Day: May 5, 2015

A day in the life.. #fashiondesigner

I have been spending some time with Cari Stephenson, the creative force behind South African fashion label Tart and following her successful showing at MBFWJ, things have been quite a whirlwind for this designer, but I managed to get her to answer a few questions to give some of you aspiring fashion designers a bit of perspective. Q: What did you study to become a Fashion Designer? I studied photography immediately after school, and later did a diploma in business management, much later a short course in pattern making. Q: Was this what you always imagined or wanted to do? If not, what did you think you would be doing? I got my first sewing machine at the age of 8, so I guess it was always in me, but having no drawing ability and no art background I didn’t think it was an avenue open to me. I worked as a croupier for many years and this allowed me to travel extensively. Tired of the lifestyle I found myself in various unsatisfying retail positions. …