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Louisville Bespoke is a collaborative space to foster and reawaken the fashion craft! Create Fashion / Learn Fashion / Buy Fashion
Louisville Bespoke is a collaborative space to foster and reawaken the fashion craft! Create Fashion / Learn Fashion / Buy Fashion
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Louisville Bespoke

Louisville Bespoke is a fashion hub to facilitate a collaborative movement with some of Louisville’s finest local fashion designers, makers, entrepreneurs and artists in the industry striving to create more exposure and excitement around the great talent and resources of the fashion industry in the Midwest . 

The space is designed to foster innovation and collaboration. Louisville Bespoke will have worktables to make patterns, designs, and share ideas. We will have many different types of sewing machines and rental equipment. One of the most important pillars will be education. We will offer lots of classes as well as events through out the year. 

Leather Class 101
Leather Class 101

The space will not be individual studios but an open format for the integration and development of ideas much like an incubator for the fashion community in Louisville and beyond.

Our Vision: To provide a studio space and classroom space with sewing machines and worktables for designers, artists, and entrepreneurs to collaborates and share ideas. The space being a unique and innovative regional hub that has the potential to include DAAP the University of Cincinnati Design School, UK's College of Design, the Speed School at UofL integrating diverse ideas. Our Mission: To foster the next wave of businesses and reawaken the fashion craft!

Within a 100 mile radius
Within a 100 mile radius

At Louisville Bespoke we are artists, fashion designers, teachers, and entrepreneurs, dedicated to inspiring our youth and sparking their creativity. Together we will create the most vibrant fashion community in the Midwest!.

Collaborative  Movement
Collaborative Movement

Sewing is a dying trade and research shows us that the fashion industry has grown 7.2 % annually in the last five years and its projected to grow 6.7% in the next 5 years. We need to teach the younger generations to sew. It's critical for the economy to develop the talent that has the gift to make. 

Couture Fascinator
Couture Fascinator

I believe that through education and community building, small business owners and makers can revive the fashion industry in Louisville. We should not have to outsource our manufacturing overseas. Instead, we need to create and further develop this trade in the US. We can educate ourselves in the tradition of sewing and its entire trade. This will connect us directly to our products and customers as well as nurture these relationships.

Nurture Relationships
Nurture Relationships

 We ask for your support to get this venture underway. Contribute now! Share it on your Facebook wall and tweet it to your followers! Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The most important part is the space which we are super close to solidifying. We want to make sure it's a collaborative space that fits the needs of our maker's.
There will be 3 phases to this project.
Phase 1: Raising the money for the 22 sewing machines, home and industrial, and sewing equipment, including dress forms, irons, tables, etc.
Phase 2: Gathering supplies needed for the studio space
Phase 3: Locate dedicated spaces for equipment, classes, and scholarships.

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    Louisville Bespoke Thank You Card

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    LB Fashion Show Post Card

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    LB 2-Hour Fashion Education Class

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    Love Yamilca Reversible Bamboo Skirts

    Super Soft Bamboo Reversible Skirt. Black on one side and black and purple on the other side.
    Only in Small, Medium, and Large.

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    LB One Day Studio Rental

    One day use of the Louisville Bespoke Studio. Join our community of fashion makers at Louisville Bespoke.

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    Louisville Slugger Bowties

    With each of the Storywood Bowties, there is a story. The past projects with reclaimed wood from buildings like Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row are more than wooden bow ties — and we put those notes from history into the hands of each of our customers.

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    With each of the Storywood Bowties, there is a story. The past projects with reclaimed wood from buildings like Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row are more than wooden bow ties — and we put those notes from history into the hands of each of our customers.

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    A one time only Subscription Box

    Sign up for our one time only subscription box—you’ll get a trendy local fashion item delivered right to your door. Be surprised! Dont’s miss out!

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    Gunnar Deatherage Kimono

    Crafted from brushed satin and color blocked, this "monarch" kimono is the perfect summer coverup. Fits a small/medium perfectly.

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    Custom Jean by RoxyNell

    RoxyNell will get your unique measurements and you will have a custom jean made specially for you.

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    High Street Patron

    - Admission for 2 general admission tickets to our Annual Fashion Show
    - Invitations to exclusive High Street Patron events and programs, such as sample sales, and special designer events.
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    * Louisville Bespoke exclusive events only.

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    - 2 reserved seating fashion show.
    - 4 additional guest passes to General admission fashion show Fashion Show
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    - Admission to special preview collection.
    - 6 additional guest passes to any event.
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    Marketing Sponsorship Opportunity | $1,000
    As a High Street Sponsor, you will receive recognition at the event, including 2 VIP tickets.

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    Secretariat Bowtie

    With each of the Storywood Bowties, there is a story. The past projects with reclaimed wood from buildings like Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row are more than wooden bow ties — and we put those notes from history into the hands of each of our customers.

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    - Invitations to exclusive Couture Patron events and programs, such as sample sales, special and designer events.
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    - 15% discount in the LB Store and classes.
    - Recognition at all events and website
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    Man o' War Bowtie

    With each of the Storywood Bowties, there is a story. The past projects with reclaimed wood from buildings like Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row are more than wooden bow ties — and we put those notes from history into the hands of each of our customers.

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    A Day in a Life On-set

    Have you dreamed of being on set and modeling for a shoot? This is an all inclusive experience, hair by Matthew Tyldesley, styling by Genna Yussman Greene, and makeup by Isidro Valencia the top three fashion experts!
    You will be on set watching and experiencing a live shoot for a national brand. You will also be on a 2 page spread on Popular magazine featuring your story.
    The experience is for a total of four people.

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    Marketing Sponsorship Opportunity | $10,000
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