Oddly, I have picked now to work on some entirely new stuff. I am not sure why this is but okay. It is smaller and more affordable than some of the previous stuff, which in any case needs some updating.
The designs on the original Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing collection are fine, and they are nice, but they do need some alterations for wearability in some cases.
Also, I think Tatler was right and some of them are really just very unusual sculptures, perhaps for a fashionista, so some rejigging will be taking place when some of the new stuff is done to fill the fashion page.
I am doing some work for some very large companies at the moment, and the time and money wasting is ferocious, which makes me feel a bit sick.
Instead of making basic decisions about simple things, apparently once you become a sufficiently wealthy brand, you exploit people in other countries so that you can then waste the money they should have had on employing teams of meaningless consultants, who then squander hours and hours of your staff’s time asking them simple questions with a view to drawing obvious conclusions and reporting back to you.
Needless to say, I do not feel I missed out on anything by not working for such companies over the last decade.
The star of the show so far has been a Chinese lady, who solved the company’s quandary in two sentences. Excessively well paid Indian managers are more concerned that they will somehow be punished for being remotely creative, and so I have seen a few sweats break out when they fail to ingratiate for a millisecond.
I can’t help but think this is not good for either business or the economy, but who is going to stop it if nobody is willing to stop gawking at brand names?
Anyway, more news coming shortly I suspect,