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?"
12 Dec 2013
- From the section Business