I left with the ability to create items as I saw or designed them. This field is demanding, time sensitive, often high pressured and very much cut throat. You need to constantly evolve as a designer, learn and grow to not only survive but thrive.
Sounds a little scary, and thats exactly how you feel when you start, but as you progress, you develop new skills and with it, the confidence to move forward and face bigger challenges and transcend personal plateaus.
I started out with a fashion show hosted by Uberglam, showcasing items I had made in class and a few other items I wanted to try my hand at.
Iridescence Fashion Show
I have recently decided to change the name of my brand to WOW Couture and Makeup Artistry or World of Waseema to be more in line with the modest nature of the items I produce.
My first big challenge was when my client Janine Johnson requested 2 bridesmaids dresses. Evening wear can be challenging on an emerging designer, basic and advanced knowledge has to be manipulated to achieve the desired result.She knew exactly what she wanted, firmly expressed her belief in my abilities, was incredibly patient with me through my trial and errors, and a delight to work with.
Each client differs with her unique style and taste, so you are tasked with various challenges. Below are the Bridesmaids dresses I created for her including a few work in progress pics.
Here are more items I created for various clients and often more than one of the same design.