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Vera Wang discusses experience in fashion designing

on Monday,November 01,2010 20:11

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Vera Wang has made a name for herself since entering the fashion industry, becoming one of the most iconic designers of the past decade. She says that if she could do it all over again, however, there are a few things she would change about how she got to where she is today.

Wang went from competitive ice skating to editing Vogue magazine with little trouble, according to the Detroit Free Press. However, the designer says that she wishes she had focused on contemporary, casual clothing when she first started out.

"I jumped into celebrity dressing when it was pretty new," Wang told the news source. "There had been a moment of Scaasi with Barbra Streisand and Bob Mackie with Cher, but not in more recent times, so I jumped in with Valentino and Armani."

Wang says that big breaks come when you least expect them, specifically when you're designing contemporary wear. She cites Jason Wu, who blew up onto the scene after designing dresses worn by Michelle Obama.

Fashion designing jobs are only expected to increase by 1 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, wholesale retailers are predicted to see a higher demand.
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