Design your Future
Science may well provide the answers, but in the meantime,
creativity is a precious escape.
Design your Future
Science may well provide the answers, but in the meantime, creativity is a precious escape.
“Retrain!” they said. “Work in cyber!”, he suggested. Just last week, a ‘Dear John’ letter, of sorts, to the creative industries from one particularly insensitive government, was met with well-deserved criticism.
Tantamount to telling the Algarve to ‘forget tourism, do something else!’, this retrain initiative from the privileged peeps in Westminster has riled and ruffled feathers amongst the entirety of the creative sector, myself included.
Imagine a world with no music, no comedy, no dance, no fashion, no architectural wonders, no Netflix, no brilliant local magazines to inspire your next sojourn, no Tomorrow magazine … Gasp! What a quiet, dull world this would be.
And so, my rallying cry, my rebuttal, my refusal to allow creative talent to fall by the wayside and take up an NVQ in ‘cyber’, is to endeavour to champion and support creative talent and visionaries.
And please note, this is not a political statement. This is a sincere shout-out for those creating the soundtracks to our lives; designing the wardrobes for our Saturday nights, writing the films and books that evoke our deepest emotions. A salute to the design team, editors and writers of our very own creative corner, in this here, very fabulous magazine.
So, with optimistic enthusiasm, I want to introduce a young fashion designer, based here in the Algarve, who adapted, who overcame and who found a way to send her designs out to the world.
After Graduate Fashion Week in London – normally the pivotal moment for graduates to display their most eye-catching showpieces to the industry - was cancelled, fashion designer Sarah-Louise Koessler managed to pull together imagery of her final, show-stopping collection. With the help of photographers and stylists, she created some precious images to plan the next step in launching her fashion business. Sarah-Louise Designs is here in the Algarve and online to the rest of the world.