Women’s clothing designer RTE correspondent, Mariella Zimdars, is visiting New Zealand to meet the designer and fashion industry, as part of an exclusive visit by her in 2017.
Zim-dars was one of the first women to have a role in the fashion industry and, for a time, the fashion editor of The Times.
In her recent interview with RTE, Zim dars said that the role had not been taken lightly.
“The challenge of creating a woman’s wardrobe is something that’s been on my mind for a long time,” she said.
“I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most amazing designers and designers I’ve ever met.
I can’t think of anyone in fashion that’s had the chance to work alongside such a gifted group of designers.”
Zim-Dars said it was a privilege to work for one of New Zealand’s leading fashion houses, H&M, and that she was grateful for being part of their team.
“It was a dream come true to be a part of the team and to have that kind of support and support to do what I do,” she explained.
“We’ve been working with the H&Ms creative team and working closely with the creative department to create the best clothes for our clients.
We’re delighted to be working with them and they’re so supportive of my work.”
Zimdares interview with the RTE website also gives an insight into her vision for the future.
“[My] mission is to bring the art of design to the women in the world.
That is the vision of the fashion house I work for.
I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity to work in this space, and I’m extremely excited about the opportunities that are ahead.”‘
We have to change the way we think’The fashion industry has traditionally been a male dominated space, but that is changing.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the proportion of women working in the design industry has doubled over the past 20 years.
Zimmdars said the changing fashion landscape had also led to women wanting to wear clothes that reflected their individuality and were not made to fit the stereotypical image of a woman.
She said she felt this was part of a larger shift in the way fashion was viewed.
“As designers we want to change how we think and how we approach a business,” she told the RTV show.
One of the main ways that women change fashion is through the use of colour.
“There’s a lot of women in fashion who say they’re trying to be more artistic, but also to express themselves,” she continued.
The designer said that while she did not feel she could make money off the design, she could do it through the work she did.
“It’s been a real privilege to be part of that community and to create something that has the power to make a difference in a lot more women’s lives.
It’s very exciting and empowering to see what is happening with fashion today.”
For Zim, her goal is to continue to make the clothes that reflect the personalities of the women she works with.
“One of my favourite things about fashion is that there are so many different kinds of people.
There are the designers, the designers who are doing the best work and designers who really believe in their work.
The rest of us are just really passionate about what we’re doing and trying to make something special,” she added.
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