Designers Group: “Preparing to Sell” , Aug, 3rd

From: Shirley W.
Sent on: Thursday, July 15, 2010 1:13 PM
Evan, the organizer of Fashion 2010, planned the Designers Group on Tuesday, Aug. 3rd. to continue our theme of ?selling?. I am making the SAME meetup, Aug. 3rd. for this group as well. Please, please remember that the Designers Group meetup is ONLY for DESIGNERS, because we do not have the space for all kinds of members, especially for both meetup groups to be involved. Thank you for respecting that. Also, please only RSVP to ONE group, if you are members of both.

I thought it would spark some great discussion and learning for designers to have more specific details and decisions they must make ahead of selling in order to be properly prepared.

Designers Susan Hurst and Lucy Chen, two meetup members and prot?g?s from my Boston Design Lab, are just at the beginning of planning a business that will include selling their clothing designs. They will talk about the discussions we?ve had about the pros and cons of the present fashion market; the many design considerations for their target consumers (that they are collaborating on); fabric sourcing problems; the possibilities in production of ?one-offs? versus mass production; and the all important costing versus market prices.

Lets welcome new members:
MEGHANA KARANDE, Shoe design, using knowledge of foot biomechanics
PAULO PACHECO, Fashion Photography
SAMIKA THAPA JHA, Fashion designer and do fashion sketching
MAHMOD, Fashion design, cutting and patterns
MOHAMMEDHAMEED, Patterns and cutting
YURI VAYSGANT, Photographer
JEFF SMITH, Graphic design and photo assisting.
NATASHA PLATT, Aspiring fashion designer
GREG BROWN, Fashion & beauty photographer
DARIN HAGER, Sneaker/footwear design
KIMBERLY BENSON< Designer- Graphic Apparel/ Entrepreneur
VIVIAN LEE,
GAY APPLEBY ROGERS, ?Silk Road?, fine fashions. Fabrics & notion
LAURA McCARTHY, custom wedding gowns & dresses using 100% organic fabrics
MICHELLE WEISSE, Apparel design, including prints, graphics, embroideries
SHAN, Intern, Boston Mag. Wants to interview designers
WILLIAM ZHANG, Chinese apparel importer
CHRISTINE, Aspiring fashion designer & model
KATE ALVES, Stylist, worl\king on a line of clothing & accessorie in organic fabrics
RAY SPENCER, Freelance photographer
KAYLA VANALSTYNE, Hairstylist, Phillipostyle Hair Studio
LANE BM, Photographer

We look forward to a very exciting meetup.

Best wishes,smileThe Boston Fashion Meetup Group
Shirley, Assistant Organizer

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