It’s About Feelings

Hi Guys, Last week the fashion business club I run organized an event. The theme of the event was how to operate a career change by creating a fashion brand. We invited four great fashion entrepreneurs from Paris who succeeded and shared their success formulas. It was very interesting. Above all, the four of them […]

Elegance Is Elimination

Hi guys, Here we are again, as announced. After a well-deserved short vacation in Barcelona, we took some time off and met the fashion business community there. It was a wonderful occasion to discover their vision of fashion and also find the common fashion denominator. It came down to one fact to which I think […]

Transform A Yellow Spot Into The Sun

Hi Guys, Monday’s back, time to analyze last month’s sales. So how did you do this time? Have a look at your products…A nice cut, a delicate draping on the waist, the way the fabric flows, the excitement you feel when you unpack your leather bag, the atmosphere in a shop you like spending time […]

Because It Was Just The Wrong Customer

Hi guys, exceptionally this Monday, instead of a fashion quote we will talk about a wonderful fashion short movie. “Once Upon A Time…” by Karl Lagerfeld tells the story of Coco Chanel, at the early years of her business, when she opened her first real boutique in Deauville. The movie starts with two women criticizing and laughing at […]

Fashion Designers: From A Dream To A Fundable Business

Hi Guys, This weekend I remembered my grandfather. He was one of the best tailors of my country. My family used to earn a lot with their craft. And when they lost their main client, they lost everything. They dedicated their entire lives to Beauty. I could still hear the sound of their breathing with the gentle […]

Dream. Dare. Emerge.

Dear all, today is a very special day for Fashion Cross Functional : The Fashion Business Plan, a guide dedicated to fashion designers to help them write their very own business plan, is now available. Fashion designers, I wrote this book because my grandfather’s clothing business in which he spent his whole life went bankrupt. He died […]

The secret to a balanced collection

Source: Instagram account of Manolo Blahnik Hi all, Another Monday, another opportunity to learn from the best. And today we quote Manolo Blahnik and his formula to draw a balanced collection. “About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.” – Manolo Blahnik Knowing how to […]

The pillars of your fashion brand identity

Hi all, Touching and seeing Italian craft : my recent trip to Milan was just a mere delight for the senses. Dropping by Via Della Spiga, I caught a glimpse at the Dolce & Gabbana window, celebrating the Italian lifestyle, one of the pillar of their fashion aesthetics. We could seize their idea of spring in […]

Find your purpose

Source: Vogue Hi all, New week start, new mind reset! For today’s fashion quote, I picked Oscar de la Renta: my job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best. What a blessing to find such a noble purpose in your own job. No wonder his dresses looked so amazing. It’s the result […]

Fashion: the art of delivering fantasy

Hi all, it’s Monday today, time to reconnect and set new goals for the upcoming week. Let’s think about what our work in fashion is really about. We are not just sketching a bunch of new stuff and making them. There is more to it. There is a story behind that inspired you. Maybe you […]