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The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book by Laura Volpintesta, Jay Calderin

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Never before have fashion designers confronted so much information, so
many opportunities, and such a strong cultural impetus to traverse differ-
ent arenas. The interests, skills, and goals of the contemporary designer
can build bridges between different creative disciplines and the world at
large. Most important is to achieve a balance and, with that, a sense of
well-being. The idea is not to have it all, but rather, to be open to it all.
As the designer grows in the profession, many new possibilities unfold.
Designing for celebrities allows for a level of detachment from the every-
day world and an exploration of the unattainable. The artistry of a design-
ers collection, and the critical acclaim it receives, elevates it beyond a
simple bundle of goods to something worthy of being collected and shown
in the museum. To work with cutting-edge technologies is a direction not
every fashion designer will embrace, but all designers should recognize
the technological breakthroughs that can serve as a catalyst for solving
old design problems in new ways. The designers of the future also need
to be good citizens, aware of the impact of their enterprise at a personal
and a global level.
Finally, constantly exposing themselves to new avenues of learning, as
well as actively participating in all the industry offers, will arm the fashion
designer with the most important weapon in a creative arsenal—choice.
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