5 Challenges You’ll Face When Starting A Fashion Company

Working in the fashion industry is a brilliant way to combine creative and business skills and there’s a lot of money to be made if you get it right. However, it’s also an incredibly difficult industry to make it in because there’s a lot of competition and trends change so quickly that it’s often hard to keep up. The key to creating a successful fashion company is overcoming these challenges.

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Original Ideas

There’s a lot of well-established fashion companies out there already which means that you’ve got to come up with something original if you’re going to stand out. A lot of people make the mistake of designing lines that they think look great and even if they’re right, that doesn’t mean they’ll sell. Customers aren’t going to buy pieces from you if they can get exactly the same thing from a company that they already know and trust. You need to offer something that nobody else can if you’re going to make sales.

Funding

Everybody knows that you need funding to start your own business but people often underestimate how much they’ll need to start a fashion company. When you start planning, you’ll probably set out a financial plan to design and produce your first few lines, but if you don’t have any extra money, you’re not prepared for every eventuality. In the event that your products are very popular, you might find that you’ve got far more orders coming in than you originally planned for. If you can’t fulfil those orders, those customers will be let down and won’t be likely to come back. You’ll need to get fast funds to cover all the manufacturing costs on those extra orders. You can avoid that problem by overpreparing when it comes to funding.

Changing Trends

The fashion world is a fickle one and trends change from season to season. Companies that can’t keep up won’t make sales because your lines will be out of date and nobody will be interested. If you’re going to make it in the fashion world, you have to be working one step ahead. Always keep on top of the latest trends and make sure that you’re watching the most influential figures in the fashion world because they dictate what is going to be on trend next.

Brand Loyalty

Branding is important in all business but nowhere near as important as it is in fashion. The majority of customers buy a piece of clothing based on the brand before they even look at the style of the piece itself. The same piece of clothing can vary wildly in price just because of the brand that is on it. That’s why building a strong brand that customer trust and recognize is the best way to be a success.

Sustainability

Sustainability is a big issue in fashion, especially as a lot of companies have used questionable methods to manufacture their products. Customers are increasingly looking into the sustainability of the clothes they buy and making their decisions based on that. You should make sure that you’re always manufacturing things responsibly and giving details of your process on your website.

If you can overcome these challenges, you should be well on the way to creating your own successful fashion business.

Dressing against the norm — what does it say about you?

On my own personal opinion, getting up in the very way different way that the we used to be is perfectly fine as long as you’re happy and confident on what you’re trying to pull off. I think, that’s awesome!  and the main meaning of fashion is where you can enjoy and make your own fashion statements by getting up yourself to a quirky way.

From eccentric socks to dressing against our gendered expectations, many people push the limits of social norms when it comes to fashion. Research has shown that non-conformists can be viewed as being of a higher status and more competent than those who follow the rules of fashion. We take a look at what different clothing says about the wearer…

Against gendered expectations

The line is becoming increasingly blurred between male and female clothing. Many people are speaking up, opposing the ideas that men and women should be dressed according to their sex. But, are you presenting yourself in a different way when you dress against the gendered expectations?

Although fashionistas are saying that they don’t agree with gender rules, some research suggests that we’re still stuck in our old ways. Psychologists in New Jersey found that attitudes towards gender stereotypes hadn’t changed much between 1983 and 2014.

There is an argument that shows that it’s favourable for women to cross the gender barrier but perhaps not men. Back in 1990, it was found that — despite the sex of the applicant – if the clothing that they wore was more masculine, they were more likely to be hired. When men dressed in pink however (a colour commonly associated with females), they were seen as less intelligent than women who were wearing the same colour.

Eccentric wear

Another way of going against the grain when it comes to style it through eccentric clothing. When we think of outrageous outfits we may think of people with brightly coloured hair, patterned clothing and over the top jewellery. But, there are other ways to express freedom through dress.

For example, people who wear unconventional socks are viewed as being rebellious and expressive. One of these people is Justin Trudeau, the current Prime Minister of Canada, who shows off his fun side by wearing funky socks with a traditional suit. You can make your own subtle ‘eccentric’ changes through patterned socks by CT shirts, online retailers of men’s formal shirts and accessories. Or make yourself stand out from the crowd through bright scarves and other extras.

By dressing against the norms, studies have shown that you build a brand of being ‘gutsy’. And in fact, people have the potential to see you as more brilliant, creative and successful. One study, published in 2014, found that those who go against conformity can be viewed as of a higher status than those who don’t. They were also considered to be more competent — potentially influencing the impression that they give off in the workplace.

Not only does it affect people’s perceptions of you but it can also affect the way you think, feel and act — this is through ‘embodied cognition’. Since eccentric dress gives you greater potential to express your individuality, it’s possible that it can make you feel more confident and comfortable in different situations. This could then go on to improve your performance at work or in challenges where you want to push yourself.

Against the dress code

In some situations, for a job interview perhaps, it can be argued that dressing in accordance with expectations is the best thing to do.

Under some circumstances, we think that people with extraordinary appearances are more successful.

Men who wear smart, fitted suits as they are often expected to wear in a formal situation, were perceived as being more confident, successful and thought to be earning a higher wage. This was compared to men who weren’t dressed as smartly — in a loosely fitted suit.

In one study that looked at the effects of clothing, it was found that senior managers were rated less favourably if they were dressed more ‘provocative’. This was a skirt slightly above the knee and one button on the blouse undone. It’s clear to see that it is important to consider our dress style carefully as people can make many assumptions without any evidence.

In some environments, wearing your set uniform can improve your productivity. Research found that in a lab, those who were wearing lab coats felt smarter and went on to perform better!

As we can see, dressing against societies expectations can have many effects on the opinion of others and your own performance. Although it’s important to express yourself through dress, you don’t want to hinder your work or your impression on others in formal situations. Wear a pair of crazy socks underneath your day-to-day outfit instead…  

 

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Versace sneak Peek For 2018’s Spring Collection

General in fashion, one of the most looked up brands was this Versace and we even heard the brand in the lead song of Bruno mars which makes the brand more popular these days. Hence, let me give you a peek on what the brand is cooking for us this coming spring/summer season.

Actually, I am not that fond with the brand and neither I don’t have any of their clothes yet as the prices of each their finds were indeed a hefty price that of course I wont consider as for my status in the moment. But if I have some spare greens to spend why not though to have at least a tee, right? anyway, this recently, the brand had released a photo which you can have the idea already on what the styling that the brand, Versace, would be pulling off this summer though most of the brands nowadays haven’t uses any pastel colored finds for a meantime but I think it’s a time to get back to the retro summer vibes as the leading fashion brands is now promoting it in the industry.

At the moment, I haven’t got the details yet on when the full collection will be released and available to the market. But soon enough as the brand itself releases an statement I will then update you all here, again. Hence, you should keep on checking me here.

Jason Dill x Supreme Fall/Winter 2017

Beside of Jason Dill getting some photos done for the supreme. This was also an peek on what we should see for the brand’s next seasons collection. Hence, for all the peeps out there who are pretty fond in the brand particularly I know you might gonna look forward on these photos as well the pieces itself.

When it comes to street wear brands. I know most of yo will agree that Supreme is the one leading among the other same. Because a lot of celebrities and even fashion icons like this dude here are often sees wearing the brand and I must say that the pieces from the brand are truly dope and in somewhat quirky as we speak in men;s fashion. Hence, no doubt why a lot of men, me included, are getting crazed with the brand as they releases another new things to be considered.

For more details about this lookbook here. You may now check the supreme main website yourself for you to know the full deets and the availability of each of the featured finds here.

UNDEFEATED × adidas UltraBOOST

Source: Hypebeast.com

I know most of you folks are petty much excited to see the final look of the collaborative shoes of the two giants which the UNDEFEATED and Adidas for their UltraBOOST. Because this news been around the web for quite awhile now and people are getting crazed already on what’s the shoes may be looks like as it was been a teamed up work by the 2 brands hence I am giving y’all some peek in here for you to see on how the shoes looks like literally.

This was the exact look that you may have soon, as the brands releases the piece in the market in anytime now, so I really suggest you to have your shoe reservation as easily as now. Because a lot of swag dudes out there are pretty fond and pleased already to have it in them.

As for the further details about the shoes availability and pricing range. Well, sadly at the moment, I haven’t get you any of the deets yet as the both brands haven’t releases theirs. But soon I’ve got the update info I”ll then update you here immediately.

BAPE Celebrates 7th Chinese Anniversary With Limited Edition Collection

Bape is one of the brand that mostly you guys whose in loved with street wear fashion are most look forward to have, right? Because mostly of their finds are meant being outdoor and too comfy to wear which is one best factor as you loves to be in street most of the time. Hence, seeing the brand making tributes for the Chinese by celebrating its 7th Chinese Anniversary that comes with some limited edition finds to have, is really a must look forward to.

Actually, these pieces they’ve made are too basic and the designs aren’t that much to expect, own my opinion, but as you trying to style them on your regular blue jeans or pants. I think these tops were best in pair with all as they are too basic and doesn’t require any specific color combination just to create an dope statement. Hence, if you are looking for the best and yet comfy type of clothing you guys. I really suggest this brand here as they offer a bunch of these already.

Stüssy Teamed up With Cactus Plant Flea Market, Union & More for Some New Tees

Source: Hypebeast.com

Your favourite street wear brand called Stussy is now again in teamed up with various of brands that we used to like as well and one of those was this Union, which is new heard for me though, and the local’s favourite called Cactus Plant Flea Market, where all awesome finds could be found. Actually, I was too statics when learned about this because all of the collaborative items of stussy are truly quirky and dope to have though the brand itself, stussy, is really a good finds already but I think getting their name teamed up was a awesome idea after all.

All these tees are perfectly for summer by next year probably. But if you are fond enough like myself I really can pull them off this fall and even this winter season. Just know on how to match and mix your available fashion finds and you’ll be fine.

Availability?

Well, As of now I only knew that these finds were be gone available at Los Angeles Stussy main branch, based to hypebeast.com, other than that, I haven’t know any. Hence you’ll have to keep checking this blog for the update as am too keen to update y’all guys in here.

Best Of Zaful.com

When it comes to men’s finds, It’s given that quite sometimes folks that we really have the hard time in picking on what we should wear off and most of the time too, we’re too tired in finding the best store to shop as mostly of the brands aren’t that fond in the men’s finds like what they really do for the women fashion finds. Hence, I just made this post up for you to know guys in which store you should get your items on.

The shop am about to recommend is the one where I used to shop to, and they were based online, meaning everyone could get the items from them then ship it out your way wherever you are. So, it’s practical for us all to shop here than to the nearby mortar stores nears you that has only the lame designs of clothing. The shop called themselves as Zaful.com where all the lovely finds for men and women were houses and even selling for there reasonable prices.

Go check them out today and see what items gets your interests with, Also, I am including my wishlist item before for this winter season.

Panel Design Drop Shoulder Pocket Denim Jacket – Blue Gray

High Top Low Heel Casual Shoes

Stretch Patched Faded Jeans

So, here you go guys. here are the items I’d wanna get before the holiday season comes and you can also check the hop yourself and pick what does your own statement like most as he shop offers a lot of selections to choose from with..

 

All Fine Finds At Zaful.com

If you are in lookout for the new store to shop for this upcoming holiday season. Why not to try this new shop I’ve recently found out called Zaful.com where all the reasonable fine finds for both women and men were listed over and other thing was, their each items were really cheap and at the same time quality doesn’t compromised at all. You can check it yourself by visiting the link given to this post.

I actually pretty stunned with their pieces, especially the men’s section. Because these pieces were ones the trendies in today’s fashion and they are kinda similar to the branded one or unlikely they are too. Hence, let me share with you below my best picks for this winter for you to consider too as we share a same fashion sense or statement we’d wanting to pull off this winter season.

Turndown Collar Single Breasted Longline Woolen Coat

If you wanted to be looking more dandy and a fine gentleman. I think this wooden coat suits you best, just pair it with your nice black trouser and great sweatshirt that can compliment to the whole outfit you’d trying to pull off and everything goes to place, definitely.

Patch Deisgn Stand Neck Denim Jacket

And if you want the next door boy vibes, you can still sport to this Patch Design Stand Neck Denim Jacket. The piece is too simply and yet if can brings dopeness to every guys who’s wanted to wear it. For more designs and colors you can check the shop yourself to select yours!

Graphic Ripped Denim Jacket

For the basic and pretty safe jacket to sport. I really recommend you to have this Graphic Ripped Denim Jacket in black. Because they are basically perfect in any kind of outfit especially to those casual kind of get up.

You can get yours at Zaful.com and there’re bunch of selections there too that you can really enjoy!

Buy Your Holiday Presents At Twinkledeals.com

Everyone’s are in lookout to the holiday season, as this was the most festive event of the year hence a lot of you folks are pretty much excited in preparing your stuff before this date will come, especially if there’s someone you’d wanna give out your presents in. Speaking of present, a lot of you might also thought what are the best gift ideas to give in, right? but if you were asking me though, I’ll definitely recommend you something that are wearable and can be lasted and you can find these pieces at Twinkledeals.com where all the trendiest and fashionable pieces were houses and even selling for the best cheap prices you wouldn’t imagined at all. Imagined you can have a top for lest than a 5 dollars in this shop which might most of you found it unlikely. But it’s true. You can actually check it yourself by visiting the link given to this post.

Hence, yo have an idea on which one to pick. I’ll then listed out the items I’d wanna get this coming holiday season.

Men Winter Martin Cotton Boots

Fashion Martin Shoes Low Heel Shoes Tooling shoes

Fashionable Leather Martin Boots for Men

These are the selections of boots I wanna get this holiday season. Because they were too perfect for the winter and they are too reasonable to not consider. You can check them out yourself too as you keen yourself to be most fashionable while having the cold breeze air this winter months.