Fashion is one of the most exciting, fast-growing and not to mention, challenging industries in the world. We find out how some of the biggest, most influential women in fashion rule the world’s most stylish industry.
Miuccia Prada – Designer Prada & Miu Miu
Miuccia’s advice on listening to your own voice: “There is an understanding that, when I do a show, no one will tell me what to do. Once, at the beginning of my career, I tried to listen to others and it was all wrong. I have to do what I think is right, and now everybody is happy that it is like this. ”
Kelly Cutrone – Fashion Publicist and Founder of PR firm, People’s Revolution
Kelly’s advice on brand cultivation and management: “It doesn’t matter if you aren’t the skinniest, prettiest or smartest, you have to draw attention and point out your strong points. It’s important to be willing to take on the energy of the brand you represent.”
Aerin Lauder – Founder of AERIN LLC and Style & Image Director of Estée Lauder
Aerin’s advice on getting finding your passion: “The beauty industry was always a part of my life, and I think it’s something that I just innately love because if you don’t love it, you can’t do it. Whatever you do, do it well. Be passionate and driven.”
Natalie Massenet – Entrepreneur & Founder of Net-a-porter Group
Natalie’s advice on having a big idea: “A note to anyone with a Big Idea: It all starts within. Success begins at that magical moment when you declare to yourself, your friends, and the universe that you believe you can do something different.”
Sophia Amoruso – Founder of Nasty Gal
Sophia’s advice on hearing the word ‘no’: “When I hear ‘no,’ I instead hear, ‘how?’ How can I do that? No is just the starting point.”
Mindy Grossman – CEO of HSN (Home Shopping Network)
Mindy’s advice on understanding the customer: “You have to understand who your customer is and their motivations and marry it to what’s happening in the outside world. It’s a maniacal curiosity, married to data, married to understanding. We want to create experiences that can’t be replicated in many other places.”
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