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Hello, I'm Lisa and I'm the

Founder & CEO of LYC



We Bring Your

Vision to Life

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  was sitting in my apartment on the Upper East Side in Manhattan back in 2011, finalizing the manuscript to my book Becoming a Fashion Designer (Wiley) when I realized how many times I had heard or read about someone who was struggling to start their own apparel brand, with no background in fashion, and no idea where to begin. I then had an epiphany. Why don't I use all the incredible experience I had accumulated while working almost 20 years in the New York fashion industry to help entrepreneurs launch their own apparel brand?


It was at that moment

that Launch Your Collection was born.


I knew I needed to make the complex process of launching an apparel brand, easy, streamlined, fun, and a creative journey of a lifetime. So I pulled together a foolproof business model and the greatest superstar of a team, who would act as a personal consulting team to each of our clients, right alongside me. I also knew how important it was to educate our clients so they could fully understand the launch process - both the creative and business sides, and truly become a fashion designer under our wings.

It was at that moment that our Learn as You Launch™ philosophy came into being.

Using our Learn as You Launch™ philosophy, my in-house creative team and I 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.

Welcome to launching made easy.



Why We Do What We Do

Our founder's exemplary experience working for top fashion houses and legendary fashion designers puts her in a class by herself. Lisa's knowledge is invaluable and she is passionate about putting her expertise to work for you. This is just one of the many benefits you will receive by becoming a coveted LYC client. Take a look at some of Lisa's fashion career highlights and how they can benefit you in the showcase below.

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Design Meetings with Ralph

Okay, so we're getting super fancy around here. But it's all very true. Lisa held the prestigious title of Fabric Archives Manager at Ralph Lauren Corporation headquartered on Madison Avenue in New York, in a position created by Mr. Ralph Lauren and was the first of its kind in the company's history.


Lisa was also honored to be one of the few employees who was able to directly participate in design meetings with Ralph himself representing the woven shirts division.

Lisa also took on a design role and had the privilege of presenting design concepts to the head of womenswear design (and former girlfriend of actor Robert Redford). Fun Fact: Lisa shared an elevator ride with Ralph once while leaving the office and enjoyed a nice conversation and a memory to last a lifetime!

HOW THIS BENEFITS YOU: As an LYC emerging fashion brand client, you will be taught a similar design process to the one that Lisa learned while working at Ralph Lauren. As a public figure, we will implement this process for you.



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