It was such a pleasure to spend a recent Saturday afternoon with Skylier Blanchard in her new fashion production studio. Skylier has opened Skylier Wear in West Oakland.
I learned so much from Skylier that day. I had never stopped to think about how much it takes to produce clothing. Design is just the starting point. Then there are patterns to make; sizing to figure out; testing to be done … and then, marketing. As Skylier says, “Anyone can design, but can you sell? Can you market?”
Skylier can do it all and she’s doing it. She has been working toward running her own clothing production business for the last twenty years. With an incredible drive and work experience from companies like Lilli Ann and Esprit, Skylier is now well on her way to fashion production stardom.