The ways to work in fashion are certainly numerous. One of these could be represented by the Master in Fashion Communication and Styling by IED Milan. Tips Clear Talents has selected five videos made by the students of this course who have distinguished themselves for their originality and talent. After presenting Which Character Are You? by Tatevik Avetisyan, here is the second video The Atypical Life of Agnès Tassel realized by Paulina Benavides Jarillo that we interviewed to let us tell you about your experience in the Milanese institute and to understand the creative process of your work.
In the meantime, here is his video, inspired by the life of Agnès Tassel
To get some suggestions on how to work in fashion, here’s what we talked about together.
What was the inspiration for this video?
I have always been fascinated by the energy of older people, like my grandfather who still took dance lessons every afternoon at the age of eighty, and my grandmother who at seventy was the least patient and restless person I have known. He was always looking for something to do, cook, play with his grandchildren. As soon as I arrived in Milan I remember that one of the first things that caught my attention were the older citizens who walked, wearing colorful, elegantly dressed coats and hats. I remember it became my favorite inspiration; but mostly I remember how they made me feel. They had this contagious and joyful way of life which showed that age is only a number and how important it is to welcome all stages of life.
How would you describe your experience at IED Milan?
I would describe my experience as challenging, unique and rewarding. Not only did I learn a lot, but I also left my comfort zone this year. I never imagined that I would be able to do the things I managed to do during my master. As a former industrial designer with a reduced background in fashion, this course has been rewarding and definitely a challenge. Especially coming from another country, one of the things that enriched my experience most, was learning a lot from the different cultures of my companions; the friendships I have cultivated are the greatest reward.
Did you refer to someone’s work for this project of yours?
The story is mainly inspired by the work and life of Agnès Tassel. I found his story so fascinating that I wanted to celebrate his career and life with this project. From an aesthetic point of view, my main point of reference is the work of my favorite director, Wes Anderson; not only does it have a unique and colorful style, but it is also capable of capturing humanity in its perfectly constructed worlds. He loves to create dynamics with his characters, in which adults constantly behave like children and the latter act like mature people, so I thought this approach was perfect for my concept.
What are your wishes for the future?
If there is one thing I have learned about myself from this experience, it is that I am not happy in my comfort zone and that I like challenges. So I would like to continue challenging myself and learning; I want to explore the world of fashion much more. I love to create concepts and emotions through fashion and I would like to be able to do something that can inspire other people and work on projects that make this sector more inclusive and aware. Just as I would like to work in the Mexican fashion sector, from which I come, which is a growing sector with so many talents; so I would like to put some Mexico into everything I do.