Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
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Fashion designer: 'Early failure was best lesson of my life'

Colourful Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has been telling the BBC how an early experience of failure and a bailout by her grandmother "was the best lesson" of her life.

"Thank God I had that lesson at that time - it helped me not do silly things in the rest of my life," she explained.

She admits that her biggest success came after being pushed into children's clothing. "[It] was like saying, 'You don't know how to do woman's clothes!' I was not happy at all."

And her advice to budding students is to have self-belief: "If you don't believe in yourself, who is going to?"

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