For years, I’ve been working with small Labels and total newcomers to polish their ideas, then translate them into a language apparel manufacturers will understand (a.k.a. Tech Packs).
And for years I’ve seen most of them flop.
Don’t get me wrong, trial and error is part of the process of bringing a new idea to life.
So it’s not that I’m a bad designer, or that my clients didn’t want to get their ideas off the ground bad enough. We were all just too eager to get things done.
Translation: we were impatient.
Yes, Fashion can be very fast-paced, but that doesn’t mean there aren't steps to follow and a diverse ecosystem of many professionals working to create, mass produce and advertise every new collection.
Until now, I only offered Tech Packs. That's what people Google after they contact a manufacturer, that's where my freelancer income was.
But, as I build my own label, I have the skin in the game to confidently tell you:
There's a whole lot more than just Tech Packs standing between you and your clothing line.
And now I'm also confident enough to offer my services in a whole new package…
Ongoing support from your friendly Fashion geek
You’ll learn from someone who’s not an overnight success.
Do you know anyone who's been waiting to have things figured out, doing one course after another to figure out what things she's gotta figure out?
Yep, that was me.
Think I have it ALL figured out now? Nope.
I'm starting my own brand because I couldn't stop my brain from going
“F*ck it, I just gotta do it already!
If I die tomorrow I'll be that person who had the best Fashion education money can buy and never did anything with it.”
I'm here to help with Tech Packs and liaising with manufacturers, of course, as well as to offer you the support I wish I had while creating, producing and launching my first collection.
I'll be by your side on this new industry you're about to enter because -- spoiler alert -- your dream might take well over 6 to 8 weeks - the time frame manufacturers and short courses love to advertise - to take off.
What you Won't Have to do:
Go through a boring curriculum on “How to start a Fashion Business” that won’t teach you real life stuff - like how to handle cheeky manufacturers;
Learn an encyclopaedia's worth of technical stuff you’ll probably never use;
Have it all figured out. Or waste time aimlessly googling for answers;
Consider buying a ton of courses from my friends/ affiliates;
Ditch your crazy idea to make Fashion that makes a difference in the world: we're gonna figure out a way!
What you will do, one step at a time & with my guidance:
Become an expert in the things you’re already obsessed with;
Learn just the right amount on a variety of topics, and become a well-versed generalist in your Fashion niche.
Think less Tech Pack PhD, and more Steve Jobs: you don't have to do the technical work, but you will develop a good enough knowledge to let the manufacturer know you have higher standards (specially the cheeky ones I mentioned before, who's trying to confuse you with technical nitty-gritty because they screwed up a simple t-shirt);
Find ways to integrate your big-picture message into your pieces.
(Can you tell already I’m not a fan of copycats and disposable Fashion that ends up in landfill after 3 wears? Sustainability cannot be overlooked in our industry anymore.)
“I'm just starting out” subscription plan
You're ready to start, you know you want it…you just haven't figured out the details.
And you don't wanna spend a fortune while you figure them out.
I'll dedicate 1h30/week for you;
I'll either work independently on your designs and Tech Packs - while you take care of your life, day job, kids etc;
Or we'll have mini-sessions for you to ask away all your questions.
The price: €150/month
Minimum 3 months = average time for polishing your designs, doing Tech Packs, start talking with manufacturers, order sampling, then receive the first prototype.
Pay in full = €400 (€50 off)
“Is it worth it?” subscription plan
This is a special offer for Mature students & New/ newish graduates.
A.k.a. the people trying to figure out if they should do the same course as So-and-so who’s working at Such-and-such famous brand in Paris.
I'll dedicate 1h/week for you;
We'll have a few mini-sessions for you to ask away all your questions.
And if I can’t answer straight away, I’ll ask my friends in different courses or who’s worked in Fashion brands you like;
Most of the time will be dedicated for portfolio review - so you have to bring your own work and we’ll discuss it.
The price: €50/month
Minimum 3 months, with the possibility to take a gap month in-between.
“I'm in it to win it” subscription plan
That’s it: this is your business, and you ain’t got no time to waste.
But it’s still not the time to hire a designer full-time, as a regular employee.
Maybe you don’t even have a studio space yet, and you wanna borrow mine - even if remotely.
I'll dedicate 4h/week for you;
You can send me a briefing, and I’ll do moodboards + polish your designs;
I'll mostly work independently on your Tech Packs and with the manufacturers;
We can use the mini-sessions as casual meetings, to plan ahead launching schedules, next collections, soul searching…you name it.
The price: €600/month
Minimum 5 months = just enough time to design, sample, test and approve a collection for production.
Pay in full = €2,750 (€250 off)