How to Launch Your Line
Are you ready to launch YOUR line?
Learn what it takes to get your line launched and running
The Fashion Secret: Essential Steps to Launching Your Line
10 Things you need to know before launching your line
1. costing: are your wholesale and retail prices are accurate?
2. line sheets: do they include all the information needed for store buyers?
3. sales reps vs. online sales, what is best for your product
4. pre-production: is all the proper paper work in order for the factory?
5. post-production: shipping, invoicing and the next season
6. how much funding do you need
7. where will fabrics be purchased and how much?
8. what fashion shows should be considered?
9. how to get press
10. how to do trend research
contact Lisa 206.941.3129
About Lisa Vian Hunter
Lisa has navigated the world of retail for 30 years, most recently running her retail store and manufacturing business. Lisa attended FIDM in San Francisco and promptly jumped into the world of fashion design, launching her line in 2006.
Lisa appeared on season one of NBC’s Fashion Star and sold her Trudy dress to Macy’s which promptly sold out in 2 hours.
From product development to costing to textile purchasing to runway fashion shows, Lisa will take you through the process step by step. Learn from someone who has been in the trenches. Lisa believes every designer in the start-up mode should have a mentor or guide to help navigate the highly competitive world of fashion.
Contact Lisa@vianhunter.com or 206.941.3129 to start your program
“It was a pleasure to be mentored from such a veteran designer such as Lisa. She has experienced great success in the fashion industry and it's awesome that she is willing to impart her knowledge and wisdom to emerging designers and entrepreneurs. It's a bonus that she's down to earth and totally cool. Thank you Lisa!” Stephen C.
“Lisa is a well rounded business owner, designer and mentor with years of industry experience. I had the opportunity of meeting her on a show we did together. Soon after she became one of my most valued mentors, playing a significant role in the launch of my design business. Lisa's professional experience paired with her technical, creative, and business mind set make her a top consultant for any aspiring fashion designer and business owner.” Maxwell C.
“I interned with Lisa while attending design school. Through her devotion and passion for her business, and eagerness to mentor new designers, I learn the necessary skills to launching my own line and becoming a small business owner. Through Lisa's training, I learn about small business manufacturing, costing garments, and how to go into production.
I highly recommend Lisa for new designer consulting. She is a delight to work with and has vast knowledge about the industry that she is more than willing to share.” Melanie W.
“Lisa is a very capable business woman able to manage all aspects of retail and design production. She is also a communicative mentor and shares her knowledge with others wanting to learn more about design and the business of fashion.” Tina W.
“Lisa was my mentor at FGI. She enabled me to get my company off the ground by providing clear directions, by sharing her resources and broaden expertise in apparel industry.Lisa would always make herself available if I had any questions. Her answers would be direct and clear - exactly what I was looking for. I can't express enough gratitude for her assistance and guidance.” Elena B.
“Lisa consulted with me last year and we went over some costing exercises that helped me out immensely.” Clinton H.
“Lisa is a mentor, business owner and a talented designer. She helped me with costing on a few of my garments and it was helpful to find out what my wholesale and retail price would be. This process was helpful and vital for any new emerging designer. Thank you” Gingerlyn B.
"During my time working for Lisa at Vian Hunter, I learned a lot about the logistics to being a small business owner and fashion designer. Knowledgable and experienced, Lisa works well with start-up designers, effectively teaching them about costing and the business of fashion.” Noelani O.
Vian Hunter House of Fashion
Email: Lisa@vianhunter.com for more information