Lessons learned: 8 fashion execs give career advice to their younger selves
You can always reinvent yourselfLise Bonnet, co-founder of European luxury label Crafted Society:
“Everything is always evolving, so stop every once and a while and look at what you are doing. Don’t be afraid to do things differently, even though it might be scary… In the end it will pay off. You can always reinvent yourself.
When we’re young we have to choose an education and career path very quickly, but that doesn’t mean you’re supposed to do that for the rest of your life or that you are defined by that choice. If you didn’t have formal training as a designer, for instance, it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Follow your heart! It’s never too late to move in a different direction.”
Surround yourself with people who propel you forward
Martin Johnston, co-founder of European luxury label Crafted Society:
“Continually assess whether you are surrounding yourself with people who provide you with encouragement and nourishment or those who act more like weeds and only want to feed off you. To maintain your journey towards your true purpose, keep your garden in check and continually de-weed your life”.
By Marjorie van Elven