Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Brand By Any Other Name...

As you may know, I have high aspirations to become a fashion designer. A professional one that is. I already design and sew and sketch, but in order to be a "real" designer I deem that I must have my own label at the very least!

I have been struggling for the LONGEST time to find a name. I had many ideas, but all the good names seem to be taken by web-design companies, etc. (I have "Googled" at least a hundred different names)!

Of course, a popular choice for designers is a self-named label, but I doubt that my name is unique or exotic-sounding enough to stand on it's own. I'm no Dior or Furstenberg!

That said, I have found that I will probably need to make combinations of words or just make one up to have a truly unique name.

My line's essence is one of polished femininity. It will be fresh with romantic and vintage twists on tailored classics. Think old-school Chanel-meets-Ralph Lauren with inspiration from the 50's and of course, the country-club group.

Some of my ideas were:

  • Academy
  • Alpha
  • Peach or Peachy (I grew up with peach orchards)
  • Legacy
  • Elite
  • Some combination?

Or to just adapt a "preppy" nickname for a label, such as:

  • Muffy Fashions
  • Mitsy Fashions
  • Missy Fashions
  • Bitsy Fashions
  • Hopsy Fashions
  • (with or without "Fashions" or "Designs" after)

Please help me to decide! Vote in the Poll to the right of this post, or comment with your combination, word, or unique idea you have (that could be passed on to me).

*Please note that this name will be trademarked, and protected by Canadian Buisness Law for Patent Pending.

*Also note that this may or may not be my final decision, incase I am hit with new inspiration.


lisagh said...

Just remember that Dior and von Furstenburg were simply names before they were "Dior" and "von Furstenburg"!!!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I definitely think something in the first group is more appealing to a wide range of people. I know that when you find your name, it will completely define your line, and I'm so excited to see all of it!

Little Bow Prep said...

I rather like Academy or Legacy:)

Best of luck choosing!

xosmarties said...

i personally like "peach",
so maybe a combination like peach elite, alpha peach, peach academy, etc.
maybe not, but i like it!
whichever name you choose,
i'm sure you're designs will be amazing :)