True Story: When I first started for Robert Geller years ago, we were sitting in the offices working on a new collection discussing food. I told him I wanted to open a Vietnamese sandwich shop because I was disappointed with the quality of Vietnamese food in NYC. I never did. A couple years later the Bahn Mi craze in New York blew up.
Anyone that has done any reading into work and business has probably heard the motto “Fail often, Fail early.”
I think this idea is only partially correct.
You need to Deliver More.
Ideas are easy to create, executing them is what matters.
I’m pretty confident that Facebook would not exist as we know it if the Winklevoss Twins kept “their idea”.
What fail more really means is filter more.
Deliver, filter out the failures with what succeeds and repeat.
The odds of success increase the more you deliver.
If you want to find amazing love, you put yourself out there. Go on dates, meet people, filter out the losers and repeat. You don’t find someone by making lists of your ideal partner.
We don’t experience new cultures by planning trips in notebooks and get in shape by writing workout and diet plans, you get on a plane and get your ass running.
Deliver more. Receive more.
Siki Im SS 12
Because really, how many more American men’s lines do we need to turn men into college wasps from the 60s?
I came home from my trip in the midst of fashion week to a barrage of messages about eco-friendly fashion lines.
I always found this idea contradictory.
Design is a wasteful concept.
We don’t need another leather jacket design, or black dress design, or button-up shirt design. We want them because we don’t want to look like we’re living on The Island.
Using “bamboo” fabrics doesn’t make your garment green. Cutting up old jackets or shipping tarps to make bags or cutting up t-shirts to make new ones would mean Martin Margiela is a green designer.
Most green design is ugly. There, I said it.
Ugly design is in my opinion even more wasteful than design that doesn’t slap the label green all over themselves for press.
I think re-purposing materials to make something new is great, but it shouldn’t overtake making a design beautiful and functional.
Real eco-fashion should be about fighting the horrors of fast fashion companies like Zara.