When you are doing something you love, it hardly feels like work at all; that is my attitude toward fashion design.
I recently did an interview with Nancy Gubbala she is a talented fashion designer and currently doing her undergraduate. Nancy is graduating next month and this is her senior collection. Designing is her passion it’s what she wakes up for. She is a dedicated student and is pursuing her dreams to make designing fashion her work. Read the interview to find out more.
Tell us about yourself
As a fashion designer, I have committed myself to a path of innovation and creativity, always seeking out new ways to push the boundaries of what others view as possible. Because I have surprised myself time and again, I am confident that there is always some new frontier for me to explore and that if I work hard enough, I can consistently increase my rate of discovery. I work hard to hone my skills and to learn about my craft, knowing that the competition is not resting and I cannot rest either.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently pursuing my Master of Fine Arts in Fashion. Designing clothes is what I wake up for in the morning. Growing up in India, I had a run-of-the-mill life, but it was brightened by my exposure to fashion. I realized at a young age that I wanted to create things for a living, and I immersed myself in art. Eventually, going into fashion design simply seemed like the next logical step. When you are doing something you love, it hardly feels like work at all; that is my attitude toward fashion design. Every day, I am eager to keep on doing what I do. Fashion never bores me.
Who is your role model?
I was raised by my grandparents and my aunt. My aunt is my mentor and role model, and she has always encouraged me to follow my heart and seek out the exciting side of life. To her it made sense, just as it made sense to me, that I would use my creativity to make my living. I have always been wildly imaginative, and there is no end to my propensity for original derivations of what I take in from the world around me.
What do you do when your not designing clothes?
When I am not busy designing clothes, I enjoy taking long walks, watching old movies, and reading books.