With a new year comes lots of thinking about setting goals. A large number of our students have the ultimate fashion goal of owning their own business or working in the fashion industry in a variety of ways. As you consider what steps, in addition to finishing a degree or certificate at Cañada College’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Department, we thought we’d provide some inspiration from successful people in and out of the fashion industry.

From Harper’s Bazaar

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

From Glamour

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” —Yves Saint Laurent

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” —Ralph Lauren

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo da Vinci

From PassportToCulture.com

“Fashion can be a universal player in protecting the planet. Fashion is certainly a huge part of everybody’s lives. You wear it every day and for some people it’s a status symbol, or a statement of how much they have spent on clothes, or it’s a means of expressing their identity and who they are.” —Pharrell Williams in Ecouterre article “Pharrell Williams: ‘Fashion Can be a Player in Protecting the Planet.'”

From Inc.com

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston S. Churchill

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”Ray Goforth