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Fashion Design Does Matter

Fashion design is a type of art dedicating to the creations of making clothes and many different modern life accessories.  To be a fashion designer you should have an artistic, creative personality, being able to express yourself and your ideas visually, on the paper for example. Not meaning that you have to be an artist, but to have taste in these things, such as color-combining, tones or shades, and to have a wide visual imagination, as many of them like arts, are visiting galleries, working and interacting with many different artists, as for the work, the same as for their own pleasure. Modern fashion design is split into two forms or categories: Ready to wear, and haute couture.

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The haute couture culture is directed towards some specific customers and these clothes are fitting these exact customers perfectly, and Ready to Wear collections are standards, made for everyone, so they will be wider cast in sales, in bigger amounts, but for the less price. It is hard to understand the audience’s needs and to meet the customer’s requirements. These designers should have smooth communication skills, and the ability to express themselves clearly. Bringing designing clothes to marketing is more complex process than you thought, and it’s not only designer’s mission to work for the process flowing from start to the end.

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Fashion designers usually start applying their ideas as they reach consumer’s tastes for fashion brands in the fashion market, later on, they can grow some initiative for making new clothes according to this data. Designers rarely work alone, since the process of creating a concept, literally making a pattern for the clothing article, putting it together and making it a living project is too much for one person to handle. Most people think that they have an easy job and that their education is all about knowing designing techniques and learning of people’s tastes, but to be a decent fashion designer you should also have a knowledge of things like math, art history, science and probably, if you are an independent designer, of some business management.

This profession is also known for being “glamorous”, it is competitive as well, a difficult industry to fit into. When citizens and even celebrities are wearing clothes that you made is probably very exciting, and it probably means that you’re a good one. It requires perseverance and patience, but in general, the reward makes it worth, if you preserve.

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Fashion designers should be aware of standards and market requirements. They must be always learning new things, including fashion itself, read magazines, learn about fashion history, etc…

Fashion is actually, a very important notion in our lives. The clothes you wear, the way you look like is very important these days, it tells much about your personality, people get judged, people getting rejected for job opportunities, or getting some, all for the way you look. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have money to afford some things you might, but you should have a sense of taste, and feel what goes with you, should never be static, because there is no such thing as the one fitting everyone.

Fashion design is a type of art dedicating to the creations of making clothes and many different modern life accessories.  To be a fashion designer you should have an artistic, creative personality, being able to express yourself and your ideas visually, on...

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Ben Burtt – Sound Designer Behind WALL-E (2008)

Every sound designer is asked to create some sort of a world in sounds. And it’s most inspiring when the whole movie requires an original new world of sound – WALL-E

Ben Burtt is an Academy Award-winning sound designer who did his very first work on first Star Wars movies, and in many ways, he’s considered “a father” of modern sound design. He was born on 12 July 1948 in Jamesville, New York. Graduated in 1975 from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree in film production. He created a whole new world in animated movie WALL-E, from the background sounds and ambiances, the wind, the storm, mechanical sounds of motors, robot arms and legs, the sound of a space-ship, to new imaginary language. It’s really hard to make up an original sound voice, especially for the character like WALL-E, because he doesn’t talk. Sound designer has to pay attention to emotion that needs to be emphasized, and it’s the hardest part in filmmaking because the film can easily lose it sense, it can be misunderstood. WALL-E doesn’t talk in languages we know. Even if he doesn’t talk much in his imaginary robotic language, he uses different sounds like squeaks, pitched sounds, etc. It took nine months for Ben Burtt to create sounds for this movie.

It’s really hard to make up an original sound voice, especially for the character like WALL-E, because he doesn’t talk. Sound designer has to pay attention to emotion that needs to be emphasized, and it’s the hardest part in filmmaking because the film can easily lose it sense, it can be misunderstood. WALL-E doesn’t talk in languages we know. Even if he doesn’t talk much in his imaginary robotic language, he uses different sounds like squeaks, pitched sounds, etc. It took nine months for Ben Burtt to create sounds for WALL-E. Out of improvisations of taking sounds from both the real world and some synthesization, he will fascinate you on what you hear in the movie.

There are around 2600 sound files made for WALL-E, which is a lot. More then he made for any other move. A Star Wars movie, which is huge, usually has around 1000 new sounds. For Ben, this was gigantic, partly because WALL-E needed so much detail in the sound. WALL-E does lots of movements in the film; lots of driving this way, driving that way. They put the sound with everything and convince the audience that this character really exists; this illusion. Obviously, nothing is recorded while you’re making the movie, everything’s added later. “You learn, as a sound designer, that the most important thing is to make the right choice with the right sound in the right moment in a film. The end result is a product which involves thousands, maybe tens of thousands of decisions, and certainly thousands of sounds.  And all this sounds end up in the world of WALL-E.”


If you are wondering what the story is about I recommend that you watch the movie, and here’s a brief introduction (no spoiler alert): 700 years in the future, the world is turned into an uninhabitable garbage dump. Humans are long lost cruising in the galaxies. Back on Earth, there are two signs of life: one is a cockroach, of course. And the other is WALL-E. WALL-E spends his days collecting, compacting and stacking cubes of junk. Then out of the sky comes another, but different robot – EVE. She is in search of planet life, which signifies that it’s time for humans to leave the stars and reclaim their badly abused planet. So that is how the story begins, I recommend this movie to all ages. WALL-E was directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, who was the big star behind the biggest Pixar film today Finding Nemo.

Every sound designer is asked to create some sort of a world in sounds. And it’s most inspiring when the whole movie requires an original new world of sound – WALL-E
Ben Burtt is an Academy Award-winning sound designer who did his very first work on first...