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$10,320
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 20 2013 5:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

Tau VC Intent:

A platform to build a fashion house that will leave a landmark for various causes. Once the company is established and starts generating sales, a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to childhood Leukemia research foundation and Autism speaks.

No matter the age or the body shape of a woman, looking good equates to feeling good and thus it is empowering. When a woman squeezes into a tight dress, she is merely portraying an image of beauty, yet we know that much of the world's beauty is hidden in that which is not revealed. It is the substance of the woman that makes her truly beautiful and powerful. Tau VC allows a woman to not only look, but to feel honorable and noble, whether she is 25 or 55 years of age.

Thank you again for all your support and genorosity.

A small ray of light born into darkness to bring color and life to the world through fashion, Tau VC is a high--end clothing line for women based on the rich historical elements of royalty, elegance, regality and beauty.

MY STORY: TAU VC PART I

Part of my educational background lies in architecture, a field in which I draw a lot of my inspiration from when creating my designs. In March of 2011 my
Family took a trip to India, and as always I was excited to relish in the ancient history, buildings, jewels, fabrics and so much more that the place has to offer.


Everywhere I gazed the landscaped presented newfound styles and elements in items as simple as the hinges of a window to the pulley of a bullock cart. The simple yet beneficent styles of which the people carried awed me into a humble state. It wasn’t until my return to the U.S. when I realized that all of these amazing elements I’d discovered were absent in American fashion. Less clothing and more skin seemed to be the driving force behind the industry here for women. Provocative fashion has its place, but it shouldn’t be a mandate. I wanted to create a line for women born from the richness of history, dignity, royalty and empowerment. I wanted to marry the concepts of beauty and elegance, something our ancestors knew about. A personal mission of mine is to prove that a woman can look stunningly beautiful draped in 20 yards of exquisite fabric, and thus the idea of Tau VC is born.

MY STORY: TAU VC PART II

When the vision of a company clashes with reality it creates the process of the “grind”. Starting from scratch I began researching everything that encompassed my vision, from textiles to pattern making, from sewing to sourcing and everything else in between. Hiring an expert for the day, I learned exactly what tools I would need to begin sketching my designs. Living close to New York City provided me with the advantage of easy accessibility to countless experts in the fashion industry. Then there was the matter of formulating a business and financial plan to present to investors, and the hundred other things that begin to erode when you start your own company. Without warning this entire venture, along with all of its aspirations, disappeared in an instance because my son was diagnosed with Leukemia. The world had lost its light as my son’s battle with cancer became the absolution of my thoughts, my days, and my purpose. After watching the trials of this dreadful disease being taken on by my son (and many other children I would come to know) I picked myself up and emerged with a new vision and drive to start Tau VC. Nine months of knowing and seeing only black sparked an internal fire that began to spread onto countless pages of designs as I sat next to the hospital bed and created a way to bring color and life to the world in my own way.

I NEED YOUR SUPPORT:

After many months of sketching I was finally able to create a couple of samples from my line and show them to industry experts. I was able to do this by borrowing funds through friends.   The feedback I’ve received has been tremendous and inspiring, and so now I am ready to begin production. I need to raise $75,000 to begin the production of my spring and fall collection. The collection will consist of the following:

• Evening Gowns
• Cocktail Dresses
• Day Dresses
• Suits
• Jackets
• Separates

Tau VC Today:

As of right now I have:

250 color illustrations
2 physical samples of my work
Approval from industry experts to produce
Textile suppliers in place
Pattern and Sample makers in place
Raw material suppliers in place
Fashion consultants on stand by
Most of our production is done right here in the U.S.

Risks and challenges

Quality in Production: All of my products are done mostly by hand (although machine stitching is used in some cases) with precision detail using the best fabrics available. The heart of my line is exquisite quality, from the fabric to the type of zippers and buttons used. In the event that I’m not available to oversee a part of production, I have a dedicated fashion consultant who can easily and temporarily take my place.

Supplies: Tau VC uses only the highest of quality fabrics and items from around the world to create the line. Relying on others to provide product always carries a risk of delays. Fortunately, I have teamed up with what I believe to be the absolute best in the business so I do not foresee to many instances wherein my projects will be delayed. Furthermore I’m giving myself more than a necessary amount of time to meet demands.

Failure of Demand: In the case of any product being launch, there is the risk that it will not be received well by the market and never be in demand. I have personally shown my line to several of the front--‐runners of today’s fashion industry and have subsequently been advised by them to begin production. Furthermore, I have a New York City based branding and marketing agency working around the clock to help me successfully launch Tau VC.

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