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Fall/Winter 2019 Preview

Fall/Winter 2019 Preview

I'm so excited for my Fall/Winter 2019 collection that I anticipate launching in October. As always, I'll make it available for pre-order with a discount. 

If you follow along on Instagram, you probably heard that I had some issues with fabric for this collection. I selected and sampled these styles (plus a cowl neck top, a shirt version of the dress) in a cotton herringbone fleece fabric. I then contacted the supplier to place a bulk order and was informed that they had experienced some quality issues with certain color ways. I can't tell you how much I appreciated their honesty; they cold have simply sold me the fabric I was requesting. I had washed the fabric, sampled it, and experienced no problems (which isn't surprising since they also experienced no problems in that color). It's likely neither I nor my customers would experience any issues, but I didn't want to take the risk.

Meet the Striped Linen Dress

Meet the Striped Linen Dress

Truth: I kinda hate linen. For a few reasons. First, it wrinkles SO badly. I know, you're supposed to embrace the wrinkles and wear them proudly. But, I just can't. I can't handle that a perfectly dry cleaned linen garment becomes a wrinkled mess just a few hours into my day. Second, it seems to be the only fabric the ethical and sustainable fashion industry knows and uses. And, for the most part it's boring. It's almost always a solid color. Usually being used for a boxy, over-sized silhouette. As you can probably imagine, those are not attributes I find desirable in a piece of clothing.

The Textured Lilac Top & A Little Bit About Fit Models

The Textured Lilac Top & A Little Bit About Fit Models

I'm excited to feature a piece from the new collection a week over the course of the next month or so. I'm going to do my best to include photos of other women wearing the pieces so you can see it on someone else besides me. 

But, I also wanted to share why you see so much of me on the website and Instagram. As a small (tiny or minuscule is a better word, really) brand, I do everything. I design each style, attend trade shows and meet with suppliers to source fabric, meet with my pattern maker to develop styles and coordinate production, fulfill all orders, manage social media and the website, schedule and plan all photo shoots. I also model for all photo shoots because I serve as the brand's fit model and as such have a sample that can be photographed in advance of a product launch.

Sneak Peek #2 - Summer 2019

Sneak Peek #2 - Summer 2019

I'm back with a second sneak peek of what's to come for Summer 2019, this time sharing the two dresses that will be in the collection. You can find photos of the tops and skirts here. 

The dress samples weren't completed at the time I drafted the previous blog post sharing the tops and skirts, so I wasn't able to share photos at that time. But, they have since been completed and I have a few iPhone photos to share. I'd also love your input on the design on one - so feel free to leave comment on this blog post or email me (meghan@meghanevans.com). 

Sneak Peek Summer 2019

Sneak Peek Summer 2019

I'm so excited to share some behind the scenes photos with you of what's to come later this year.

This will be the third ME Summer collection and I think it's our best yet! I've worked continuously to improve fit based on customer feedback and focus on designs that have sold well to date in an effort to give you exactly what you want. Meanwhile, I've gotten more efficient at sourcing fabric and am thrilled about the Summer 2019 collection.

How I Price Product: What You're Paying for When you Buy from ME

How I Price Product: What You're Paying for When you Buy from ME

Ever wondered how a product is priced? In the fashion industry, it's pretty basic. Industry norm dictates that you take the cost of materials (e.g., fabric, zipper, labels) and labor (amount paid for someone to sew the garment) and multiply that number by four to six, sometimes more. 

Sneak Peek of Fall/Winter 2018

Sneak Peek of Fall/Winter 2018

I wish I could say that I will be releasing the Fall/Winter 2018 collection this week or next. But, it won't be ready until the end of this month or early November. And I'm OK with that. We're a slow fashion brand, after all.  We're working to improve the production schedule, and I'm excited that we're on track to release this year's "Winter" collection a month ahead of last year's with even more styles.

In anticipation of the new releases, I thought I'd share some "in progress" shots of a couple of the styles.

Meet the Maker & Tour our Manufacturer's Studio

Meet the Maker & Tour our Manufacturer's Studio

I'm so excited to introduce the maker behind the Meghan Evans brand and share the studio space where our clothing is manufactured with you. As you may already know, I design all ME styles, source the fabric, and work with a woman-owned small run production company located in Washington, DC to manufacture the line. 

Inspiration Behind The V-Neck Top

Inspiration Behind The V-Neck Top

Sometimes this top gets overlooked. I get it. It's not as flashy as the double peplum. But, it's such a workhorse. Like a not so basic, basic. It looks good tucked in or left untucked thanks to the side-seam splits. And it's fitted without being too fitted (yet not boxy) thanks to the back yolk. The navy pinstripes function as a neutral and can be worn with just about anything. Pair it with your favorite work pants, denim, chinos, a pencil skirt, or shorts.

How I Got the Idea to Start a Clothing Line

How I Got the Idea to Start a Clothing Line

I've shared a little bit about how I got the idea to start this clothing line over the past year. But, I don't think I've told the entire story in one place and I was inspired to do so after sharing the above picture on Instagram stories.

Inspiration Behind The Pencil Skirt

Inspiration Behind The Pencil Skirt

I describe this skirt as "high waisted denim in skirt form". Why? Because it's made out of the same denim as your favorite skinny jeans. So it's stretchy, easy to move in, and my favorite part, it provides the same "holds you in" effect as high rise denim. Plus, it's appropriate for the office. So, it's the perfect piece of denim in my book.

Inspiration Behind The Double Peplum Top

Inspiration Behind The Double Peplum Top

My love for peplum tops knows no bounds. I find that they are extremely flattering no matter your height or shape. I know, some people are quick to say that they can't wear peplum tops. They've even tried some and they didn't work. But, I'm here to tell you that a peplum top can work for you, you just haven't found the right one.