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I am like a swan, stunning and graceful on the water surface but working hard to make it happened.
Rodica, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer?
My passion is fashion and art. I use fashion as a medium for my art. Despite all the challenges I never gave up on my dream to be a fashion designer, and a few years ago I decided to change my dream
Who is your inspiration in life Rodica? How do you keep inspired?
I am inspired by life itself, by nature, history, art, people and feelings. I don't want my thoughts to die; I want to do something to express my gratitude that I am a human being and I live. I take advantage of every moment I live, and don't have time not to be inspired ;)
We all make mistakes Rodica; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Designer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
One of my weakness is that I can not wait. Sometimes I'd wish to have the ability to wait for making a quick decision.
Rodica, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Timing is important. I deal very well with time management, and I am not a last minute person. If I have to spend my nights working, I'll do it with pleasure.
Please tell us Rodica, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Designer?
At this moment I deal with this kind of situation. I work full time as a pattern drafter, I work with my own customers and also working on my FW'18 collection. My degree in math helps me to find the right formula to be strategic ;)
Rodica, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was involved in Eco Fashion week Bed sheet challenge. I made a Red Carpet dress from bed sheets. After this, I was asked to make a Red Carpet dress for the Cannes Festival.
Rodica, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I am very proud of my last collection. It is also my graduation collection. It is a lot of artwork and perfect combination between art and fashion to wear. The collection is very functional and artistic same way
Rodica, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The fun part is to keep be creative when you face problems. For me, there is always a solution, and the creative part is to be positive about it.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?
never give up
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
as an emerging designer, I am always open to any collaboration
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