Peter Nygard delivers fashion clinic to students
The buzz of anticipation could be felt in the auditorium as more than 200 students from Central Jakarta’s LaSalle College waited to meet top Canadian fashion executive Peter Nygard.
Nygard delivered a fashion clinic to the eager students in their college’s lecture theater. The designer was visiting Jakarta for a couple of days to open his store within Pacific Place’s Galeries Lafayette, which is featuring Nygard’s exclusive ready-to-wear labels for women, branded Peter Nygard and Bianca Nygard.
“The fashion industry can be a very beneficial and rewarding industry for all of you,” he said. “It certainly is for me.”
But behind its glitz and glamor, the fashion industry is tough. “It’s a lot like the movie industry,” he said. “There are a lot of people who want to be in it. But, it’s very much limited to a few.”
These days, Nygard uses social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to promote his new collections. He encouraged the fashion students to do the same.
“Online is the way to the future,” he said. “Use your social media to promote your works. That’s the best way.”