Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jenna Lyons & Derek Lam...

Last week I had the opportunity to see Jenna Lyons chat with Derek Lam at my lovely alma mater, Parsons. Both Jenna and Derek graduated from Parsons in 1990. I have to admit it was the first time I've set foot in school since graduation and it was nice to go back.

It was interesting to listen in on such a candid discussion. As an aspiring designer/illustrator/I-still-don't-know-what, I'm always intrigued by peoples' beginnings. During the interview, Dean of Fashion Simon Collins asked Derek if he could remember the point in his career when he finally felt like he had 'made it' in the world of fashion. He humbly replied 'just yesterday, but today I'm not sure.'

I guess we all second guess ourselves, even when we're as successful and talented as Derek Lam. After the talk I thought about everything that both of them shared. I'm just going to have to accept that I don't know what the future holds and follow my passion, knowing that it will all somehow work out in the end. Read more about the interview on!

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