Fashion Designer Pat Hurt [mode2011]
What is your specialty as a stylist? fashion, salon, image, objects...?
My specialty is fashion design and stylist credentials. I am creative and a natural tailor and sewing industrialist clothier that can create a one of a kind stylist look for fashion media.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can see something of your work or of where you work.
In what style or trend do you classify yourself?
My trend for fashion designs classifies women semi to high end ready to wear apparel. The style and fabric trend are always versatile from the best design showrooms.
What are your clients like?
Modedo line is currently carried at local Atlanta FISH boutique to gain full access to clients that shop my collection. And, I have online local boutique Designer Expressions that also carry Modedo.
How did you begin to develop your talent? Have you possesed it since you were a child?
My design talent was from my own desire to learn to sew in 1995. I minored in Fashion Merchandise and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. I had one basic course in sewing construction. It wasn't the best learning experience at first. Own my own personal time I purchased my own sewing equipment. In no time at all with Sewing By Nancy video seminars I was able to sew from a pattern really well. I found myself doing cute outfits for my son and my sister's newborn daughter at the time. I then formed my own sewing company in 1999. I then upgraded with learning and designing the actual pattern and grading expertise to construct my own original pieces in 2004.
What importance has professional training had on your career?
The importance of college training including self training input has really leveraged my design career. It also landed me a few other invite opportunities to appear as an executive creative professional.
When did you first realize you could make a living this way?
I realized I could make a living in the sewing and fashion industry in January 1999. That is when my profit for freelance work started.
What people or experiences have taught you the most and helped you to arrive where you are?
Most definitely sewing by Nancy video and literature learn how to sew and alter pattern techniques. I don't think I would be as well rounded a design clothier if I hadn't utilized Nancy's sewing instruction. I recall prior to starting my business being hired to work for a short term freelance sewing contract project for skirts with Alpha Originals.
What is your concept of beauty? Why does it change so much from one culture to another, or from one era to another?
Beauty has no concept at all. It's endless, it's enduring, it's inherent understanding of facial feature, body and aesthethic art. It does change from one culture to another but it has such a unique range of glamour that can be portrayed to interact between all social and cultural groups.
Do you need to love what you do, or does professionalism suffice?
My first golden rule is professionalism must suffice. It's been a conditioned business asset to love what I do in the same aspect.
Besides advising clients, do you also educate them?
My ultimate goal is to advise and educate a client and potential client.
Isn't there a cult of vanity in premeditated publicity and fashion poses?
I don't think there's a vanity in premediated publicity and fashion poses at all. It is very impressive to fashion art. It's unique and the designer artistic expression is relative and poignant to the fashion viewers perception.
Your definition of "glamour"?
Glamour is a definitive of beauty in the sense of its reality to relate with finesse of hue, trend, aesthetic beauty and artistic expression.
Being surrounded by a different style can cause a person to feel different. Can such a feeling transform a person?
Different styles that can cause personal positive and negative reactions, are not necessarily a transformation of personality in my opinion. Since we are all aware of differrent styles of dress that we notice in our everyday lifestyle. Our opinion can be good or bad in a normal sense of reaction.
What trends do you see gaining momentum?
Gaining momentum trends are menswear including suits and silk ties. Also denim jeans and swimwear.
What magazines or websites do you follow to keep up to date? What other types of cultural inputs serve as sources of inspiration for you?
I follow http://lexposure.net/pat-hurt in which I am a member of for lots of up to date inspiration and opportunity. I get lots of support from that network.
All types of cultural inputs are a guidepost to keep my line focused on the essence of tailored store fit quality.
I would like to be more discerning when I buy clothes or furniture. What do you recommend I do to acquire this ability?
The more discerning method I acquired to buy my new wardrobe and interior furniture decorating items was most recent. I had to pinpoint the best catalog companies out there that would deliver top namebrand quality with an affordable price point. I actually received free shipping on both of my clothing and interior furniture purchases by finding the right source that send me catalogs.
Fashion Designer Pat Hurt