Fashinspire Promises to Bring Modern Day Version of Tailoring: Luxury Fashion Now Accessible to the Masses

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On September 23, Fashinspire, an online fashion-based design studio and network focused on customization, will be launching their beta site to the public and introducing their first product; The Luxury Silk Scarf. Fashinspire is a concept created by aspiring designer, Mukti Patel. She has big plans to bring to the masses the most exciting part of the design process; choosing the fabric. The results will be to inspire creativity and create jobs for fashion industry professionals.

Design Your Own Silk Scarf on September 13

Mukti states that allowing masses to engage in the design process and giving emerging design professionals a platform to be seen is a concept that that is very close to her heart.

Next Sunday, September, 23, Fashinspire, an online fashion design studio and network, will be introducing their beta site to the public with their first product: a three-tiered scarf that users can design using the Fashinspire customization tool. Site-goers can choose fabrics for their scarf from the Fashinspire textile collection and instantly preview and share their creation.

The ultimate goal of Fashinspire is to allow fashion enthusiasts to become realistically and socially involved in the design process by making available a collection of 8000+ hard-to-find luxury fabrics. Users can choose from a collection of on-trend apparel and select any fabric to completely make the garment design their own. Customers can then connect to a design professional in their neighborhood with the help of the extensive Fashinspire network in order to help sew and complete their look.

The full site with these features will be launching in February 2013. Until then, the site will remain open to a limited number of beta team members, with select monthly product introductions. Beta team membership is free and closes on October 31.

The concept of Fashinspire was spearheaded by Mukti Patel, an aspiring fashion designer from NYC with over 7 years of fashion industry experience. Upon receiving her BA in Economics from UC Davis, she pursued a degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Her initial entrepreneurial efforts were aimed to launch her own clothing label. During this time, her extensive knowledge and strong ambitions quickly got the attention of NYC Garment Industry professionals and suppliers.

In April 2012, while facing the common startup challenges that many talented design professionals share, Mukti decided to gather her fashion industry network and establish Fashinspire. A fabric supplier in particular, Shariful Ahsan, caught her attention. Ahsan began working in NYCs fashion district over 9 years ago and joined the fabric industry with little to no experience in textiles and eventually worked his way up to become a well-known manager of the Silkhouse, a popular fabric store in the garment center. Today he has used his creative skills to design and develop one of the bestselling fabrics within NYC's design community and has built a solid clientele of established designers and prominent celebrities.

Mukti states that allowing masses to engage in the design process and giving emerging design professionals a platform to be seen is a concept that that is very close to her heart as her dreams are to inspire creativity and increase democracy within the fashion industry.

On September 23 at 7pm EST, Fashinspire will celebrate their beta site launch with an online party, with contests and prizes throughout the night.

Fashinspire is the first high-fashion luxury fabric store and online fashion community based in NYC, providing never before seen fabric images and resources that are virtually unattainable outside the garment center.

Fashinspire is now open for private viewing to a select audience including editors and press.

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