To do, or not to do? That is the question! What makes the fashion entrepreneur tick? Some jump in for love and some to make a living. Is it wise to jump right in? The business of Fashion is a risk – not for the faint of heart.
For a population of seven billion is Fashion really worth betting on? If the Nightingale of Kuala Lampur, the diamond studded dress designed by Faisol Abdullah at a price tag of 30 million, in 2009 is any indication of Haute Couture, you bet it is! If 2% of the Indian elite equivalent to the entire population of Australia is craving 450 dollar skin caviar then I would bet this blog on the future of fashion! In 1945 the Paris fashion week had 45 designers on the runway today there are 17! 500 people in the world can afford Haute Couture or High Fashion where the dress is stitched just for them! “The insides are as magnificent as the outside” –George Simonton FIT. Is this the sign of the times? Or is there a famine in design? If I could forecast the future, I would think the 20’s are in the horizon. Fashion never really went away it just got Americanized! We just loved the idea of shorts and a plain t-shirt or Jeans, Boots and a cowboy hat! The French are still appalled by the uncouth Americans showing off their hairy legs on the streets of Paris! Well don’t take my word for it just ask any 60 year old in an American church their opinion on the dress culture at Sunday service. You’ll see what I mean. It will probably be the uncouth American who will bring back the dress code to its beloved theaters and operas like it was during the good old days when chivalry was still alive and men wore dark slacks, bow ties and buttoned up shirts; women were impeccably dressed the minute they walked out of bedrooms! So, if you are impossibly talented and you are the next best thing to “Worth” and “the Minister of Fashion” you best jump in! If not keep your day job and serve the rest of the 6.99 billion!