Do you follow trends?

This is something that I really struggle with as a designer. I often peruse the purse/bag competition, and come away feeling like my designs are not in line with what is trendy here and now. Is this good or bad?

My Audrey clutch...trendy or no?

My Audrey clutch...trendy or no?

 

When I first stared making bags, I was totally overwhelmed by the diffrent styles and designs that were trendy and I felt that I needed to make those particular bags to be successful. It was difficult, because after a while, I realized I was so stressed about making the ‘right’ thing that I wasn’t having fun anymore.  My favorite colors, fabrics and designs weren’t really in line with those bags that are super popular. I was making things, and yet, not feeling very creative.

Don’t get me wrong. I think that as a designer of purses, clothes, jewelry, etc…we need to have an idea of what’s hot right now, but I think we can lose our creativity when we let ourselves become ruled by the trends. What makes me different from the masses?

My Peggy Sue design, not very trendy, but totally unique!

My Peggy Sue design, not very trendy, but totally unique!

In conclusion, I think we need to find a balance of following what is popular and staying true to your own likes and passions. When we can find that balance, we are most likely to find success! Good luck to all of you as you find your own unique style!

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October 8, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Hands Full Creations.

One Comment

  1. Julie Hauser replied:

    You go girl!!!….or is it gril?

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