"I believe into learning from mistakes and turning negativity into positivity. Mistakes and bad decisions are the best things that can happen to someone, because you get to do not repeat them."
Our readers would love to get to know you more Guillaum. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
As long as I remember, I always had this passion for fashion. Everything started when I was ten, on my mom's Singer sewing machine.
In 2008, at the age of 20, I officially introduced my very first brand, which actually was some kind of "prêt-à-porter" casual wear. But as I was going headfirst into learning business & stuff, I kept developing my designer work until 2015 where I had to choose between running both projects at the same time.
About now, I am mainly enjoying my art, always improving myself and creating without giving myself any borders.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Guillaume?
It may sound catchy, but my main goal is to keep getting driven by passion & love for my craft. Every single day, I feel blessed seeing my work shared, worn & appreciated.
How do you communicate with people Guillaume? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I am pretty much active on social medias and take the time to answer each and everyone. I sincerely think that customer service is something really important, as customers are the essence of your success.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Guillaume?
Catchy once again, but I would change nothing at all. I believe into learning from mistakes and turning negativity into positivity. Mistakes and bad decisions are the best things that can happen to someone, because you get to do not repeat them.
Who is your hero Guillaume, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
Honestly, I don't think I have a hero, or I could say; I don't remember ever had one particularly. Many wonderful human beings have inspired me to keep going and pushing myself forward.
How important are creative education courses Guillaume? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I think these are really important, especially when it comes to techniques and general knowledge. But I also think this does not have to be the only way.
I, for myself, haven't taken any fashion design courses. It has always been a passion since my childhood, so I began my commercial activities with several years of experience. Anyway, I have always been that self-made type-of-guy. Each day's a learning; each learning's a blessing.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Sure; Do it for love, do it for the passion and mainly, do it for yourself. Fashion is more accessible than never today, don't fall into trends, do it for the right reasons.
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Photo 1: Portrait
Photo 2: Model - Karma Atchykah / Photographer - Guillaume Chaigne
Photo 3: Model - Karma Atchykah / Photographer - Guillaume Chaigne
Photo 4: Model - Guillaume Chaigne / Photographer - Amélie Cusson
Photo 5: Models - Allison Dunn & David Gravid Horwood / Photographer - Guillaume Chaigne
Photo 6: Model - Jennifer-Lynn Christie / Photographer - Sébastien Jurković
Photo 7: Model - Isabelle Amiot / Photographer - Le Natif Photographie
Photo 8: Model - Guillaume Chaigne / Photographer - Amélie Cusson
Photo 9: Model - Karma Atchykah / Photographer - Guillaume Chaigne
Photo 10: Model - Karma Atchykah / Photographer - Guillaume Chaigne