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January 26th, 2007 at 06:05 am

Are you really A Designer… or is that just a label you choose?

What’s in a name …
and would it really smell so sweet by any other name …

I don’t think so, although it is kinda cool to refer to ourselves as designers, more and more lately I have been questioning that self-designation.

If there is one particular black hole (did I ever mention my life long fascination with all things cosmic?)
in cyberspace where I can easily get lost for hours, it would be Style.com’s fashion show collections

I always emerge wondering, not only am I really qualified to claim the title, and what about all the submission that cross my desk?

So what is design? Design, according to Wikipedia,

is usually considered in the context of the applied arts, engineering, architecture, and other such creative endeavours, is used as both a noun and a verb. As a verb, “to design” refers to the process of originating and developing a plan for a product, structure, or component.

and then goes on to say:

As a noun, “a design” is used for both the final (solution) plan (e.g. proposal, drawing, model, description) or the result of implementing that plan (e.g. object produced, result of the process). …

Wikipedia defines Designer as
a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. That usually implies the task of creating or of being creative in a particular area of expertise. It is frequently used to reference someone who draws or in some ways uses visual cues to organize their work. Designers are usually responsible for making a model that takes into consideration each step in a product’s development, including not only how a product will be used but also how it will be made.

Which leads to the final paragraph under Designer:

Designing normally requires a designer considering aesthetic, functional, and many other aspects of an object or process, which usually requires considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.

Which now has me asking, almost daily and sometimes hourly, not only of every piece I do “for me” but of any that “will be published”

It that pattern or project the work of a Designer or an Alteration Specialist?

Or something else?

Just something to think about – I certainly will be – and who knows, maybe writing more about it.


P.S. Am I the only one who thinks the folks at Alexander McQueen may have over reacted just a bit to either Phantom of the Opera, or the current controversy over the responsiblity of the Fashion Designers to discourage eating disorders. I mean several of those dresses are perfect examples of why I don’t wear dancercise clothes out side my own home or backyard (and not very often in the back yard either)


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