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Do you agree that sketching is one of the basic skills that a fashion designer must possess? A designer's sketches is his/her way of communicating his/her ideas to the clients. Without these sketches, a client will not be able to visualize what is the mind of a designer.
This female fashion designer does not know how to sketch on the spot for her clients. She would always ask one of her friends to prepare the sketches for her before she meets up with her clients. For her ready to wear line, she logs on the internet to browse the styles that she likes. She cuts the sleeves from one design and the silhouette from another and pastes them together. That is how she designs the pieces you see in her boutique.
One way or the other, she knew she had to learn how to sketch so she finally decided to hire an illustrator to tutor her. During their first session, she was very impatient. She instructed her tutor to skip the lessons on how to draw the basic shapes. She wants him to teach her the advanced skills that are beyond her capacity. After the first meeting, she informed him that she was no longer interested to continue with the lessons. It was such a pity that she had an opportunity to better herself but she just gave up too easily.
Do you know who is this female designer? Her boutique recently opened in one of the high end malls. If you see her sketches published with her signature at last you now know that she requested someone to do it for her. I think someone should challenge her to sketch on the spot.