“Iced out or maxed out?” these are only a few of the questions asked by clothing designers to the client. “What suites me best, is pink the new black?” The creators of these clothes, also called clothing designers, make a killing out of ‘desperate’ for acknowledgement of self and/or desire for an ‘up’ status. Are they rely on sugar-coated advertising, or are they really starting trends that come with the times? Whoever said time brings the trend? No it is people, creators! These designers do not easily run out of ideas, they only quietly fade with their trends until new clothing designers who start the cycle all over again replace them. Most of them, some believe, would use new and innovative methods in this process of persuasion to sell and to exceed the expectations of their role models/idols. When do they become the protege (do they ever)? Who decides on this; retail marketing, previous clothing designers, or the people? Are there any people’s choice awards available for them? Indeed it is we who choose what we wear, whether our motive behind that choice is supported by influence on our characters or the one time we discover ourselves. Clothing Designers Are Clothing You with Inspiration In my opinion, clothing designers play an integral part in our society. Not as those who decide what we wear, but encourage how to help us realize what suits us as individuals. They are the people who discover, create and even recreate what has been seen as an old trend, old school (vintage). They work with themes using ideas from history, environmental topics, current affairs or something seemingly simple like color. Not just any color but which color is in season now. For example; green is the new black, as far as is known its Oprah’s favorite color. It represents life and brings with it new things. Clothing designers bring new things into society, and by this I do not only mean clothing, they set the pace for various sub-cultures. They raise the bar for the upcoming new clothing designers. They make a name for themselves and an honest living utilising the power of their mind and hands. This should be an example to aspiring creators and inventors to just do it. To believe in their ideas and talents even in the face of fear. How many people laughed at Walt Disney and Henry Ford or the Wright brothers when they came up with some ludicrous ideas. Yes! There are some bizarre designs that do not belong in store windows or on obliging mannequins, but it’s there because someone believes they should be … or who decides? Is it all in the name of money, fame or simply to satisfy a hunger for something new?