Fall RIVER — Last 12 months, Fall River native Jeremy Lavoie bought his large crack as a style designer. Now, he’s creating on that achievement and bringing it again to his hometown as a great deal as he can.
“It’s so too much to handle, but it’s these types of a great feeling too,” he mentioned.
In 2021, Lavoie, worked with his brother, Jonathan Lavoie, and an additional associate, Stephan Solway, to launch J.L. Inventive Studios to offer garments he’s developed.
In the months that followed, his brand immediately picked up steam, with requests for his signature personalized canvas jackets and vests coming in from NBA players and musical artists.
And, he’s begun doing work as a personalized stylist for people like professional basketball participant Ta’Quan Zimmerman and celebrity vehicle broker Brandon Medford. He broke into that business by forming connections with men and women who acquired customized jackets from him.
“Now, it is come to be a partnership,” he mentioned.
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Now, Lavoie is acquiring seen by even larger providers like Carhartt, Fashion Nova and Ethika that are working with him and providing apparel for his purchasers.
Lavoie, a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee Superior School, started working with his alma mater’s vogue office previous 12 months to train students about the marketplace alongside with classes on sewing and design. He’s also worked with other educational facilities in the town like Talbot Center School and Resiliency Preparatory Academy.
On July 30, he’ll be web hosting an outside celebration (possible at Kennedy Park) to discuss to little ones about the fashion business, with designs for a handful of NBA gamers to show up at. Later on this yr, he also hopes to consider on a couple of Fall River students as interns and convey them to vogue events in New York Town and to his embroidery store in Providence.
Alongside with educating them the ins and outs of the business, Lavoie also desires to inspire young folks to acquire their have individual variations and have the self-assurance to market on their own and type relationships that can enable them in the long run.
“I get these questions all the time, ‘how did you fulfill all these men and women?’” he explained. “I want children to actually see, ‘you can do this also. You can make these connections also if you put the work in.’”
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