It seems that many couturier knew from childhood about your passion and actively followed him. For example, Yves Saint Laurent a kid were making costumes and organized in-home puppet shows. However, as a childhood hobby may not be enough. The fashion world seems to many to be closed, because to become a famous fashion designer, you have to possess a number of skills, such as drawing and the ability to cut, but to learn this wisdom is in vocational education, well, or under the guidance of experienced craftsmen.
But not everyone was lucky enough to inherit a family company as Gianni Versace, or to study at the prestigious St. Martin’s College or School, Parsons. The lack of a diploma, however, did not stop those who have discovered his talent to create clothes as adults. SPLETNIK.RU has collected stories of designers who have taught themselves all by themselves.
Surprisingly, one of the most influential designers of the XX century, who determined the fashion of an era, served in this profession you can tell from despair. Throwing training at the Free school of political science, Dior together with each other became a gallery owner, and later became interested in weaving. However, the financial success of the future couturier brings. To earn something, Dior began to draw sketches of hats for fashion magazines — creation became a success. Although a career as a Hatter interrupted by the Second world war, back to front Dior was sure in what area he should work.
From the world of art in the world of fashion passed and Roberto Cavalli. However, the artwork of the future designer in high school has paid more attention to the representatives knitting mills, not museums. Cavalli studied at the famous Florentine Academy of arts, but also the canvas, oil paint, and the dust of the vaults of the galleries don’t seem particularly inspired him in the early ‘ 70s, a failed painter has developed a new technique of applying paint to the skin, which opened him the way to the world of fashion design.
If some designers still spent time in higher education, Jean-Paul Gaultier, instead of to prepare for the entrance of the creative competitions at the universities, immediately sent his sketches to the famous designers. The tactic worked — the stubborn youngster took to his Pierre Cardin. Professional education Gauthier, of course, were not necessary — the future Creator of the most scandalous outfits of Madonna learned not at a Desk, and in the Studio.
Thierry Mugler was supposed to Shine in ballet — 14 years old the future fashion designer had already joined the Rhine Opera. But interest in the dance eventually died out in 21 years, Mugler began working as a stylist 25 years to create clothing, and five years later was able to open his first boutique.
If many future designers immediately recognized his talent in designing clothes, but were related to other creative professions, Giorgio Armani in the fashion world came from medicine. One of the most famous fashion designers could save lives, but now saves the wardrobes of hundreds of thousands of people seeking elegant outfits from street style and outrageousness, which largely define the modern fashion. Leaving the University of Bologna and served in the army, like many young people, Armani was faced with the fact that no suitable vacancies were not in search of temporary employment he went to work in a Department store and then became an assistant with the firm on tailoring. Life, to the happiness of fashionistas who have proved again that there is nothing more permanent than something temporary.
Architects and furniture makers
Gianfranco Ferre is a chartered architect who graduated from the University of Milan. However, no building Italian is not built. Almost immediately after the release of ferret has shifted from large forms to small, and started designing jewelry. The intricacies of sewing Gianfranco had to master already at a rather Mature age — the first clothing collection the designer made in 34 years.
The Creator of the collections that fall in love with women around the world for its elegance and sexiness, and could now make out some apartments in Manhattan. Tom Ford was even lucky enough to enrol at the prestigious Parsons School (Parsons School of Design), but there he studied interior design and only a year before the release (to the delight of all of us) switched to a fashion design course. Path in the fashion industry too began not with the applause of his sketches early in his career, Tom Ford is not engaged in the development of collections, and public relations.
Creative Director at Calvin Klein, who has worked at Jil Sander and Christian Dior, the only representative of the famous Antwerp six, who has not received a diploma of the Royal Academy of fine arts. RAF Simons studied in Ghent and was to become a furniture designer. Proved to be fateful internship with Walter van Beirendonck, during which the RAF met with representatives of the fashion industry. To become fashion designers convinced him Linda Loppa, head of fashion at the Academy.
One of the most talked about designers of our time, whose appointment as creative Director of men’s lines Louis Vuitton has stirred up the fashion community, it is walked to becoming an architect, Abla graduated from the BA and master’s degree. And when a student is behind, the future founder of the brand Off-White, which now shows his collections in Paris, suddenly went on an internship at Fendi, where he was meeting with Kanye West, which helped Virgil to build a career in the fashion industry, entrusting the layman as the creative Director of his Donda Agency.
First husband of Sonia Rykiel, owned a small shop jerseys, where the designer worked, helping in everything from customer communication to design Windows. Well, to take up the pencil and paper she was forced to… pregnancy! The future “Queen of knitwear” unable to find a suitable comfy sweaters and sent to the factory, which employed her husband, a thumbnail and asked to sew her new clothes. The request was complied with, and soon Rykiel Paris surprised the audience with his bright, slinky pullover. Things developed Rykiel, are sold in the shop of her husband, and then got on the cover of a glossy magazine.
The modest role of the seller is not arranged and Ralph Lauren. Shop Brook’s Brothers, where he worked as the designer, distressed him so much that he took up the development of new products. Inspired by the image of Hollywood actor Douglas Fairbanks, Lauren invented a new style of tie — in fashion, then, was the narrow model, and throwing in a couple of years before the Economics faculty Ralph offered to customers broader options. The idea excessively enterprising seller was skeptical and refused the offer. But dreaming of financial success the son of immigrants did not give up and finally found a company that interested in the sketches. New ties were in demand, and Lauren realized that now he can open his own business. Taking a loan of 50 thousand dollars and rented a tiny room in the Empire State Building, the designer began its own production. This year the brand is Ralph Lauren said 50th anniversary.
Even these few examples prove that in order to succeed, we need not only hard work and talent, but also determination. Because without it you’ll never know what you can do.