The artistic entrepreneur, from art to fashion it is one of those businesses that is non proprietary due to the fact that it can and will be replicated with a twist. If you do something well and have a good idea others will come along and mimic the ingredients you have cooked together, that is a fact. If we take a look through history we see we see that everyone has had some form of inspiration from someone even the master artists, for example we have:
1.Paul Gaugin’s Spirit of the Dead Walking, inspired by Édouard Manet’s Olympia
2. Édouard Manet’s Olympia, inspired by Titian’s Venus of Urbino
3. Andy Warhol’s The Last Supper, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
Now these are just a few examples and most notably we see that they were not identically replicated just inspired by. The artist put his interpretation on it.
There are not too many original ideas floating about they all come from somewhere, someone or something. Anybody can take a microscope and find some similarity somewhere if they try hard enough. The most important part is having your spin on it as an artist. Being an artist and a designer it is about always evolving, growing, and creating. You have to be secure in your work with confidence and willing to grow. Fashion is a highly competitive business especially for the start ups and small guys. We need to work together and help each other. Just as art is perception (what one person likes another will not) so is fashion. That is the true beauty about having so many designers out there, for you to be able to find the one that creates your style your way of expressing who you are through your fashion. Now personally I would promote and link all designers that I love on my website. I have a view that you should have the choice, as I want a person to be happy and find what they love if I have not created it for them and someone else has why not point them in that direction. We can help build each other instead of competing against one another. If I find something amazing and it is similar or in the field that I work I have no qualms about sharing it. I will always be designing and growing and coming up with new things, so I have no worries about helping some other amazing people doing similar things out there. I guess you could say this is my vision of a utopia where everyone works together.
Continue to grow and design my fellow artist. To my fashion lovers stay tuned I will be blogging and sharing some amazing simular designers out there who are doing things that will blow you away and influence you in a positive direction.