GODSVILLE

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VALIDATED: DEFINE FASHION.

GODSVILLE: SELF EXPRESSION, MAKING A STATEMENT NOT WITH WORDS, BUT THROUGH YOUR OUTWARD APPEARANCE.

VALIDATED: DESCRIBE YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS.

GODSVILLE: MANY TIMES, I'LL GET WHAT I CALL A "VISION". THE PIECE WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO WEAR. WE PRESENT THOSE AND THANKFULLY THEY ARE WELL RECEIVED. OTHER TIMES PROCESS IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT, WE BOUNCE IDEAS OFF EACH OTHER, AND TRY TO THINK OF WHAT PIECES A GODSVILLE CUSTOMER WANTS AND NEEDS.

VALIDATED: WHAT IS YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE, AND HOW DO YOU RELATE TO IT?

GODSVILLE: WE WERE BOTH RAISED IN NYC. OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS EVERYONE. WE WANT GODSVILLE TO EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE AS AN INDIVIDUAL. BUT THE INITIAL SUPPORT HAS COME FROM THOSE IN OUR OLD NEIGHBORHOODS, COLLEGE FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THEIR INFLUENCE HAS ALLOWED US TO REACH A BIGGER AUDIENCE. OUR MOTTO IS, "EVERYONE LIVES IN GODSVILLE".

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VALIDATED: ARE YOU SELF TAUGHT OR DID YOU STUDY FASHION DESIGN?

GODSVILLE: SELF TAUGHT, WHEN IT COMES TO THE PROCESS OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON LEARNING THE DAY TO DAY FUNCTIONS.

VALIDATED: HOW HAS YOUR WORK EVOLVED SINCE YOU BEGAN YOUR OWN LABEL?

GODSVILLE: IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS, WE ARE MINDFUL OF THIS. PRESENTATION, PACKAGING AND AN OVERALL QUALITY PRODUCT IS OUR GOAL.

 

 

VALIDATED: WHAT IS THE BIGGEST LESSON THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED SINCE YOU STARTED YOUR COMPANY?

GODSVILLE: SOCIAL MEDIA IS UNBELIEVABLE. WE ARE ABLE TO CONNECT AND REACH SO MANY PEOPLE. THERE IS NO CEILING! 

VALIDATED: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG DESIGNERS?

GODSVILLE: FOLLOW YOUR DREAM, AND LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE. YOU MAY HAVE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, BUT WITH HARD WORK, AND DILIGENCE, AND GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

VALIDATED: WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO/RULES TO LIVE BY?

GODSVILLE: LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE AND ALWAYS SUPPORT AND WANT THE BEST FOR EVERYONE. HATERS NEVER PROSPER.

VALIDATED: WHAT ARE TWO ASPECTS OF BUSINESS IN WHICH YOU BELIEVE A NEW BRAND SHOULD INVEST RESOURCES?

GODSVILLE: QUALITY RAW MATERIALS, AND MARKETING. GET OUT THERE, MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE AND DELIVER A QUALITY PRODUCT. 

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VALIDATED: IS THERE A PARTICULAR DESIGNER WHO INSPIRES YOU?

GODSVILLE: MANY BUT TWO SPECIFICALLY: RALPH LAUREN FOR HIS LONGEVITY. HIS CLASSIC DESIGNS LIKE THE BASIC POLOS WILL NEVER GET OLD. WE'RE ALSO INSPIRED BY DAYMOND JOHN AND WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO ACHIEVE WITH HIS FUBU LINE. WE REMIND EACH OTHER DAILY OF HOW HUMBLE BEGINNINGS CAN LEAD TO GREAT THINGS.

VALIDATED: CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BRAND IN THREE WORDS?

GODSVILLE: SUPER, DOPE, FRESH - LOL! 

VALIDATED: IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO WEAR YOUR BRAND, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

GODSVILLE: NAS, HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A FLY CAT. HE'S ONE OF THE DOPEST DRESSERS. IT WAS NATURAL FOR HIM.

VALIDATED: DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PIECE FROM THE COLLECTION?

GODSVILLE: THE 2 PIECE JOGGER AND S/S ZIP FRONT HOODIE.

VALIDATED: WHERE CAN WE GET OUR HANDS ON THE COLLECTION?

GODSVILLE: WE'RE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM, BUT HOPE TO BE AT SOME SPECIALTY STORES SOON. 

VALIDATED: HOW CAN WE FOLLOW YOUR BRAND ON SOCIAL MEDIA? 

GODSVILLE: YOU CAN FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK @GODSVILLE_NYC.

 

Troy Hendrickson