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How to Begin Working With KRSTN NDRSN: A Step-by-Step Guide

Getting started with our fashion design agency is as effortless as slipping into your favorite little black dress! The KRSTN NDRSN team is eager to collaborate with you and breathe life into your fashion dreams, and we’re excited to share exactly how easy it is to get started.

So, how do you kick off this exciting journey? Here are the important deets about how you can begin working with the KRSTN NDRSN team!

1️⃣ Figure out where you are in your entrepreneurship journey. 💼

An abstract map showing where someone is in there fashion entrepreneurship journey. There's a location saying you're here with clothing, accessories, and shoes scattered throughout the map.

Are you a total newbie with the idea of starting your own fashion brand? Or maybe you’re already a little established but uncertain about your brand’s identity, who your target audience is, or how much to budget for development.

If either of these sounds like you, we suggest stepping back to move forward by going back to the drawing board before enlisting our services. A clear understanding of the problem you’re solving and the product you want to make is crucial to get the most out of working with our team. We suggest checking out our blogs and resources first. Below are a few of our most helpful blog posts that tap into what you need when starting out.

Blogs about starting a fashion brand:

Resources for starting a fashion brand:

If you have a solid brand identity, an understanding of your target audience, a vetted unique selling point, a clear vision for your products, and the capital necessary for development, then you’re ready to take the next step with our team. Remember that we don’t expect you to have all the answers, but showing that you’ve done your research will give our team a great jumping-off point.

2️⃣ Review our service offerings to find the one that fits your needs. 🎨

So, now that you have a solid vision for your brand and products, it’s time to figure out how we can help you bring it to life. Start by looking at our service offerings and deciding which best fits your needs.

The All-Inclusive Dream Package
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Our All-Inclusive Dream is best for new startup brands or brands looking to launch a new collection. What makes this package so great is that we own the full product development cycle. From end-to-end we’re like your partners in fashion — we help you get from concept through creation all the way through launch.

Color and Concept Curation
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Our Color + Concept Curation option is best for new or emerging established brands that aren’t well-versed in trend, color, or textiles or need a little extra help. This is a great option for a team without access to trend forecasting services like WGSN or FashionSnoops. With this service, we take the trends and distill them down for you into concepts that work specifically for your brand so you take the best and can forget all the rest.

Strategic Advisory
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Our Strategic Advisory calls are best for new entrepreneurs needing a bit more guidance before diving head into development. This is an opportunity to chat with an expert and get all the details on where you might experience trouble as you move forward with your fashion business. Whether you’re interested in a one-off call or would like to have a regular mentor, this is a great option for someone who is ready to DIY but wants a little extra guidance as they move down that road.

3️⃣ Get the Ball Rolling via Typeform 🖋️

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Now it’s time to fill out our Typeform.

This form gives us the initial scoop about you, your project, and the services you need. Think of the form as a way to share your vision with a team already on your side, cheering for you to move forward from the sidelines—you got this! Remember that the details in this form are totally private—we only ask you to share this info because it helps us understand how much you’ve already invested in your idea and how we can help you best.

4️⃣ Time to Chat, Darling! ☎️

Next up, go ahead and schedule your free 20-minute discovery call with our marketing manager, Riley. This is a lively discussion where you’ll answer a few questions and spill the tea about your project while we lend an eager ear to learn more about what you're working on to determine if this is a good fit for both our team and yours. Consider it a fun, informal brainstorming session—we can't wait to hear your ideas.

This call is for informational purposes, so don’t feel you need to have every detail mapped down to the nitty-gritty details. There’ll be time for that ahead.

Next week on the blog we’ll share the typical questions we ask during your discovery call, so sign up for our emails to be alerted of its release.

5️⃣ Meet our Dream Team Leader 👋

If we're vibing well and your project seems like a fabulous fit, we’ll reach out to set up another meet and greet with our brilliant founder, Kristen, for a quick touch base. You can expect her to answer any questions you have about what our process is like, how we’ll work together, and the details of our pricing. And of course, Kristen can answer any lingering questions you may have about working with our team.

Kristen is busy, so she can only make time for businesses that feel like a good fit after making it through our processes. If you’re aching for an hour with her, you can always opt to pay for a 1-hour quickie session with Kristen where she can answer all your burning questions.

6️⃣ Making it Official 📜

Like even the best match made in heaven, we cross our i’s and dot our t’s to make our working relationship 100% legit.

Ready to take the leap and work with us in a development service arrangement? Fantastic! We'll send our standard contract via Hello Bonsai, which includes a rough timeline overview, our "rules of engagement,’ aka a handy outline of what you can expect when working with us, and your first invoice.

Once you sign our agreement and remit your first payment—voila! You're officially part of the KRSTN NDRSN fashion family, and our team is ready to get to work, usually starting on the first of the next month.

Starting your fashion brand with KRSTN NDRSN is a no-brainer! Our team is dedicated to helping you bring your vision to life. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or a newbie in the fashion industry, we have the resources and services to help you every step of the way.

So what are you waiting for? Submit that Typeform, schedule that discovery call, and let's start making your fashion dreams a reality. 💃✨🎉

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