(photo: courtesy of Fashionista)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Inspiration Idea: Student Designers
I wish I did this more often, but student fashion designers (ones from RISD, FIDM, and FIT) are such great places to get new style ideas from. They're so inventive and so many times big name editors and designers go to their shows to find the next big designer. Just think, every designer that we know started somewhere. Even MAJOR label Proenza Schouler started when one of the execs from Barneys went to their senior thesis and ended up buying the entire collection. I mean, wow. So recently students from Pratt in New York staged a show featuring their best work and, you guessed it, some major heavyweights showed up. Just taking a look at their designs is a great way to get ideas and if you start following them, some of them will become major fashion players before you know it. Get in on the ground level!