It's the ideas that pop into your brain before it can be edited by outside forces like friends, family, and society. It's your humanity - basic and true, inspired by what the elements around you or in your day dreams. Being a fashion designer is an amazing life path with plenty of energy. People cannot help but want this energy and may try to influence or mimic a designer. You must not let your trained and talented voice to be muted by a good-intended associate. An old friend and very successful designer and business owner once told me that he never looked at the competition, so that his vision was clear and truly his own. This is the purest form of design.