Jimmy Choo reveals the secret to his inspiration and ideas

KOTA KINABALU: As Datuk Jimmy Choo stepped down from the stage, flashes from cameras popped and dozens of women surrounded him.

With a constant genial smile, one of Malaysias most renowned fashion icons obligingly posed for photographs with his fans that included politicians, ambassadors, businesswomen, television producers and top executives.

Some used the opportunity to make an appointment with the London-based fashion designer renowned for his handmade womens shoes that were worn by the likes of the late Princess Diana, the Queen of Jordan and numerous Hollywood stars.

Others asked about his famous clients, apparently wanting to hear more even after the 40-minute talk Choo had just given about his life, his break into the world of fashion and his prominent customers.

In his talk to participants of the three-day 2007 International Women Executive Congress here, Choo was generous in sharing his experiences and advice with his audience on how they can progress as individuals and entrepreneurs.

As his audience listened in rapt attention, he said that whatever they ventured into, either a career or business, they have to love what they do.

When you love what you do, you will be inspired and ideas will come, he said.

Choo said in a creative industry like fashion, ideas were more crucial than the actual ability to sketch them out as these can be done by designers.

I love what I do and Im constantly on the lookout for what people are wearing, the styles, fabrics and the accessories. From there I get inspired, he said, adding that he constantly carried a camera to capture fashion designs that caught his eye.

Choo reminded his audience of the need to manage an international brand, such as registering the brand in various countries and constantly advertising.

People want to know the latest in the spring and summer designs, he added.

Going back to basics, Choo said those venturing into any business must possess certain attitudes including sincerity, respect, a willingness to learn and being prompt.

Dont put off something till tomorrow if you can finish it today. And keep a promise instead of giving excuses because people will learn not to trust you, he said.

Choo said Malaysians who succeed internationally should give something back to the country. For him, this includes promoting the nation and its cuisine overseas.

Later, responding to a question from the audience, Choo said he is looking at various ways to inspire Malaysian youths to venture into the world fashion, including being involved in a design competition.

We must pass our skills and experiences to the younger generation, he said.

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[quote=“LadyBird”]When you love what you do, you will be inspired and ideas will come, he said.

Going back to basics, Choo said those venturing into any business must possess certain attitudes including sincerity, respect, a willingness to learn and being prompt.

Dont put off something till tomorrow if you can finish it today. And keep a promise instead of giving excuses because people will learn not to trust you, he said.

Choo said Malaysians who succeed internationally should give something back to the country. For him, this includes promoting the nation and its cuisine overseas.
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d secrets bhind his success… :smiley: