Who says each season you need to be told what colours and styles you can or cannot wear!
Has there ever been a trend you weren’t keen on? Did you stand your ground or eventually flow with the tide?
I have found success in business through LISTENING to what my clients want and giving it to them. Real listening is a skill and a powerful tool! Not listening and coming up with a design that I’ve been wanting to do for ages but giving that client step by step everything they’ve asked for.
There are times that I end up with a simple style that answers the client’s needs and they’re overwhelmed and so grateful. To someone else it could look simple but it doesn’t matter others think, it’s what the client wanted and that they’re happy.
I’ve heard mixed reviews on the then; Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Some said that it didn’t reflect the late Alexander McQueen’s style, but hold on a minute… who was the dress for??
It’s not about what Designers and the fashion industry dictates, it’s about the wearer at the end of the day.
Styles and trends that provide new ideas is one thing, dictation is another!
When looking through magazines, looking at style icons and the runways of the world. Remember who you are and be true to your personal style. You’re unique and fantastic, remember that!
House of ilona are currently accepting commissions. Can’t find what you like in the shops? How about something more bespoke? It would be a pleasure to work with you.