Interview with Daniel Vosovic: A Fashion Designer’s Ideas About Being Creative in Art

Daniel Vosovic has come a long way since Project Runway. On March 6, 2008 he unveiled his new line created for the NYLO hotel chain, and in October his book Fashion Inside Out will be released.

Daniel is one of those people that exude creativity… and has a lot to say about creativity. When asked about his creative process he shares some great thoughts:

“Editing is definitely a part of every process, even the beginning phases. I think generally speaking, because I started out as an artist as well, and that’s my training…I think it is really important regardless of the medium to really open yourself up in that beginning phase. You have to say ‘just let the ideas come in,’ especially if you don’t know where they are going to go.

“I think that is something that creative people have innately, or that they may have to train themselves to see, whether it’s with their eyes or their ears or their bodies, and really being aware of everything from textures to colors and shapes and all of these interesting things. And then also having a cut out point, because, let’s be honest, it’s a business, especially in fashion…as much as we’d like to tweak that shirt over and over again you have to stop yourself.

“If you find yourself going to the same place over and over again for inspiration, continue to try something new. It’s going to the same destination and walking a different path because you never know what is going to be new and exciting when you get there.”

To hone the skill of opening yourself up to seeing new things, Daniel suggests artists say to themselves, “Okay for the next month I’m opening myself up and I’m getting out of my comfort zone and I’m really going to see how I react to new things.” And then say okay, “Now we need to edit and now we need to focus again.” Daniel says this is a tricky process because it is easy to become too focused as an artist or a designer.

How does Daniel capture his creative thoughts? “I always have a sketchbook with me. No matter how good your memory is, you’ll always forget something,” he says. “I recommend everyone else has one at all times.”

His creative thoughts and sketches are soon to be in print for the world to see. Daniel’s book is a window into his and other designer’s creativity and can be an inspiration not only to fans, but to artists who aspire to getting into fashion. The highly creative designer says that Fashion Inside Out, “Takes the reader through the creative process, and so that starts with the inspiration, the conception of an idea, and really takes the idea through patterns and draping, the physical stuff that you guys would see on the show on Project Runway.” The books is a 10×10 hard cover photography book with some 20 interviews with industry leaders such as Heidi Klum and Mark Jacobs, and those behind the scene to showcase their creativity, as well as his own.