The best thing to hit womenswear since Chanel wore pants. Original Tomboy is a fashion brand for tomboys & girly girls alike.
"The best thing to hit womenswear since Chanel wore pants"
Women wearing pants as a fashion trend really took hold after Chanel's famous bellbottom choice while riding a gondola in Venice in the early 1900s. In that same respect, pants have signified a historical liberation for women in this society. My love for pants is a true driving force behind the creation of Original Tomboy; I can't ever remember wanting to wear anything else. The first thing I shared with my patternmaker Gustavo, was my specifics for the perfect fitting pant, from that he created my first set of patterns. Now of course, Original Tomboy encompasses a whole lifestyle of clothing and accessories, but it all starts with a great pair of pants.
We are raising money to sample and start production of our Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Your generosity will be key to accomplishing this. With your support, we will finish sampling the collection, produce the photoshoot for the video & print lookbooks, and get the collection out there to sales & buyers. We have 25% of our fabrics bought, all of our first patterns are complete, now all we need are the funds to finish getting the samples made!
Please check out our website to get a better look at this up and coming brand. You can also preview the upcoming collection by clicking on the "Collection" link.
Backers who donate $25 or more will get a very special opportunity to be a part of the collection by submitting images of what an original tomboy is to them, and the winning submission will be used as design inspiration for a special piece in the collection. The boldest backers of the bunch will have a hand in the creative process of the promotional campaigns, with donations of $100 or more. We can't wait to see what you have in mind!
It takes a lot of money to get a collection off the ground, but we've come up with a bare-boned budget of $5000 to get the samples finished. With Kickstarter it's all or nothin' so please keep passing the torch so we can meet our goal.
We would love for you to be a part of the Original Tomboy launch in 2012, and thank you for helping us make it a success!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 1, 2011 - Jan 30, 2012
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Limited edition Original Tomboy handcrafted handkerchief (one of life's necessary accessories) with hand-embroidered X logo. You'll also get the Original Tomboy Survival Guide (digital vers.) written & illustrated by me--everything you need to know to survive fashionably tomboyish in todays world.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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You're ideas become a part of the collection! Submit an image of your vision of original tomboy, all backers will have a chance to vote, & the winning image will inspire one of the F/W '12 pieces! And, so everyone knows how awesome you are, the winner will be featured on our site as a contributing designer! You will also get a limited edition handcrafted handkerchief & the Original Tomboy Survival Guide (digital version).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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Limited edition "grass stain" tee inspired by one of my own childhood adventures (see video for more info). This tee is made & printed in the U.S.A in vintage fit (unisex). You also get a digital version of the O.T. Survival Guide, a limited edition handkerchief, and an opportunity to choose the winning design contributor.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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The Original Tomboy Survival Package: You get the limited edition "grass stain" tee, the O.T. Survival Guide (printed booklet), & 2 limited edition handkerchiefs. You will also get to vote on the contributing design inspiration for F/W 2012. And because you're exponentially awesome, you'll help me decide on where we will shoot the video & photos for the collection!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012