Emotional Wellbeing of the Creative Soul: Understand the difference between access and success

The final part in a series of blog posts written ‘exclusively’ for Graduate Fashion Week by Samata


Success never involves waiting for an audience before you start, don’t wait for people to realise your talent or ‘include’ you before you thrive, instead focus on honing your craft which will in turn bring them in.

Yes, I do play this Will Smith clip on repeat, 1:36 – 1:56 in particular.

Whilst access to the ‘in’ crowd is challenging to obtain, information is not, moreover, it is free and we have been presented with a plethora of ways to get-it-right-now – look at the blossoming growth of live-streaming app Periscope or the fact that it is  almost standard practise to live-stream fashion shows these days –  the supply of immediate access is slowly meeting the supply.

I understand the appeal of the fun and glamorous side of fashion but that is only 20% of the job and actually nothing is more fun or rewarding than being able to say you have found your calling and whilst it might be a tough, it’s yours, so enjoy it.

Being a designer means it’s not all about you, it’s about the clothing, accessories, shoes – you name it – that  you are creating for your customers. Constantly check in that you are shaving your ego and raising your offering.

Samata
In 2011 she won Suzy Amis Cameron’s international Red Carpet Green Dress competition to create a red carpet gown from sustainable materials.

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