Fear of failure is something we can all relate to. It cripples countless creatives and stonewalls the best of us. If you think that those who’ve found success and acclaim aren’t concerned about what their contemporaries, their friends and their families will think, for the most part at least you’d be sadly mistaken.
What separates those that do from those that don’t is simply that: doers do. They give it their all, in the face of insecurity, trepidation and doubt. Take Kacey Devlin; her highly conceptual, eponymous fashion label is like no other and that’s a big part of why she’s been so well received. But imagine the self-doubt that goes hand in hand with traversing a path few others have: is there a reason for that? Have others tried and failed? Will I fail? “There was that fear of failure,” she admits. “It get’s to you.”
But in the face of insecurity she persevered – to the benefit of us all…
Read the full story in Habitus issue #35, available now.
Words by Holly Cunneen
Photography by Dave Wheeler