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Avis Collection

Added Aug 7, 2011

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...






It’s been a while since I’ve posted projects on BS, because I’ve been busy writing a business plan to start my own clothing line. Previously, I was completing various random projects, but now I’m focus on one specific thing now. So I’ve deleted over 35 projects in my studio, changed the banner and started a menswear line named ZE (pronounced “zey”). ZE Menswear specializes in Exclusive Designer Tanks & More. All the garments are handmade from scratch, including the patterns.

This small collection, named Avis (meaning bird) is inspired by Aviation. It incorporates soft subtle colors of light grey and cream contrasted with charcoal. Recycled pieces of bottom weight fabric (charcoal color) and tarnished D-rings are used to create a vintage/grunge aesthetic. The strong lines and deep cuts accentuates the chest and shoulders for a strong masculine feel. Several pieces can be worn with jeans or pair with a jacket/suit for a dressy look.

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By kelepso at ZE Menswear

Material Notes

Jersey, Reclaim D-Rings & Bottom-weight cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Grunge, Military
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 8, 2011, 04.12 AMby ladykatza

    Menswear is definitely your strength. Go with it, I’m liking it so far.

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      Aug 9, 2011, 12.18 AMby kelepso

      Thanks Ladykatza

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    Aug 8, 2011, 03.48 AMby cantare

    Alright Kelepso! I see the talented designer being the modern bizman! How exciting, I’ll keep tabs to see how you do. You have my support and I’ll spread the word!

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      Aug 9, 2011, 12.18 AMby kelepso

      Thanks cantare. I appreciate it.

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      Aug 10, 2011, 04.26 AMby cantare

      Oh btw I am secede_for_men on Twitter :)

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      Aug 10, 2011, 02.31 PMby kelepso

      Oh! Awesome! I joined your blog. Thanks for the support. Best!!!

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      Aug 11, 2011, 04.04 AMby cantare

      You’re sweet, kelepso, thank you! Sheez I need to update my blog…I’m such a slacker!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 10.18 PMby knt831

    Love them all!! Very cool!

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      Aug 8, 2011, 02.41 AMby kelepso

      Thank you knt831

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    Aug 7, 2011, 09.58 PMby urbandon

    Very nice collection. Stylish and subtle. well done.

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      Aug 8, 2011, 02.41 AMby kelepso

      Thanks urbandon

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    Aug 7, 2011, 08.07 PMby max

    Kudos on starting a line! Concentrating on one thing is something I definitely need to do. Has it been difficult for you? BTW, Love the shirts!

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      Aug 8, 2011, 02.41 AMby kelepso

      Well, I wrote a business plan prior to starting my line. The only difficulty I have is being patient. I want to make everything yesterday to fill my Etsy shop. So having patience is my greatest challenge.

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