Wednesday was sadly the last day of GFW. There were two Gala Shows, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. I went to see the one in the afternoon, which means that I wasn’t there when the awards were announced.
Still the afternoon Gala Show was amazing. It regrouped the work of 27 students picked from the previous shows by a jury. I was really happy and excited to be part of the crowd. Even though I was a bit disappointed when I learned that not all the designers I really liked were chosen, I still enjoyed the show because the models did a fabulous job and the students’ work was incredible.
I particularly liked the work of Maria Martimo. The pantsuits and dresses she made would definitely be something I would wear for a special occasion.This experience has taught me a lot about the fashion industry. A lot of thinking goes into fashion. There are also many ways to study it with courses in fashion communication, management, marketing and journalism.
I also got a sense of how difficult it is to design something really original and interesting. It is difficult because you must come up with the idea, be able to actually produce the clothes but also because what your designs have to appeal to other people.
This experience has been enlightening. It made me want to look at and research more closely my study options for the future. I would recommend anyone interested in studying fashion to attend LGFW.
And now it is time for me to go back to school!