We all heard this old saying before, as is true in this business of fashion. This concept truly applies to all those "Big Dreamers" out there, and wanting to become an overnight success. You have to first pay some dues people, if that means volunteering, co-ops,or interning, do what it has to take to get this part of the business under your belts. Believe you me, you're going to put to the test by some of the best designing minds out there, so prepare yourself.
I came in the business unaware of how fierce the competition is...naive to say none the least. But oh how quickly that changed. Experience is the best teacher, after having to witness the inner workings of different labels and the team effort it took to bring it all together...I could never put a price on this, the knowledge obtained is immeasurable!