The Sartorialist, Scott Schumann and designer-maven Waris Ahluwalia truly deserve separate posts, but as they communicated surprisingly similar concepts, here goes. For you scaddies who missed the talks, turns out "it" is all about the following:
1. R-O-M-A-N-C-E 2. history (knowing what came before, or absorbing a sense of history) 3. point of view, and get ready, 4. the formal elements
Be glad - be grateful - that you are studying where you are.
"Professor Sartorialist" gave a carefully thought-out list of how-to's for y'all:
1. learn to learn 2. be self aware 3. find the romance (& create a world/point of view) 4. (realize that) media is cheap 5. dialog not monologue 6. brand yourself
While different in tempo and delivery, "Waris of ALL Trades" also wants you to find the romance, a sense of history, and a point of view or a position to which you can stick. His affair with trade and craft rivals that of Romeo and Juliet or better, Tristan and Iseult.
I was, no surprise, "for" both men's messages. I still have a question: House of Waris, are you illustrating (the logo, the tree, the hotel) as well as acting, directing, making towels, jewelry and multiple trips across continents?