Interviews and networking are always tough in anything related to the fashion industry because you have to tread that fine line between the professionalism that’s expected of you and the individuality that you want to convey. I’m not usually a suit kind of guy (I actually don’t own an honest to goodness suit right now!), but I needed something a bit on the more tailored side. The most important thing is to show that you understand what a potential employer or client is really looking for.
If they’re into the tailored thing, go for the tailored thing. If they’re very much about detailed work, then pick clothes with lots of subtle craftsmanship. I opted out of wearing a tie partly because I couldn’t find where mine are (unpacking is taking longer than expected) and partly because I didn’t want to look too much like I’m wearing a suit. One of these days, I’m going to get my tailoring game down and have a proper grown up wardrobe. Can’t be in boots and jeans all the time, you know.