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Persistence in Fashion

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM
 Fashionable Persistence

Trying to be a leading Fashion Designer is like trying to be the MVP quarterback for the NFL football industry. You might have some talent, but, you still need a great coach, special advocates and the tenacity to discipline yourself to remain focused. If you study the fashion journeys of Diane Von Furstenberg, Coco Chanel or Levi Strauss, you will learn how their success was built in overcoming endless obstacles, failures and competition. Yet, they still remained positive to achieve their goal of establishing their best.


Chanel was credited with liberating women from the corseted silhouette. Although she suffered many set backs during World War I and World War II, she didn’t accept failure. With perseverance Chanel continued to reinvent her fashion with knit fabrics popularizing the new casual chic.


After World War II, Chanel extended her influence beyond couture clothing, sharing her aesthetic creations in jewelry, handbags, and fragrance. Chanel No. 5, has become her iconic Cologne product. Chanel became one of the 100th most influential women in the Twentieth Century. She was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy.


Lessons Learned:  Do I have perseverance? Can I rebound from setbacks and recognize new opportunities? Lord, help me find my path and my passion to become all I can be. 


In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

-Quote by Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer



Joyce Yexley, Fashion Historian & Author

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