2014 Bronze Telly Award
Do you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including:
• What It Takes: What traits do you need to have?
• Inspiration: Where do designers get ideas?
• The Tough Stuff: What are the realities of being a fashion designer?
• Success and Joy: What success have the designers received? Why do they love doing what they do?
Run time: 22 minutes
Audience: Grade 6 - Adult
"Sporting nice production values, this fast-paced program focuses on the world of fashion design. Do You Have What It Takes? Includes commentary from up-and-comers including Project Runway contestants Christopher Straub and Danielle Everine, and former NFL Washington Redskin turned designer Gibran Hamdan, among others, who explore the traits best suited to design careers, such as a strong sense of individuality, persistence, and flexibility, as well as the ability to search for inspiration in all aspects of life. Other key skills include quickly adapting to technical advances, solid time-management, and working well with others. The program’s participants also mention various education degrees pertinent to their craft. In the end, designers enjoy the satisfaction of being able to show their unique personalities to the world through finished products. Recommended." ★★★
-Video Librarian, March 2013