When I fulfill people for the first time and inform them I'm a style designer, they tend to do one of two things. When they look at themselves, they right away become ashamed and frequently say sorry for not having actually dressed better. The longer I'm in fashion, the more tolerance I have for various types of dress.
Not all designers dress unfashionably. There are exceptions: Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Cushnie et Ochs, Tom Ford. Naturally, they tend to wear the most current looks from their collections (fantastic advertising). There are some that dress well, wearing a daily 'consistent', but don't dress fashionably, like Karl Lagerfeld. And there are plenty whose personal design doesn't match their eponymous brand name's design, like Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Max Azria.
These popular names reveal that there is rather a variety, although the majority of them have a celeb status equivalent to movie stars and can easily hire stylists and personal image supervisors to inform them what to wear, how to act, and what to say.
Stylelessness is plentiful amongst unidentified designers. You understand, the ones that being in workplaces from 9 to 6, and make subpar pay. The invisible creatives behind every brand name. The true glue that holds the industry together. There are many factors for the absence of design. Here are simply a couple of.
1. Fashion stylists and designers are different. Extremely various. Designers develop individual garments, producing loosely related pieces to form a collection. Stylists deal with the bigger image, starting with the designer's ended up garments, and including shoes, hair, fashion jewelry, and makeup to produce a cohesive vision on the human kind. Styling classes were not part of my haute couture major curriculum. Rather, sketching, CAD (computer-aided design), knitting, sewing, and draping were the core lessons. I certainly don't have the time, experience, or training, to design my own collections, and understand why designers hire stylists to supervise lookbook and runway artistic direction. Venetia Scott is a prominent stylist who most just recently styled Nina Ricci's and Roksanda Illincic's Fall 2016 runway collections. She likewise has a long relationship styling for Marc Jacobs. Alexander Wang hires Karl Templer to design his collections on the runway, including the most recent Spring 2017 collection and surprise Adidas partnership. And if you take a look at Templer's personal website, they've been collaborating because 2010.
Dressing your own individual is an entirely different animal from dressing other people. A lot of designers would rather invest time creating their clothes lines and dressing their target consumer.