Love and Marriage, you can’t have one without the other. And producing a collection is much like a marriage.
In the collection’s inception you are filled with excitement and deep lust and love. Your collection is perfect and you just know that you’ll love your collection forever. IE. The Honeymoon Period.
Well, then the realization that your collection is not perfect! But rather super challenging and consistently testing your patience and your wallet! Your patterns wont line up and material cost are quickly adding up. You’ve had to make slight changes to the original designs. This is also the time in the marriage that you realize communication is really key. Communication with your sample makers is vital. Sometimes it can feel like you are speaking different languages, and in Quore’s case we did! While I speak understand Spanish, our sample makers and I had several misunderstandings about our sewing expectations.
Lastly, and hopefully we are entering this stage, Compromise Compromise is really what makes marriages last. You can not have a long lasting marriage without compromise. As we’ve learned, we must compromise with our collection on what is financially and logistically possible.
Regardless, there has been lots of progression and heavy inspiration
Wendy and I have accomplished so much within the last week. We have several garment construction completed so Wendy can now focus on her fiber embellishments, which will be a surprise even to me! So excited.
As we inch closer to our photo shoot we are becoming avidly consumed with inspirational videos, and editorials.
Here are some examples of filters and ‘feelings’ are are aiming for.
I’ve also finalized our logos and icon!
Similar to many luxury brands, we’ve decided to have a few interchangeable logos as well as a stand alone icon that can immediately identify the brand.
Be sure to check out our newest website tab, Spring 2014 where we have posted our collection’s artistic statement.