My name is Hatchi and last month I decided to create my Japanese-inspired fashion brand 'Hatchi Cute'.
I am at The University of the West of England studying fashion but as the course goes on I am more readily aware of the unstable job market, and let me tell you, business has been slow. On my course I work with Photographers, Graphic Designers and Models, and through talking with them and working with them I have come to realise that it is just as hard for them to make ends meet doing the things they love.
So I thought, HEY, why don't I host a fashion show here in Bristol! It would help to promote my brand to the 2,000+ market that I have established, all of whom are desperate for an english designer who will make Japanese-styled street fashion in Western sizes. Not only that, but I would be helping out my fellow Photographers, Graphic Designers, Models, Make-up Artists, struggling Musicians and a whole host of creatives by giving them the chance to help me make the show a success! Those talented young guys will be getting valuable industry experiance and so will I, so in my book it is a win win!
The whole show will be non-profit so all the funds will be going into just making the garments for the show and giving the hardworking crew some cash for their time!
The Question you may be asking..... why?
Why do I need the funding? Being an indie designer means that I don't get as much of the deals that big designers get on bulk fabric, and as I am a student, I can never hope to afford the fabric for one dress, let alone the 8 that I hope to produce!
The money will be going towards:-
- The garmenst (4 skirts, 4 dresses, both made from custom printed fabric of my own design)
- The venue (The Island, Bristol) £10ph with a 60 person capacity
- 4 Photographers
- 1 Make-up artist
- 1 DJ
- 100+ Flyers
- 60 order forms
- 8 Models
- A small team of Graphic Designers
All of the people participating are students who are looking for experience in their chosen craft but are also struggling as artists in an unreliable market. I want to be able to help as many people as I can through this project and I need your help to do it! I have done all of the legwork, and everyone is signed up and keen to get going, so all we need now is the funding.
You are the vital componant that I am missing. You are the key to helping the underprivileged students of today make something of their education!
It would mean the world to me if you would donate as much as you can, even if it's £1 or £2. And if you are like me and you just can't spare anything, thank you for taking the time to read this and don't forget to spread the word about the show.
Please offer to help promote my project by clicking the "I want to help" button near the top right of the page. And please share on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr..... wherever! Or even try out the Sponsorcraft sharing tools above!
Thank you so much, we appreciate your help so much! :D