My dear friends, I'm very excited to tell you great news!!! I have been invited to Cityblis!!! This is a dream-come-true for a designer, since this is an invitation-only platform for independent designers and it is an amazing opportunity to get seen! I was SO excited when I received the email in which the US Creative Director told me that my submission had been accepted! The sentence which almost had me faint was "The selection committee and I have reviewed your designs and we think your designs are going to look amazing on Cityblis"...
"Cityblis is more than just a platform. It is a community of creative talents and fashion savvy people. We are empowering designers to build their brands by working with fashion magazines, fashion networks, procurement houses, runway and trade shows all under one roof to let designers do what they do best – design great fashion."
It is so exciting, because "Cityblis not only allows designers to showcase their creativity but more importantly allows them to tell their story - giving you a sneak peek behind the designer, their products and their brands. (...) This is the place to meet new and exciting designers that are pushing the boundaries in the creative space. Find the coolest items from around the world that matches your personal style and most importantly…that no one else is wearing!"
I love the concept of Cityblis:
Design is all about individuality. And this starts with a unique personal page that is created for each designer where you can showcase, expand and also sell your designs. The biggest benefit to you is the opportunity to write about yourself!…about your life, your inspirations, your intentions and most importantly the story behind your designs. These stories are then sent to fashion magazines and bloggers around the world who are looking to write about new, interesting designers.
We understand each designer is unique. Your fashion and your brands are a representation of the message you want to convey to the world. And it shouldn’t be any different for the place you display your work. Each designer’s page is created uniquely for you. We do not believe in template or stock standard designs and your individuality is what makes you who you are!
You can easily understand why I am so excited reading this!
It’s all about visibility and market presence! Today opening a brand is like opening a shop in the middle of the desert. That is why Cityblis is working directly with fashion magazines and fashion bloggers to tell your story. To give you even more exposure we work with fashion events and runway shows in Europe, the US and Australia where selected designers are invited to participate. We also work with procurement houses and retail buyer associations who are extremely interested in Cityblis to discover new designers and purchase collections for next season.
Cityblis gives you the possibility to be seen within large corporations and not simply lost amongst the crowd. New avenues for exposure and customers are made available with the right tools and the right connections to help you branch out globally and tell your story.
Cityblis is bringing all the resources of the fashion industry under one roof. Each designer, product, page and the platform itself is linked with all social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Yahoo, MSN, and more) to give our designers the viral marketing power and social media presence that large international fashion brands use.
The designer’s stories are also published on our own social media pages and sent out to all collaborating fashion magazines in the US, Europe and Australia.
The platform itself and in turn all its designers will be extensively marketed in fashion events and various media both locally and internationally.
I'm going to create my own profile and page on Cityblis, I'll keep you updated... please bear with me :)