We’re done!

It was a busy week here at Jomsy! Two new clients and a new intern, Jomsy has a full house and a busy couple of months ahead.

Raiza Swimwear production is coming to an end; just finishing up the final touches, we couldn’t be happier! It’s been an all hands on deck, marking beading placement, buying last minute elastic, everyday a new emergency followed by a new triumph, I honestly don’t think I have seen Gongzi sit down in the past 2 ½ weeks, that girl is a true production rockstar!

Ugo is also putting the final touches on the website, I can’t wait to see.

Mathieu’s first week was by far the craziest but as my grandfather used to say” the best way to learn how to swim is to be thrown into the deep end!”   Mathieu congrats, you’re doing the back stroke when most would be doggy paddling.

April is around the corner, spring is here, and Jomsy is already planning next fall but none the less it’s a beautiful day and here is looking forward to a beautiful weekend

Until next week,

-H

Friday: tech packs and chocolate

Friday: tech packs and chocolate

Styles, Trends — LOOK BOOKS!

I know.. you’re probably thinking why we haven’t posted much in the past week, but only because we’ve been working with so many clients from all around the world! We’re trying to get everyone’s collection ready so you could be the first to have a look at all the upcoming trends! ;)

Anyway, I’m sure most of you love fashion, and in fashion, one of the most popular things for showing off styles and trends are LOOK BOOKS!  Whether you’re keeping a style book of your own looks, or you’re putting together a compilation of trends you love, the Look Book is the most universal product for fashionistas all around the world!

Like we always say, we love to keep our fans in the loop with what we do here at Jomsy. So today, we’re going to teach and explain to you, how we create look books, for our very own products!

Look books are created in many different ways. Some people just use raw photos, and put  them together, some use photoshop to create something like an editorial or mood board, and as for us, we use both of those concepts!

Take a look at the raw image below:

This image has not been altered in any way. So, we take a lot of images like this, and we draft up a board just like an editorial, to see which images go well with one another.

Then, instead of taking up time on photoshop to create the compilation, we open up  our handy dandy Microsoft Powerpoint, to put everything together. Yes, I know. Powerpoint. The first thing I think of when I see Powerpoint is … boring school presentations, and business meetings. But nope! Powerpoint is actually very beneficial when it comes to creating a look book — OR any type of mood board.

One of the great things about using powerpoint is also because its default size is perfect for a look book. So.. we open up a few blank slides, and go one by one. Depending on the product, some slides may only fit 2 or 3 images, or sometimes it can fit up to 4 or 5!

After you have all your images laid out like you want, you start using the art tools on powerpoint to make everything look 100 times better than it did when you first started! My ultimate favorite thing to do is to add color around the images. It makes the photos POP, and it definitely livens up the presentation :)

Take a look at our Intro Page:

 

It’s always nice to have a full image of your product for the introduction page. You always want to make sure you have something to catch the audience’s attention.

If you are an avid powerpoint user, then you know exactly what to do. However, if you’re not, everything on powerpoint is made to be self explanatory, and you’ll know your way around in no time!

You can see that these are all raw images, however, we take different effects, to make everything look well put together!

Of course, if you guys have any other questions about this, feel free to contact us!

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All About Jomsy!

Jomsy Inc. is located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, in the Fashion District.

Why our company is different from others?
Simple.

We cover ALL aspects of fashion. Not only do we work on PR/Marketing, but we also help coach you on your collection from steps A through Z. We manufacture, make patterns and samples, and bring your line into production.

Besides helping young designers with their collection, we are designers as well, in which we understand fashion to the fullest extent.

Aside from having four different languages spoken in our company, Jomsy’s CEO, Sylvie De Gil, has been in fashion for over 20 years, and has travelled the world in which she has built strong relationships with press and clients globally.

Some of the PR/Marketing services we do include:

1. Development of your public image & press materials
2. Guerilla Marketing
3. Building content of press releases/pitches
4. We strive to expose your brand to both national and international press
5. We set up all your necessary social media platforms.

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at media@jomsy.com
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Episode 3 – An Insight on Fashion

Today, we had an interview with our awesome sample maker, and designer himself, Christian Mendoza!

Christian’s been in the fashion industry for over 18 years! Yes, 18 years… you’ll definitely love what he has to say :)

S: Tell me a little about your background. Where are you from, and where did you attend school?

C: I was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles. I attended school at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Aside from freelancing, my designs specialize in high-end and luxury evening wear.

S: What does fashion mean to you?

C: (Chuckles). Hmmm.. Nothing! Just kidding!! ;) It’s such a general question, but for me, Fashion means clothing, craftsmanship, detail, and style.

S: When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in fashion?

C: Probably when I was about 7 years old. Since I was little, I’d always make and sew heart shaped pillows for my family. I was born into a family that has worked in fashion for a very long time. I grew up around it, and my mother definitely had a great impact on that.

S: How long does it take for you to construct a piece?

C: Normally, from the pattern to the sample, it would take a minimum of 3 days. I’ve made gowns where it took me over a month to complete. It all depends on the complexity and detail of every piece.

S: What colors and fabrics do you love working with?

C: My ultimate favorite color is green, but I love working with earthy tones like brown, blue, black, gray and yellow (just to name a few). Fabrics — I love lace.. especially beaded lace, tweed, wool, and knits. However, my favorite thing to do is to buy different types of fabrics, cut them, and create new fabrics of my own.

S: What are some of your greatest accomplishments?

C: I’ve done custom gowns for celebrities, costumes for a concert tour (which was awesome), costumes for film, and I have also done some pieces for celebrity weddings.

S: Who are your favorite designers that inspire you?

C: Gianni Versace, Tom Ford, Valentino, Edith Head, and Adrian.

S: What other experiences do you have in the fashion industry?

C: I’ve done styling, and costumes. I also worked for Louis Vuitton for visual merchandising, and I was the west coast Regional Merchandiser for Max Mara.

S: What advice do you have to give for aspiring designers?

C: NEVER GIVE UP!! You must always put a lot of effort, and dedication. Of course you have to passionate about what you’re doing as well. Love what you do.

We hope you enjoyed this interview with Christian, and hopefully it’s inspiring to you. Interviewing him myself has even inspired me!

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for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, and exciting news from Jomsy!

Xoxo

 

Jomsy Luxury Bracelets!

Primarily known for it’s luxury line, Jomsy unveils it’s very first leather accessory line of ankle bracelets! Featuring leather in multiple colors and prints allows fashionistas to wear them with anything! Simplistic yet stylish in nature, the Jomsy Luxury Ankle Bracelet is an interesting complimentary accessory for any time of ensemble put together! Stay tuned for more updates on this collection!

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Episode 1 – Help me, Jomsy! 

First thing’s first.

Sketches? Check!

The very first step we take here at Jomsy is of course, to get your sketches. Sketches and any other ideas brainstormed are the main foundation to starting your brand.

Take a look at some of the sketches below from our new designer, Sophie, from New York!

Let’s be honest, these aren’t the greatest sketches, (Sorry Sophie, we love you!) but we don’t expect our designers to have full on professional sketches, because that’s where we come in to help! We take these sketches and ideas and expand them. We can also work with the sketch, and turn them into technical sketches.

*Note, it’s ALWAYS good to have ideas that separate yourself from others, because that’s what catches everyone’s attention. We’ll go more into detail about that later.

Once we receive the sketches, we proceed in discussing what types of fabric, trims, prints, etc. the designer wants to use.

Take a look at the videos below to get the inside scoop on one of the many things Jomsy does!

Working with Designers’ Sketches En Francais

Working with Designers’ Sketches in English

Stay tuned for next weeks episode — where we’re going to present the next step of this process!

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FASHION REALITY SHOW BLOG

 

LOS ANGELES – Do you follow reality shows? Do you enjoy spending time learning about the fashion industry? Jomsy Inc. is proud to present it’s very first reality show blog!

The blog will feature all the designers we are working with, as well as the Jomsy team on a day-to-day basis.  Learn everything you need to know about the ins and outs of the fashion industry. The blog will definitely serve as an inspiration to all the young designers out there in the world.

Check back every Thursday for new ‘blogisodes’!

 

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Launching Our New Footwear Designer!

We have great news at Jomsy! In addition to the variety of services we offer for apparel designers, we are now offering consulting services involving footwear and leather goods! Jomsy Inc. has designers, product developers, artists, pattern and sample makers available to help you expand your ideas of footwear, bags, belts & other leather accessories.

That being said, we are proud to pronounce our new footwear designer, Jessica!

Jessica is a Los Angeles based footwear consultant. She trained in the well known Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and Ars Sutoria, in Milan, Italy. She has experience in the design, product development, fitting and production of fashion footwear. Her work has been seen on the runways of New York Fashion Week, as well as on the racks of multinational mass retailers.

Stay tuned, as we will be featuring her in our upcoming Fashion Reality Show Blog!

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Jomsy Prints Your Dream!

Jomsy helps new designers with drafting sketches and printing your designs onto all kinds of fabric. We work with small quantities to full blown production of your product!

In the meantime, Jomsy also helps with expanding your ideas, and creating new and exciting pieces that the fashion industry fiends for.

Want more info? Contact us at consulting@jomsy.com! We are here to help!

 

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Edita Collection Shines at LA FASHION WEEK – Project Ethos

Jomsy was thrilled to be a part of  LA Fashion Week and Ethos Project proudly  supporting and applauding our very talented young designer EDITA COLLECTION  which graced the runway  among  the top 10 selected designers.

Watch the runway show here! (Jomsy’s YouTube channel)

“JOMSY hier soir était sur le “RED CARPET” et au premier rang de la FASHION WEEK LOS ANGELES pour EDITA COLLECTION! Voilà un coaching réussi!”

” This is how Jomsy leads their desigenrs to the prestigious LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK! The designer’s talent mixed with targeted marketing and excellent coaching and en route for success! Jomsy was proud to be applauding EDITA COLLECTION on the front rows and attend the Red Carpet Event with the Press”

“Et voilà comment les chemins de JOMSY mènent au podium de la prestigieuse LOS ANGELES FASHION WEEK! Le talent du ou de la Designer, un marketing cible, un excellent coaching et en route pour le succès! JOMSY était hier au premier rang de la passerelle à applaudir EDITA COLLECTION!”

Related Fashion Week LA/Ethos Project Links:

Project Ethos Shines for LA Fashion Week (www.lafashionweek.net)

Edita Collection/Runway Pictures   (www. media.tumblr)