What do people think about Inspirare?
Since we launched Inspirare in April this year, we have gotten an overwhelming response of positive feedback. Inspirare has been able to reach thousands of Fashion Designers in more than 20 countries. In the first month of our competition, we received 300 designs from over 150 designers. Wow! Inspirare’s model has evolved to always keep designers in mind and provide them with the most valuable partnership they will ever need to successfully launch their labels. We liberate designers from the expensive and time consuming process of production and advertising by taking on significant operational and financial risk. What more can a designer ask for? Right now we are busy preparing our first batch of production but this is just the beginning…..
Here’s what people have been saying about Inspirare:
“Inspirare is a fantastic platform for young designers to get exposure, and a great fashion community. It was a real pleasure to participate in the competition.”
Flore M, Instructor at Academy of Art University
I do understand Inspirare’s business model and to be honest I think it’s a great idea. The business model gives talented artists the opportunity to share their designs with people from all over the world. In today’s world, I think starting a line of fashion is one of, if not THE most challenging endeavor out there. Just too many negative factors immediately stacked against these artists ultimately preventing them from taking the next business step forward. In addition I too am a firm believer in artists/designers need to create and create only. Period. They should not be running the day to day business operations as well.
Mike T., Operation Manager, Fashion Industry
“This business model is very new, forward thinking, and creative. This model is very logical yet at the same time imaginative and innovative. This business model takes the best aspects of social media and online interaction and melds it with fashion. Fashion is discussion. To open a fashion based discussion website is very smart and original. Within this website customers are controlling what is being produced and that business model is one that I believe is revolutionary.”
Briana D., Fashion Designer
“So, it is but inspired clothing at the outset yet with non-stop design ideas, insight, experiences, et al., coming from all points of the globe and into one hub – from varying sociocultural makeup vis-a-vis external influences, which create nuances and through which imbue authenticity – that we’ll have under our disposal real time interface to our very own business intelligence framework for valuable novelty creation. I believe it’s brilliant.”
Luis P., Fashion Designer
“Inspirare’s model is to help the innovative, driven, & hungry fashion designers, give them a chance to focus more on their creativity, and turn their visions into final products, from design to production. It believe this model is a great opportunity for the young talented designers, especially today where the generation is social-media based & full of resources, where there’s a lot of talented aspiring designers just waiting for the opportunity. This gives most designers a motivation, drive, & push to pursue their goal as a successful designer.”
Vanessa A., Fashion Designer
“Creating a concrete foundation to link new talented designers with their consumers is a definite unique approach to eCommerce and the fashion industry. I feel that just as long as Inspirare’s model maintains its original focus on designers, customers, and quality, I see the potential to greatly succeed- I simply state and believe in this due to my previous work experience.”
Annabelle, Fashion Designer
Inspirare connects talented, new fashion designers directly with consumers, while also giving consumers access to fresh, unique designs. I feel that this something greatly needed in the fashion industry today, especially in San Francisco, where it can be very difficult for new designers to launch on their own.
Kamille B, Fashion Designer
“I feel that Inspirare’s model is innovative and will lead to groundbreaking change in the production of apparel, design influence, and the market. Inspirare’s model is a way to get first hand knowledge on what the consumer wants. Inspirare gives voice to your customer, allows them to be heard instead of with the historic and current model where business people make the decision of what consumers should purchase or what is available for purchase.”
Laurel T., Fashion Designer
“Inspirare’s business model is autonomy and liberation. The business does what it likes and feels good about doing what they want. Such as getting together a conglomeration of designers and talking about what they like the most out of fashion trends. It is a great way to get motivated and be inspired by what to wear myself and in my own way what looks good together or what fits together, like pieces of a puzzle.”
Diana E., Fashion Designer
Here are my thoughts about this model:
Innovative: Using social media to generate brand awareness is not a new concept, however, I feel that by allowing users to vote on the designs that are produced is a whole new level of consumer/company interaction.
Visibility of Emerging Designers: Our current industry is lacking accessibility of new ideas and new design. With Inspirare’s business model, there is currently little to none competition as it is extremely unique in creating a sustainable platform for emerging designers.
Encouraging Creativity and Inspiration to the Consumer: The consumer actually has a hand in setting the trends in this business. Currently in the Fashion Industry, fashion bloggers have risen to the top as the trend influencers. They also inspire their followers as well which is why Inspirare’s business model will acquire a large audience.
Cost Efficiency: Most obvious of all, online business do not have the additional costs of “Brick and Mortar” locations and can operate with smaller teams.
Celina C., Fashion Designer
“Yes, I have reviewed the model at inspirare.com. It is inspiring that designers would have a place to showcase their work and gain recognition. I think that often word of mouth is one of the best ways to get attention. By showcasing these aspiring designers on the same site you will be selling their clothes you are pulling designers as well as their friends and family to your site; this is great publicity and as long as the clothing are top notch it could potentially bring a lot of repeat traffic and sales. Plus, you are offering designer clothes at reasonable prices; it is every girl’s goal to be on the edge of fashion at a reasonable price. So to me it seems like a great jumping off point.”
Anna M., Fashion Designer