Friday, September 14, 2012

Underappreciated Designers



Now that New York Fashion Week has wrapped, there are probably many happy designers as well as a few who might feel disappointed. I’m going with more of them being happy than sad. It is a great honor to have a show during NYFW and no one can take that away from you. If you did great, fantastic, if you feel you didn’t do as well you could at least you can say that you did it. There are those who didn’t even get to go.

 

While not a designer, I know the feeling of sitting on the sidelines and watching. This is great if you are adverse to contact sports and have declined an invitation to play tackle football. If you’re interesting and creative and want to play but can’t get a sponsor or can’t get enough designs together or noticed, it’s probably a sad feeling. I would like to take the time to recognize all those designers who have talent but didn’t have their own show at NYFW.


The same is true of many jewelry designers. There are lots of creative souls who make jewelry, design jewelry and work for other design houses who are unrecognized. They are a tiny group of unseen and underappreciated individuals. This includes many jewelry crafters at local fairs, events and on Esty.com. I’ve met some very talented people at various craft fairs and I know they don’t get the recognition they deserve.

 

So if you know someone who designs jewelry or is simply a creative person who makes wonderful pieces for friends and family, tell them how much you appreciate their work. Everyone needs a pat on the back now and then. Those that sit alone in a studio making their wares may not have encouragement or impute from others and it really makes their day when someone likes their work. So find someone today that makes something you love and tell them about it. It will make their day.
 
 

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