. I think in this industry, designers should be more open and engaging. This is to allow advice and critiqing from the market and not only just the market but from creatives who have the talent, eye for colour and gift to see flaws, merge colours and give design ideas that are fresh. There is currently no room for such persons in the life of designers who are closed off globally to anyone outside of their circle. In fashion this should not be the case. Some creatives are better at advising because they cannot draw or sketch. However, they are valuable to improvements and fresh ideas. Do you agree, and if so, what can be done about this?

    Tricia Brown replied 2 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Heather Putnam

    March 5, 2022 at 11:55 am

    I completely agree Tricia, if you engage your audience then first of all they know you actually care. Second, you will gain valuable insight into their thinking. I think the fear is that when people make suggestions they fear they will later turn that around and say “that was my idea”. So it is kind of a catch 22 for them to engage new ideas. Especially when you are talking about a lot of money.

    But I notice most high profile people tend to dis engage from their audience and that in my humble opinion is a mistake.

  • Tricia Brown

    March 5, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I agree with your deduction Heather. This may indeed be the case. A lot of money is involved yes, therefore, they should engage listen, allow ideas, choose their most valuable creative and pay them for the advice, while maintaining all the glory for themselves. It is as simple as that. Becoming anything high profile has a lot to do with the support and when one disengages from the reason for one’s fame, one loses and blames the competition.

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