So this being our first fashion show we are anxious to the bones. We confirmed attendance quite late meaning our preparation process was done in a hurry. None the less, we have learnt a lot.
LESSON 1: ALWAYS BE PREPARED
Just because you do not have an upcoming show does not mean you shouldn't have all the details ready. One of my favorite quotes is "success is when opportunity meets preparation" . Have your business cards ready, have a full line sketched and detailed, have a production system set up, have models or a modeling agency on stand by and always be mentally ready for anything.
LESSON 2: DONT WORK ALONE
Its always a good feeling not to have to worry about something. Get someone you can work with and get to work.
LESSON 3: KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO
When we were coming up with the budget for this show we wanted it all, the big banners, the expensive cards, the expensive fabric e.t.c But at some point we had to say no. always work within your capacity. It is good to be risky and stretch your boundaries but always know your limits. sometimes too much is just enough to break you down or tear you apart. Prioritizing is key.