Marisa Garnier

I love to have feedback on the clothes I made. I post regularly on Instagram about my inspiration and what I do on my free time.

Marisa Garnier
France Paris
Fashion Designer

Our readers would love to get to know you more Marisa. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I'm an autodidact Fashion Designer. I'm passionate about it since forever, and after working ten years in an office, I'm starting my own Pret à Porter brand. I made modern dresses for independent women, working with eco-responsible fabrics and new technologies.

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Marisa?
I wish to sell my first collection next year, and I want to work with the artist too, to make them unique couture clothes for their show. I will start with small series and making them grow a little every year

How do you communicate with people Marisa? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I love to have feedback on the clothes I made. I post regularly on Instagram about my inspiration and what I do on my free time. I do lots of concerts and meet people there, and we talked about fashion... I also have a blog on my website to get close to the people who follow me. 

If you had to do it over again, what would you change Marisa?
I will work with a team of expert right at the start of the project. I would have saved a lot of time and make me learn a lot

Who is your hero Marisa, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
Hussein Chalayan and Iris Van Herpen. They are the true heroes of fashion tech for me. They have worked with so many differents thing and have open dors to the rest of us.

How important are creative education courses Marisa? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I didn't take any because I have started to work very young, but it's a big disappointment in my life. It was hard after that to try to keep up with the rest of the creative industries. If you have a chance to take creative courses, do it! It will help you grow your creativities and understand the world and the beauty of it will be easier for you

Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Yeah, and I just wrote a blog article about it. Find the right tools and people to help you see the way you have to follow. You will have the lot of different work to do and drawing and sewing it's just the small part. You will need people to advice you and the rights tools to save precious time (see my website, I have made a list of what you can use).

Photographer : John Malate