The past few weeks and months have been exciting. The first sale, meetings, connecting with people, new projects and a new job opportunity (which I will tell you more about in a few weeks). I feel like I'm constantly on the road which I actually totally love. Time management is starting to get more and more important to get everything done as planned. These pictures are speaking for me at this moment. It's a look of my latest collection. The combination of colored and graphic fabrics is inspiring for me and something I will develop more in my new collection. The bag I'm carrying has been my favourite lately and is a creation of Hester van Eeghen.
When I started my creative journey I remember my fear for the unknown. I choosed a path where no one had been before. I found myself caught between the dream of action and the fear of failure. As the regular thought is that a career in the arts exists outside the social and economic reality: "Art won't pay the bill."
As I looked at the world around me I saw people unsatisfied in their jobs, always hurried and living their lifes as they were expected to. Not at all what they choosed for or even dreamed of. So what was there to loose?
I decided to choose the dream of action.
I am wearing a pinstripe jumpsuit which is another look of my collection. Very suitable for my days at the office.
My collection contains several pieces which are easy in combination. Lately I have been wearing a lot of the same color as well for the trouser as for the top. It's so easy to style in the morning. No problems of making the right combinations and ready for the day in just a minute.
Last thursday I spent my day in Amersfoort at a symposium about the Textile Industry. The day was filled with interesting speakers talking about the developments in the textile industry. Starting, of course, in the beginning, when clothes were made by tailors. People normally had two or three sets clothing to wear. After the Industrial Revolution the textile industry started to grow faster and we all know where we are now.
A super fast fashion industry.
In the afternoon we talked about two projects which are based on slow fashion. One in Amsterdam, the so called Textile Clothing Bussines Labs. A labaratorium which focuses on research for alternative methods to the current clothing industry. The other project, called I DID, is based in Utrecht and focuses on using textile waste to produce design products.
I felt very inspired at the end of the day. It's exciting that slowly projects are coming up against the current fast fashion industry. I think it is the start of a change. A lot to think about and work on.
Have a great sunday!
A short message to say thank you. Thank you for all the continuing support following my journey in the world of fashion. I realize that one of the chief needs, as human as well as creative being, is support. In ups as well as in downs. I am very thankful for all your messages, phonecalls and likes especially after my first sale a few weeks ago. It means a lot and I really appreciate each and everyone.
Thanks again and to all of you joining the path towards a dream, surround yourself with
friends and family you love and continue to make small steps everyday.
My outfit is a combination of a pinstripe culotte with a woolen sweater which is another look of my collection.
Welcome to my blog! I am Carolien, a girl from the Netherlands writing about my journey in the world of fashion. I am a dreamer as well as designer and every day of my life is dedicated to bring these two things together. Take your time to wander around,