For around a year, I, Joseph Khan, have been progressively delving deeper and deeper into the fashion world. I have been making, designing and buying garments, learning more and more as I did so. After a short period of time, I became committed to designing a full collection, inspired by what I saw on runway shows from Raf Simons, Hedi Slimane, Rei Kawakubo, etc. Until a recent thought, I never imagined creating a runway show for my own collection would be possible. Ever since this thought, I became determined to construct this idea into a reality and have been constantly focusing my creative thoughts in its direction. Under the kompromat branch of the intention brand, I am currently designing and handmaking clothing, customising clothing and am presently creating original clothing designs into garments in an American production factory.
Through my clothing and specifically this runway show, I hope to express the best of my creativity, provide an event where multiple young creatives can be involved and, above all, show young adults, adults and anyone else that they can exercise their individuality in any way they want.
With the cost of advertising, videography, models, catering, chairs and most importantly, fabric, my team is seeking a little help beyond what we can put up ourselves. I greatly appreciate everyone who helps to support this cause and extend a very warm thank you.
The garments showcased below are the garments listed as rewards. As neither has been put into production as of yet, these are digital mockups and subject to change.
Images of the Cut and Sew Hoodie will be available when samples are produced.
Risks and challenges
From Joseph's team:
We're pretty confident we'll be able to do a runway show with the funding we're seeking. Joe's team has the space, the interest, and the support of key community organizations that will enable this outlet to his creative power. We have budgeted and planned carefully.
There are always risks associated with key personnel, and besides Joe himself, we have redundancy built in so that more than one person knows about each aspect of making the show real. We're fortunate to be supported by Urbana First Fridays, which means their insurance will cover the show. And we are seeking (in some cases, have secured) commitments from professionals with respect to catering, stage supply, videography, and lighting.
Production of both the rewards (t-shirt, hoodie) is not under our direct control, so while we are working closely with both companies, the timelines are estimates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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