Inspirare provides designers with a supportive and socially involved platform where they can launch their careers.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Inspirare.com announced a fashion design competition, giving up-and-coming designers a chance to have their garments manufactured, promoted and sold for free. The social networking fashion site is offering a total of 30 various prizes for 30 entrants in the competition, which currently runs until May 31, 2012, but that date may be extended.
The winner will have 200 garments manufactured, and that style will be the first design listed on the Inspirare shop. They will also receive a trip to San Francisco or $1,600 to spend at Net-A-Porter. Twenty-nine runners-up will receive iPads or gift vouchers to Net-A-Porter.com. There is no fee for entry into the competition.
The event is being used to promote the launch of Inspirare.com – a fashion site with a social media twist. Through a system of votes and forums, customers decide the trends that flourish on the site. The best designs move to the top. Those trends are then manufactured and sold to the general public at no cost to the designer.
Sean Peng, CEO and Founder of Inspirare.com, says, "because the fashion industry is traditionally controlled by the big fashion powerhouses, the road to success for designers is usually a long and hard one. Inspirare.com provides designers with a supportive and socially involved platform where they can launch their careers."
Because it's a social site dedicated to fashion, emerging designers have a new way to connect directly with the customer, and the customer has an easy way to give feedback to designers. That platform allows designers to test products in their market, and it paves the way for smaller labels in the fashion scene.
The company boasts some impressive benefits for evolving designers. It funds 100 percent of selected projects, provides worldwide exposure and takes on all of the financial risk. Designers can focus solely on design, because production and logistics are on the company. In addition, designers receive royalties of up to 20 percent for every garment sold.
In order to submit a project for consideration, designers must first apply and be accepted into the program. They can then submit up to three women's wear design entries into the competition.
For more information about this new social fashion site and the fashion design competition, visit Inspirare.com.
Inspirare is part of the San Francisco fashion scene and is dedicated to supporting the next wave of emerging fashion designers by offering them 100 percent production funding. All garments are manufactured in the U.S.
The new website offers an open dialogue between customers and designers, connecting them through an online community. It provides designers with the opportunity to gain exposure and form a solid foundation from which to launch their label. Consumers benefit by making decisions about upcoming trends and clothing that is manufactured.
Kate Blank, Fashion Director