Helping the American-based Muslim Fashion Community Turn Passion Into Successful Entrepreneurship
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Q&A with Former Armani COO Robert Pesaro – Q. On the business side, what are the qualities that separate top business talent in fashion from top talent in other industries? A. "In fashion, there is a unique equilibrium: You must be able to recognize and respect the fact that, in the balance of creativity and business, creativity always trumps. The brand that and the the creativity applied to the brand by the one person whose name is synonymous with the brand is the brand's essence and, ultimately, its only real asset. Even at the risk of losing financial gains, you must be able to accept that the brand and energy fueling the brand must always be considered the key dominant equation. Any trade-off, where financial and commercial decisions take precedence over the protection of the integrity of the brand, and you weaken the brand"
Industry Tip: Tips From The Top
Confident or Cocky? How bad do you want it?
Calvin Klein is an FIT dropout who made a rack of clothes and rolled it right into a Fifty-Seventh Street department store to get his first order. Mr. Klein has proven to be a "marketing genius beyond compare", says author Annemarie Iverson, whose defining trait was the ability to capture edgy, novel movements in popular culture. And we all aware of his success.
“Being a successful fashion designer is about more than just making great clothes. It’s about running a business, and that means having combination of diverse skills-you need creativity, business acumen, social skills, and most importantly, you need dedication. I started this business with $150 and a dream. There were many challenges and lessons learned before getting where I am today. The best piece of advice I’d give a young designer is to first dream big and believe in yourself, and then approach fashion from a holistic standpoint. You have to start with a great product, but you also need the right vehicle to get the product in the customer’s hands. That means planning, researching, merchandising, building great relationships, having a great marketing plan, and being able to execute all of those things in a carefully thought out way” Tommy Hilfiger