Some passions never go out of fashion. For Patrick D’Amico, fashion is the passion. Read his #PassionPreview: “Fashion, Style, & Fashion Design: I think my love for fashion started when I came out of the womb. I can remember all the outfits I wore as a little kid because my parents always made sure my 3 brothers and I were dressed to the nines! What really sparked my love for fashion and design was when the first season of Project Runway aired in 2005. I was in awe! Just seeing the designers take a piece of fabric and all the work that goes into it to create a garment was truly amazing. Fashion and style are two different things and I love both equally. As I grew as a person my style evolved and at the time the only way I could express myself was through my style. I now use Instagram to express myself creatively and to share my love for my passion with others!”
Why fashion: “Fashion is created. Style is your interpretation of that creation on your body. I am so enthralled with the entire process from how a piece of fabric is transformed into a garment and taking that garment and using that to express yourself is a true art form. So from watching Project Runway and learning that this is a career I was inspired. Currently, I am not a fashion designer because as we all know life gets in the way but that is a story for another time! I have pursued this career path and will continue to do so because I am that passionate about it. For now, my Instagram has become something I never expected and has created numerous opportunities that I want to continue to use this platform to grow and to share my love for fashion, style, and design with others!!”
To someone not interested in fashion design: I would say that they are a horrible person! No, I’m just kidding!! If they do not like my passion then that is fine with me. That is their opinion and I respect that. I would not say that their opinion is wrong because that is their opinion. All I can do is talk about my passion and why I love it. I’m sure they have a passion and I would love to hear about it and I may or may not like it but at least I learned something about that person.
To someone interested in fashion design: I would say “YASSSS!!” Finding something you love or are passionate about is such a fulfilling and amazing feeling. Whatever it is you are passionate about, you have to put the work in, do research on it, always continue to learn about it and also have fun with it!
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