Your a fashion designer!

Posted on March 3, 2009

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There are two kinds of people in the world. Those would love change and those that don’t. Those that don’t like change, have a specific way to do things, places to visit, and certain activities to engage in. Those that do like change, like to change the way they look, what they eat, or how they entertain themselves. While I prefer to be a person of change, I suppose there is room in this world for both. I will make a challenge that ALL ‘creative leaders’ need to embrace a leadership style of change. You don’t have to like it but you still need to thrive in it.  Why, because we live in a world that is obsessed with change. Everything is changing like technology, politics, entertainment, design, the economy, heck even the climate is changing! The fashion industry figured this out long time ago. For them, there is no idea that will last longer than a season or two. Every day is a new opportunity to create. A fashion designer’s best ideas become their worst in just a short time. In fashion, if you don’t change, you die. They don’t get stressed when something fails; it’s part of the job. The best designers are the ones that also look towards the fringe and the edges of design. That’s why models walk the catwalk with an 8 foot pink feather sticking out of their head. Do designers think people will wear that? No. But they do know the edges are where the next trends are found. The fringe is the future.

What are your latest ‘feather in the head’ ideas that you have had lately? As a creative leader, this world needs you more than ever. In a changing world, creativity harnesses the chaos of change and converts it to something beautiful. However, it takes your leadership to make that happen. Like it or not, this is your time to thrive.

To read more about embracing a mindset of change, read about a friend of mine who is a Christian fashion designer, Michael Lew:

http://musecrafters.com/CreativeLeadership/5094/An+interview+with+Fashion+Designer+Michael+Lew.html

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