"The greatest joy I experienced as a designer, was wondering the streets of LA or New York, and coming across complete strangers wearing our jewelry. It's a totally different sensation than seeing our styles on celebrities or magazine spreads, because something about it felt very real. The idea that actual people, were willing to part with their hard-earned money for our styles, since it was a key part of how they chose to self express.
Today's fashion world is far from this connective reality. As we paved our way to the peak of the industry, creating products and brands for every top-tier department stores and retailers imaginable. The 'customer' has morphed into an oddity of demographic surveys and numbers, with their faces growing blurrier and more distant by each successive collection.
Kollectin helps me forge this connection once more; by creating an unfiltered bridge between myself and my customers. So as a designer, I can once again regain my focus, And for customers, they will harness the power of any Fashion Buyer - Accessing my designs before they hit market, and have the first and last say on each and every single piece we create."
(Brand Partner, Adia Kibur Accessories)
"Working as a buyer for many years, I was lucky enough to have access to many of my favorite brands at wholesale prices. This was such an amazing perk of the job and one that I always wished I could share with my friends! Kollectin is now allowing me to do just that - to share my favorite fashion finds with my friends and family at wholesale prices every day!"
(Advisor, Former Shopbop Buyer)