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$2,387
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 28 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
$2,387
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 28 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

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WHY KICKSTARTER

To spread the love of body positivity through fashion.

For the last three years, we've worked on designing clothing that fits with the curves of the body and allows for extra room in specific areas, like the arm sleeves and hips so the wearer doesn't have to increase the size of the garment to get a great fit. 

This started by conducting market research on clothing pain points. We read and heard many times pain points that included tight sleeves, not enough stretch in the fabric, too low pant waist lines, a lack of quality, shrinkage and the list goes on.

We took that valuable information and designed a collection called "Iconic V". The word "Iconic" is to celebrate the curvy figure and the letter "V" is short for Curvy, creating the name Iconic "V".

Before producing a full collection with limited resources. We wanted to release the "Iconic “V” Dress" exclusively on Kickstarter to pre-sell and fund the first production run, while also utilizing the platform to spread the message of body positivity and idea to creation.

DESIGN DETAILS

The Iconic "V" Dress is the Must have Dress for Your Curves. It can transition from day to night by wearing it long or short. It has pockets and interesting design lines. It's the perfect classic dress with an edge that is comfortable and functional. You can wear it long while you’re working from home on a video chat or wear it short while you’re out living your legendary life.

    • FABRIC

      Since starting this Journey we have searched for sustainable fabric options. The fabric used in the images featured was great, but will not be the final fabric. We have since found another great fabric option. We plan to use tencel. Tencel is a sustainable fabric that feels soft to the skin. It also has cooling, antibacterial and wrinkle resistant properties.

      COLORS

      The Iconic "V" Dress comes in the following colors; Royal Blue, Fushia, Red and Black. 2 weeks after the campaign is funded and complete. We will send a survey to confirm your size and choose a color. (We will do our best to provide colors listed, but please note, the colors could change based on suppliers quantities and availability. 

       Here's another version of the "V" Dress with sleeves. This will be an option to choose from. You'll pre-order the dress and once the campaign is fully-funded. You'll be sent a survey to select style, color and size.

      Additional GOALS

      Dlang Designs has more designs ready to release and based on funding and timeline. We'd love to add a stretch goal to include pre-orders for more designs. We'll keep you updated. It will be based on your pledged rewards and your requests. So, let us know you want the designs.

      SIZE CHART

      OUR PROCESS

      The Iconic "V" Dress was designed in Indiana, where Dlang works to inspire the design community and create opportunities. There are limited production opportunities in Indiana, one goal is to eventually create a manufacturing hub, but until then, the Iconic “V” Dress will be manufactured in the USA.  We are excited because our production partners produce some of the top brands in the industry with a focus on quality garments.

      REWARDS     

      Rewards to Help Our Mission

      In addition to creating fabulous clothing we also strive to improve the community through personal and business development. The following opportunities range from workshops, classes and a conference for youth and adult entrepreneurs.

      TIMELINE

      We strive to complete the project based on the timeline below. We will update backers of any changes.

      Meet the Designer

      Dlang, is married and has one son. She started sewing as a teenager. She produced her first fashion show at 16 years old to create a platform for creators to showcase their work. She is a visionary with over 20 years expertise in research, project management and design. She inspires to show youth and adult entrepreneurs how to create their ideas. In her free time, Dlang enjoys reading and being outside relaxing. 

      Thank you for supporting this project.

       Thank you for sharing!!!!

      Want to help spread the word? Here are post ideas. Feel free to copy and paste the below on social media.

      TWITTER TWEETS:

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      1) Ladies, it's official! Get the Iconic "V" Dress. The must have dress for your curves. Size 8-18. It's NOW active on Kickstarter to pre-order. bit.ly/thevdress 

      Click here to tweet: 

      2) 2-dresses-in-1. Wear it long or Wear it short. Size 8-18. The Iconic "V" dress is Live on Kickstarter at an early bird price! bit.ly/thevdress

      FACEBOOK POSTS:

      Ladies, it's official - The Must have dress for your curves is here. Size 8-18. Check out the Iconic "V" Dress project on Kickstarter! bit.ly/thevdress

      Wear it long or short. Check out the Iconic "V" Dress by #dlangdesigns it's now on @kickstarter! It's made with sustainable materials in the USA. Size 8-10  bit.ly/thevdress 

      We appreciate EVERYONE who supported the campaign.

      Special Thank you to:

    • Family: Tony & Nio  
    • Kickstarter Video: Jala & Lamya Cruz  
    • Photographer: Lacoiya Reed  
    • Models: Lakisha “The Digital Doll” Williams, Cortney Atwood, Tsepiso Ngazimbi  
    • Model Agency: LModelz  
    • Mentors/Coaches (past/present): Jen Kem, Sarah Paikai, Debbie & Joe Burns, Shannon Whitehead, Tracy Timberlake  
    • Virtual Coaches, who don’t know their posts/videos helped me (lol). Jane Hamill & Allyson Bryd  
    • Social Media: Hi Social Agency      
    • Support: MOPRO, Impacting Millions, Factory45, Catherine Fritsch, Lissa Michalak, Quintin Ross, Amy Bright, GOATS, Kristin Salat, Crystal Cave
    • State: Indiana

Risks and challenges

Thank you so much for every share, opportunity and purchase.

We are ready to start production, but we need your help to fund the Iconic “V” Dress. We’re excited to work with a manufacture who produces some of the top fashion brands and has a focus on quality.

We've been preparing for this day (it's taken 541 days), yet with any goal there will be challenges. We will do our best to stay on top of things that may arise.

Once the kickstarter is fully funded we will immediately start ordering materials and start the production process.

Please note once the Kickstarter is funded/complete there are no refunds. The money collected is used to fund production, so we need an accurate account at the end of the campaign.

Surveys will be sent 2-weeks after the Kickstarter ends. Please double check you have ordered the right size. In the event you order the incorrect size, we will do our best to exchange size based on if we have it in stock. We must be notified within 3-days of receiving and the dress returned within 7-days of receiving with tags attached. We keep limited inventory. Designs are made to order. If we have a size to exchange with you in stock. Shipping is not covered. You agree to pay for shipping 2 ways (return of original piece and new piece shipped to you( if available).

Thank you for understanding and supporting.

Please know that delays can occur with production schedules and the shipping of materials. There are also risks in materials not being available or changed. In either case we will outsource alternative materials of equal or better quality.

We’ve added extra time in for these occurrences, but that added time is still not always guaranteed. A timeline has been set and will be followed to the best of our ability. We will keep each backer updated at each stage.

We are committed to the vision of body positivity, confidence and impact through fashion. We strive to bring you excellent quality and service.

We are excited to see the Iconic "V" dress on women all over the world, while sharing body positivity and ideas to creation.

Thank you for your continued support and love.

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    Yes, I want to support!

    Thank you so much for supporting this campaign. It's about fashion and through fashion we promote body positivity and build ideas to creation.

    In addition to helping produce "The Must have Dress for Your Curves". You are also helping us spread the message of body positivity and creating opportunities for youth and adults to learn how to develop their products and services to create more jobs and impact.

    We appreciate every pledge and want to thank you by adding your name to our hall of fame art piece and to the Fashion Insider list on our website!

    You will also receive a special Thank You email and early access to an Exclusive Video because we appreciate your support.

    *applies to anyone pledging $5 or more!

    Includes:
    • Thank you Video and Email
    • Your name on the Fashion Insider list on www.dlangdesigns.com
    • Your name added to our Hall of Fame Poster
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    Stylish Tee

    The right fitted t-shirt with a great slogan can transform your look and your day. So, strut to your goals in the "Style of Greatness" Tee.

    You'll select from available sizes and colors once the Kickstarter is funded and complete.

    Save $15 (MSRP $55) just add shipping/handing based on your location Economy USA or INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

    Includes:
    • Thank you Video and Email
    • Your name on the Fashion Insider list on www.dlangdesigns.com
    • Your name added to our Hall of Fame Poster
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    Early bird: First 300 dresses sold

    Get the Iconic "V" Dress Today. It's the Must have Dress for Your Curves".

    The first 300 Iconic "V" Dresses ordered will receive the early bird special price of $99.

    (Note: The price will increase to $159 after the 300 pieces are sold. Get your "Iconic "V" Dress today.)

    Receive (1) Iconic "V" dress “The Must have Dress for Your Curves” in any available size and color of your choice.

    You'll select from available sizes and colors once the Kickstarter is funded and complete.

    (This is an exclusive rate to Kickstarter. )
    Save over 55% off (MSRP $225) just add shipping/handing based on your location Economy USA or INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

    Includes:
    • Thank you Video and Email
    • Your name on the Fashion Insider list on www.dlangdesigns.com
    • Your name added to our Hall of Fame Poster
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    Design your own custom Kimono

    Design your own custom Dlang Design Kimono to wear over "The Must have Dress for Your Curves" OR with jeans and the "Style of Greatness" t-shirt.

    Choose from 2-3 styles and prints. Pick between your favorite select colors. You'll also have the option to add your initials to the print.

    Sizes available in the Kimono M, L, XL

    You'll select from available sizes once the Kickstarter is funded and complete.

    + (1) Iconic "V" Dress " The Must have Dress for Your Curves
    + (1) Style of Greatness T-shirt

    (This is an exclusive rate to Kickstarter. Save $225 off (retail $630) just add shipping/handling based on your location Economy USA or INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.

    Includes:
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    • Your name on the Fashion Insider list on www.dlangdesigns.com
    • Your name added to our Hall of Fame Poster
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    Attend "Idea to Creation" Masterclass

    Fashion from the inside out is stylish. It's a high priority for us to empower other leaders to build their confidence and knowledge to take their idea and make more impact in the world.

    Do you have an idea and want to know how to bring out the greatness in you to accomplish it. Do you also want to see how you'll be able to do it, with ALL the other responsibilities that you have.

    Well, don't miss out on attending the "Idea to Creation" 8-week online workshop. Dlang will walk you through identifying what you want to accomplish and why. You'll map out your process and steps to complete project.

    By the end of the 8 weeks (if you did the work and set-up the components) you'll have the foundation set to move forward with your idea or go to the next step.

    The class size is small on purpose. Dlang wants to make sure we customize a plan for each attendee to assist you with bringing out the greatness inside you, while also having a flexible mapped out plan to accomplish your next project.

    (The date will be set after the Kickstarter).

    The masterclass is $1500, but offered for an exclusive rate of $975 on Kickstarter. Save over $500 and be part of the success of this Kickstarter campaign.

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    Sponsor Youth Confidence Workshop

    Sponsor 5 youth age 9-17 to attend Dlangs Youth Confidence Building Workshop.

    The fashion industry focuses on image and looks. It's highly important to help the youth find confidence in themselves.

    They need help defining their own path and knowing how to use fashion as a way to bring out their greatness, verses, them trying to fit into what they think their supposed to be or do.

    Dlang believes if we positively impact the youth we'll change the world. They are inventive, smart, free spirited, caring and their possibilities are endless.

    Dlang started designing as a youth. She saw what youth go through and started conducted sewing and empowerment workshops to help encourage and show them opportunities.

    Again Dlang loves fashion, but making an impact through fashion is where her heart continues to thrive and that starts with building the confidence and skills of our youth.

    We'd love your support to host this workshop.

    Based on the number of kids your pledge covers we'll group them by age range (9-12 & 13-17).

    Funds from this reward are applied to workshop, materials and funding this campaign.

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    Sponsor 1 Youth Fashion Designer

    Sponsor 1 youth fashion designer to attend Dlang's Youth "Design to Reality" workshop.

    Age 10-17

    Dlang will host a workshop with youth designers. We'll create a sample of one of their designs. They will be shown the stages of the design process through marketing and planning out their designs, costs, and revenue.

    This program helps the students increase their confidence while also gaining valuable business and planning skills.

    The workshop is held 1-2 hours each week for 4-weeks. Tasks are assigned each week to complete. (Please note: the students design may be made outside of the 4-weeks. It is based on the production timeline.)

    The workshop date will be released after the kickstarter campaign.

    Funds cover supporting this kickstarter goal, materials for the youth, labor with (1) sample of their design and workshop fee.

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    Sponsor "Idea to Creation" Conference

    Sponsor the "Idea to Creation" Conference.

    This is where confidence, skill building and of course fashion comes together.

    The conference will be held summer 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    It will consist of workshops, panel discussion, fashion and so much fun.

    The purpose is to get amazing leaders in the room who share a common thread of empowering others through personal and business development.

    The funds pledged will be used towards supporting this campaign and also on specific areas of the necessary components to produce the event. The areas include building funds, supplies, keynote speaker, marketing, marketing materials, promotions, decor, video and photography, etc.

    As a sponsor your company will be featured at the event. You will receive an opportunity to share your products and services with the attendees at the event and the viewers prior to event. You'll be on the marketing materials, have a vendor table, and also be part of the video and photography to use for your advertisement.

    Dlang has produced events over the last 15 years. She's excited to bring more opportunities for others that will allow for growth and impact.

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Funding period

- (30 days)