Led by New York fashion industry veteran and author, Lisa Springsteel Dupre, and with headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, Launch Your Collection helps fashion entrepreneurs to develop, launch, and grow their apparel brands through our purposefully crafted launch packages that follow our signature 5-step launch process.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
Welcome to the LYC Experience
When I worked at Ralph Lauren Corporation, I had the honor of being one of the few employees who was able to sit in design meetings with Ralph himself and learn directly from one of the most iconic fashion designers of all time.
I was also personally hired by Sean Combs to be the Fabric Director for his Sean John Fall 2008 New York Fashion Week show, while also being filmed alongside Sean for the MTV documentary, "If I Were King." See the trailer here.
When I worked in New York as the Fabric and Trim Manager at J. Mendel, I had the opportunity to hand-select the sapphire blue silk chiffon fabric for Teri Hatcher's custom made gown for the 2005 Emmy Awards, for her nomination for her role as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for Desperate Housewives. See image here.
Oscar de la Renta once asked me to create original illustrated designs for one of his New York Fashion Weeks shows, a truly memorable moment. Illustrations coming soon.
Hi, I'm Lisa Springsteel Dupré, and I am the Founder and CEO of Launch Your Collection and the author of the book, Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley). I am a 19-year New York fashion industry veteran and have worked at the corporate New York City headquarters of Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, J. Mendel, Banana Republic, and J. Crew.
My in-house team and I are so passionate about sharing our fashion industry expertise and knowledge with each of our clients while embarking on this most creative launch journey.
LEARN AS YOU LAUNCH™ PHILOSOPHY
Using our Learn as You Launch™ philosophy, our founder and in-house team will guide, educate, and mentor you step-by-step through the launch process, so you can save time and avoid costly mistakes, and always have an expert and knowledgeable team by your side, every step of the way.
We can help cultivate your vision from inception to end product for your womenswear, menswear, teen, childrenswear, layette, mommy and me, or daddy and me apparel brand in any product category. There is no need to have any background in fashion design, as we bring our expertise to you.
WHY HIRE US
Save Time and Money: You'll never have to worry about wasting precious time and money dealing with untrustworthy vendors who try to take advantage of you (which is all too common).
One-Stop Launch Platform: You'll never have to stress out managing your launch on your own and trying to juggle and keep track of all of your different contacts and resources who are spread out everywhere. Our founder manages the entire process for you, under one roof.
Industry Insider Resources: When you become a coveted #LYCclient, you gain access to the same insider resources that the top designers in the fashion industry use, from factories and fabric and trim vendors, to editors of top fashion and lifestyle magazines and fashion blogs.
Made in the USA: Since we only partner with trusted U.S. based apparel manufacturers, you can proudly own a "Made in the USA" label.
Personal Consulting Team: Think of us as your very own personal team of expert apparel launch consultants dedicated to your apparel launch. Pretty fancy if we do say so ourselves, and quite frankly, you deserve it.