As a designer, you may have a detailed knowledge of how the world of fashion works. You may have seen fashion designers adopting a standard approach towards men’s as well as women’s fashion. However, what should you do if your client believes that there is a huge difference between men’s and women’s fashion?
Should you make it a point to explain the truth and clarify that there are no such differences? Or should you simply follow whatever your client tells you? When you are making designer clothes, there is no choice but to follow the specific instructions of your client. However, few clients have sufficient working knowledge of fashion designing.
They simply walk into the office expecting you to give them the right product that they have in their mind. In such a scenario, it is very important to assess your plans up front. If you feel that they have gone for a look that clear tells others that they believe in standard fashion trends, then you can play it safe and give them standard products. On the other hand, if you see a look that tells you that they do not care about fashion or they do not mind mixing it up, you can make changes accordingly.
The biggest problem that designers face when they design for such clients is that they have to put their own knowledge and experience at the back seat and try to give what the client wants.
In most cases, ignoring this rule can leave you with an unsatisfied client who spreads word that you are not a good designer and that you do not have knowledge of basic rules of fashion design. The fact that it is the client who is at fault and it is the client who has misinterpreted basic rules of fashion for men and women will hardly matter.