thinking of starting my own fashion brand

I have some interesting fashion ideas and am contemplating starting up my own small fashion label. Items will be made with quality. Is this a realistic goal? What things should I consider before executing this plan?
I live in Australia but could move if that is what is required

35 thoughts on “thinking of starting my own fashion brand

  1. Anonymous says:

    youre a stupid

    how many people before you have said the exact same thing and failed while losing a heckton of money in the process?

    stupid

    • Anonymous says:

      What a cowardly person you are. Not only cowardly but also bitter which makes you even more repulsive. No amount of fine clothes and perfume will ever hide the nastiness you hold inside; it is perfectly clear in the way you project. You hide behind cowardice and complacency disguised as a jaded sense of superiority to tear down those that merely suggest the idea to innovate- let alone those that try!

      The fool that risks it and fails is a fool. I can accept that. If I am a ‘stupid’ for this goal then so be it. But a fool that risks it and wins…makes a proper stupid of people like you. Certainly, there is luck involved in success but there is also research,skill and determination which I intend to deploy to my utmost.

      If your mockery is punishment for the possibility of failure then I have nothing to lose as it has already been meted. Your slave mind cringes at the notion of wasting money to risk innovation. Imagine deciding to measure the precious gift of life under the spell of something that it is printed out of thin air? How absurd! Certainly, irresponsibility with money can lead to debt-slavery. But with an attitude like that, you are already a slave in your mind that no amount of fiscal responsibility can liberate you from.

      As such, I do not listen to cowards. A coward will always be a coward- no matter how intelligent. I know of the risks. I asked for advice not platitudes. So I will look elsewhere for the advice. And I will find it. And I will put it to work.

      I write this retort because when I do succeed, you will fawn over my items like the coward you are. It is incredible that the sperm cell that persevered against billions for you to form could result in such a craven attitude to life.

      • Anonymous says:

        NTA, see man you already aint gonna survive the business, imagine if you answer like this to bad reviews on your first drop.
        you gon get clowned son, grow thicker skin.

        • Anonymous says:

          There is a fine line between accepting valid criticism and pandering to shit takes. Shit takes dont offer anything and deserve scorn. If there is anything to glean from this thread, its that this industry is salty and jaded as heck. I guess that something of value I have learned now. I will be salty back as needed. This toxic mindset thrives off the false piety of ‘having a thick skin’ by tolerating their nastiness. I do not tolerate it. Letting such types dictate ones vision is a terminal failure of the vision from inception. Tangible feedback – be it negative or positive- on a product, or a business plan is another thing entirely and obviously would be taken with some consideration.

          • Anonymous says:

            ok, and what about when you can’t really focus on your own shit and brand cause you really gotta scorn the shit takes.
            I mean, man, I don’t really know what to tell you. A guy called you stupid twice and you wrote a hecking essay in response.
            If you keep giving them attention like this, you are not gonna make it.

          • Anonymous says:

            Man you’re too autistic to start a brand. Steve Jobs did it by grifting, I think people like you are only capable of stealing from others. A perfect fit for senior management but not much else.

    • Anonymous says:

      only stupids ever make it big. smart people like you never go for it because you know the odds are against you. you’re gonna be spending your midwit white collar wagie bucks buying this stupid’s overpriced dogshit and thinking you’re special this time in 5 years

    • Anonymous says:

      jesus man look, you made him mad lol

      What a cowardly person you are. Not only cowardly but also bitter which makes you even more repulsive. No amount of fine clothes and perfume will ever hide the nastiness you hold inside; it is perfectly clear in the way you project. You hide behind cowardice and complacency disguised as a jaded sense of superiority to tear down those that merely suggest the idea to innovate- let alone those that try!

      The fool that risks it and fails is a fool. I can accept that. If I am a ‘stupid’ for this goal then so be it. But a fool that risks it and wins…makes a proper stupid of people like you. Certainly, there is luck involved in success but there is also research,skill and determination which I intend to deploy to my utmost.

      If your mockery is punishment for the possibility of failure then I have nothing to lose as it has already been meted. Your slave mind cringes at the notion of wasting money to risk innovation. Imagine deciding to measure the precious gift of life under the spell of something that it is printed out of thin air? How absurd! Certainly, irresponsibility with money can lead to debt-slavery. But with an attitude like that, you are already a slave in your mind that no amount of fiscal responsibility can liberate you from.

      As such, I do not listen to cowards. A coward will always be a coward- no matter how intelligent. I know of the risks. I asked for advice not platitudes. So I will look elsewhere for the advice. And I will find it. And I will put it to work.

      I write this retort because when I do succeed, you will fawn over my items like the coward you are. It is incredible that the sperm cell that persevered against billions for you to form could result in such a craven attitude to life.

      There is a fine line between accepting valid criticism and pandering to shit takes. Shit takes dont offer anything and deserve scorn. If there is anything to glean from this thread, its that this industry is salty and jaded as heck. I guess that something of value I have learned now. I will be salty back as needed. This toxic mindset thrives off the false piety of ‘having a thick skin’ by tolerating their nastiness. I do not tolerate it. Letting such types dictate ones vision is a terminal failure of the vision from inception. Tangible feedback – be it negative or positive- on a product, or a business plan is another thing entirely and obviously would be taken with some consideration.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It’s not an unreasonable goal to want to make a small fashion brand
    but I personally model for smaller brands in my city, and I’m telling you from interacting with these brand owners on a personal, face-to-face level
    you WILL spend thousands & thousands of dollars before you make even the slightest bit of profitable revenue
    good luck buddy

    • Anonymous says:

      very accurate, my family used to own a boutique

      There is a fine line between accepting valid criticism and pandering to shit takes. Shit takes dont offer anything and deserve scorn. If there is anything to glean from this thread, its that this industry is salty and jaded as heck. I guess that something of value I have learned now. I will be salty back as needed. This toxic mindset thrives off the false piety of ‘having a thick skin’ by tolerating their nastiness. I do not tolerate it. Letting such types dictate ones vision is a terminal failure of the vision from inception. Tangible feedback – be it negative or positive- on a product, or a business plan is another thing entirely and obviously would be taken with some consideration.

      if you can’t handle bad online reviews from plebbitors you’re truly NGMI

  3. Anonymous says:

    wouldn’t recommend doing that since you’ll spend a a lot of money to even get your brand out there, but heck it bro it’s your life

  4. Anonymous says:

    The market is absolutely flooded with all kinds of new clothing brands nowadays. Every other teenager thinks he’s a designer
    >Is this a realistic goal?
    Creating a company is easy, the thing is making it something sustainable and worth investing your money and time into. What things should I consider before executing this plan?
    You don’t have a plan, you have an idea. Go do your research for a couple of months, figure out how much exactly this little adventure will cost you and then analyse if its worth pursuing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    well, how does that work? you sew your own clothes or order some company to make them based on your plans?
    remember that you’d have to sell pieces of apparel in different sizes… you’ll not only have to create the same moderl over and over again, but also in several different sizes

    • Anonymous says:

      The market is absolutely flooded with all kinds of new clothing brands nowadays. Every other teenager thinks he’s a designer
      >Is this a realistic goal?
      Creating a company is easy, the thing is making it something sustainable and worth investing your money and time into. What things should I consider before executing this plan?
      You don’t have a plan, you have an idea. Go do your research for a couple of months, figure out how much exactly this little adventure will cost you and then analyse if its worth pursuing.

      Thank you for offering some sobering but nonetheless helpful advice. It is going to be a daunting task but its either this or the void of not trying at all. I gather this forum isnt as helpful for tangible industry tips which is a shame because it is a good place to lurk for trends. All good, I will find things as I go.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bro you are such a gayet. Typing shit on LULZ is not CEO energy dumbass. Go into trades honestly, save your money. Make clothes for fun

  7. Anonymous says:

    Other people did it so there’s a chance someone else could do it too, even (You). It’s not likely, but there’s even a slimmer chance of getting any worthwhile advice from this shit board on anything. Instead, try reading biographies of people you admire to find out how they did it. There’s also a lot of content on YouTube on the rise of various fashion world characters. A big determinant on succeeding in anything high profile like this I think is drive coupled with autistic obsession. There are a lot of people born with some raw talent but they get sidetracked by life or trapped by a safer career.

  8. Anonymous says:

    If you know hot people that can model your clothes you have a chance, otherwise you’ll have to pay for marketing and that’s very expensive

  9. Anonymous says:

    Try making something first. Imagine someone has 10k they’re willing to give you. What do you show them?

    Being a designer is hard, unless you want to make tees and sweatshirts. If the latter is true, work a trade instead.

  10. Sieg heil says:

    Show me a pattern and a business plan and I’ll give you $1000 to start you off, 3d print or cnc machine whatever tooling you might need or fixtures

    If you’re just screen printing tshirts from other brands not interested

  11. Anonymous says:

    >I live in Australia

    Choose a non-kangaroo animal and go from there. Feral Dingo Ltd. would be a cool brand name. Maybe something like Wicked Koala? Drunken Abbo? Idk, spin some names

  12. Anonymous says:

    hell one of my friends owns a boutique, its well known and successful enough that it gets mentioned on here all the time. iirc it took him about 7yrs to become profitable and he had to run it out of his house and have his wife work for free and have such a loyal customer base from having such a good niche that no one cared that the storefront was half of his house out in the middle of the suburbs. i was interested in doing the same with a whole different fashion niche that wouldn’t have stepped on his toes and he advised me not to lol.

  13. Anonymous says:

    not gonna shit on your dream but you should backburner the starting a fashion label brand unless you just want to do some kind of tiktok screen printed cash grab & focus on getting to the point in life where you can afford to spend somewhere to the tune of like 50-150k on employing yourself or maybe a girlfriend for a "hobby job" because that’s what this is — if you succeed then it can become a real job. but if you’re not at that point where you can afford to do that your chances of succeeding are way lower and the detrimental effect the failure will have on your life will be noticed.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Go for it. Damn the blackpills. If the first collection bombs, make another. Then keep going until you’re either filthy rich, bored, or somewhere in between.

  15. Anonymous says:

    don;t expect any decent opinions, positive support or sound advice here on LULZ.
    animosity, jealousy and ridicule are what awaits you here on /fashion/
    /fashion/ hope for your failure.
    find supporters and interested people elsewhere and good luck to you little roo

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