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Join Date: Dec 2003
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I'm stuck between the two choices, on one hand I would say my own label for the obvious reason that I would have full creative control, but many independant designers go under without some kind of spotlight on them...On the other hand, designing for an already established house would in a way guarantee some recognition. If I did design for an already existing label though, it would def. be Celine!

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I would choose Dolce&Gabbana or Christian Lacroix! Or maybe Giverchy, so I could revitalize it...

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I just want to add: I would work for a house only if they give me full control like Galliano at Dior.

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i prefer having my own label, its hard work and money can be a tough problem but i can do whatever pleases me without having people jumping on my neck..
its difficult and stressful but also fun to learn the hard way, plus people recognise and appreciate your work and personal style, which is not always the case when working for an estabished house.

most friends who work for established houses hate the experience, there is too much idea stealing and hard core bitching going on in these high ateliers i can do without. (plus money can be ridiculously low, if one is not THE artistic director... a friend is working for a big Italian house in Rome, he gets ONLY 800 euros a month plus a tiny company apartment to live in.. i mean please, its a steal, he works 10-14 hours a day, as first assistant designer.. )

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i want to do both

but firstly my own label as its most important

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If you owned the biggest share in the company it wouldn't really matter if it was your label or not. Jil Sander had her own label but she didn't have the biggest share in the company so she got kicked!

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I agree with Acid..I would love to do both!!

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Definately own label for the independence it gives.
If I worked for an established house, it would have to be one whose overall style fits in with mine.

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If i was to have my own label. My designs would look elegant and regal. Fit for
Royalty&Aristocracy. And very very upscale and pricey!!

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