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I am passionate about fashion; that's why I wanted to learn all the different professions of fashion, I know how to create and design collections. I know how to make sewing patterns, I know how to sew, and I also have knowledge in fashion marketing which allows me to work on different projects.
Louise, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
I love to travel, to learn about different cultures. This is how I find my inspiration. I aspire to become a successful fashion designer. First of all, I started studying architecture and then the virtual aspect of the business bothered me. Later on, I discovered fashion, and it fulfilled my need for diversity. What I like is to be able to create something in its entirety.
Who is your inspiration in life Louise? How do you stay inspired as a Designer?
There are fashion icons that inspire me like Iris Apfel, Frida Kalho or Veruschka. I see them like fashion pioneers. I like their state of mind; that's what inspires me. I believe it is important to stay inspired; I think it is necessary always to be interested in new things to make our way of thinking evolve; one idea drives another.
We all make mistakes Louise; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I try never to have regrets. I hate to be upset by something, so I always tell myself that if things went that way they were supposed to happen like that. I also believe that most lessons are learnt from overcoming adversity.
Louise, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am very attentive to my clients. I know how to adapt to their demands. I like working with my clients because it's mind opening and it allows me to see life differently.
Please tell us, Louise, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
It's quite difficult when I work on a project I'm very invested and think only about it.
Louise, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I worked for a fashion designer and for her new collection she wanted me to buy some new clothes. I then persuaded her to use some clothes that she already had and that could be transformed in order to obtain the same result. I also explained that this would give an ecological aspect to the collection and it could be a good marketing method to have more clients. She thought it was a great idea.
Louise, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer.
This year when I won the international fashion contest. I was really happy that famous fashion designers appreciated my work.
Louise, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
One of my most significant experience as a fashion designer was when I had to create a whole collection. It was exciting because I could fully express myself and create what I wanted. During the process, it was hard to find the perfect materials and also the best place for the photo shoot because I had to find a desert like a place. Then, once the pictures were published, it was nerve-racking to wait for the feedback.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?
The important thing is to persevere.
photographer: Justine Choquer @juchoquer MUA: Eolia Van Der Hoeven @weochan Designer: Louise Marcaud @louisemarcaud