On the Process Blog
As women, we are raised to strive for perfection in everything we do. Perfection is an unnecessary burden. We don’t need it. Especially as designers. Striving for perfection doesn’t solve problems. If a design is perfect then it has no need for change.
Always Be Creating. This is important to growth as a design thinker. The more that you create, the more you will be confident with the process of creating.
I love the textural aesthetic of hand painted textiles. I recently started painting textiles for my craft booth. I decided to make my signs and banners for my booth hoping to attract customers and really communicate my brand. I never felt that the tablecloths in the market and vinyl signs ever fit my colorful, modern aesthetic.
Those t-shirts in The Gap looked like a new concept to people not connected by a world wide web of possibility. With the internet people could access global trends. This kind of hurt stores like The Gap because now being everything to all people meant a lot of effin’ people. You can’t make everyone happy.
Just because people are buying a product doesn’t mean that it’s loved. People buy fast fashion mainly because its cheap and because socially (and legally!) they need to be clothed. But do they love what they are wearing? I doubt it.
Believe it or not, fashion can solve problems. Worldwide, the apparel industry is a $1.3 trillion business. Literally everyone wears clothes. All of those people have needs and problems to be solved.