Every step of the way
START YOUR LAUNCH JOURNEY WITH US
AS YOUR TRUSTED LAUNCH PARTNER
We are a one-stop apparel launch consultancy
for emerging, established, and bespoke apparel
brands and the only one in existence that offers every
major service needed to get launched in one place.
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.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER & CEO
from our company headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
DO YOU HAVE A VISION FOR AN APPAREL BRAND, BUT DON'T HAVE A FASHION DESIGN BACKGROUND,
AND ARE LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE FROM EXPERTS WHO CAN WALK YOU STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE PROCESS AND BRING YOUR DREAM TO LIFE?
LAUNCHING AN APPAREL BRAND IS DIFFICULT
AND YOU DON'T WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN.
WORK WITH US TO EDUCATE AND GUIDE YOU STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE APPAREL LAUNCH PROCESS.
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 headquarters of Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, J. Mendel, Banana Republic, and J. Crew.
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 you launch your womenswear, menswear, teen, childrenswear, layette, mommy and me, or daddy and me apparel brand in any product category and you do not need to have any background in fashion design as we bring our expertise to you. All we ask for is a vision for your apparel brand and we'll work together to bring your dream to life.
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 Launch Team: Think of us as your very own personal team of expert apparel launch consultants dedicated to your apparel launch.
From our project management tool that allows you to check the status and timeline of your project 24/7 and where all team tasks are assigned, to the remote white board tool we will use to create your design concepts, to video conference fit sessions that you can participate in from anywhere in the world, our state-of-the-art technologies allow you to launch your apparel brand from the comfort of your home or office, with no travel needed, unless desired.
We've thought of everything so you can relax, have fun, learn, and enjoy the most exciting creative and educational journey of a lifetime!
Welcome to launching made easy.
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WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE AN LYC CLIENT
KAYLEE SCHATZ-BERG | FOUNDER, ASHER MARIE
Wake Forest, North Carolina
"Lisa has been instrumental in guiding me through the launch of my women's lifestyle contemporary clothing collection. Her in-depth knowledge of the fashion industry and her high level of competency in every aspect of launching an apparel brand is demonstrated daily. Not only is Lisa a fashion industry expert, but she is also a very kind and gracious individual, who offers both professionally relevant advise and personally appropriate wisdom. I would highly recommend having Lisa in your corner if you ever consider entering the dynamic world of fashion!"
OUR FACEBOOK GROUP
If you would like to be a part of a community of like-minded aspiring fashion designers who are launching their own apparel brand, we encourage you to join our Launch Your Collection Community Facebook Group. Moderated by our founder, you will get insider tips, expert advice, and the opportunity to ask questions directly to our founder, as well as interact with other fashion entrepreneurs, just like you. Join now!
BUY OUR FOUNDER'S BOOK
Written by the Launch Your Collection
founder, Becoming a Fashion Designer
(Wiley) is the go-to, definitive book
for any aspiring fashion designer and for
anyone who wants to launch and grow
their very own apparel brand.
The author interviewed top designers and industry insiders for the book, including Manolo Blahnik, Reem Acra, Daymond John from "The Shark Tank" (ABC), Anna Sui, Dennis Basso, Ralph Rucci, Peter Som, celebrity stylist and t.v. personality Robert Verdi, Pamella Roland, Kay Unger, and many more, who impart insider advice, invaluable insight, and launch lessons learned.
The foreword for Becoming a Fashion Designer is written by fashion designer Nanette Lepore; front cover, chapter introduction pages, and various illustrations throughout the book are provided by internationally renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou and various photographs found inside the book are provided by fashion photographer Nigel Barker.
Nigel Barker provided various photographs for the book on behalf of fashion designer extraordinaire Pamella Roland.
AND T.V. PERSONALITY
World renowned fashion illustrator Izak Zenou illustrated the cover of Becoming a Fashion Designer, and provided gorgeous illustrations for each opening chapter, as well as throughout the book.