Fashion has always been changing the game with new trends all over the world, nationally and internationally. But there is one person who is taking her business to the top and that is Pyper Collection! She is a game changer with lots of taste and fashion trends for both men and women. O taste and see that Pyper’s Collection will have you begging for more!
TRGB Media: How did you get into the fashion industry? Was it something that motivated you to branch out and try it?
Pyper Collection: My love for clothes. Reconstruction has always been interesting to me since I was young. After finding out Alabama offer a fashion apparel program I started my journey. I came to college as a pre-med major but an old friend was a fashion major. She would always have me to do her projects and I enjoyed doing them so I decided to change my major and follow my dream.
TRGB: So, you graduated from the University of Alabama. How did college prepare you for what you wanted to do? By having a concentration in apparel and textile help your visual skills?
Pyper: The program was great and fairly smaller than the other classes on campus. I enjoyed the intimacy. The variety of courses required put the lifestyle of the fashion industry in perspective for me. When I graduated I felt confident in moving forward in the industry and pursuing a career.
TRGB: Why did you choose this particular industry for your career?
Pyper: My love for beauty and fashion! My family’s brand is also a beauty brand so it was ideal.
TRGB: Tell me about the family business, Salon Lisa Brown. How long have you been working there as a hair stylist?
Pyper: The salon has been open for 7 years now. I worked as a shampoo assistant at the age of 17, went off to school and worked on weekends until I graduated. I then became a junior stylist for a year and was recently promoted to senior stylist and salon supervisor.
TRGB: When starting the fashion retail business, what were your goals and visions for your business?
Pyper: I want to build an empire. My goal was to be affordable but fashion forward. “pypercollection” is a lifestyle brand. I want everyone to be able to shop and be apart of the collection, even the dogs. (We do offer doggy apparel as well)
Model wearing a chic bathing suit in Pyper’s Collection
TRGB: Did you have a business and marketing plan?
Pyper: My publicist went to school with me and happens to be my best friend. She had plans to expand via social media. We recently flooded social media on my release of the collection which fell on my birthday. The idea came from my sister, Chyna. We created a countdown to create anticipation and now we are 86 days in.
TRGB: How did the creation and birth of “Pyper Collection” came about?
Pyper: My name is Pyper so originally it was going to be “Pyper”. I wanted a retail store and needed something catchy but ever-lasting. “pypercollection” was given to me by my mom. I admit it had to grow on me but now I love it.
TRGB: Tell us more about the Closet Collection. How did you determine which collection gets what?
Pyper: The closet collection is a super great deal, I recommend it to any one looking for fashionable things at an affordable price. The items in the closet belong to one of my family members and either has never been worn or worn one. If you think about it people wear the clothes in your favorite store all the time. Being in the retail industry taught me that. So it is consignment, but high fashion.
TRGB: How was the Chyna and Phillip collection transcribed?
Pyper: They are my two siblings and family is everything to me. Chyna is my manager and my brother has a t-shirt line called “#Details” so when I came up with the business I wanted them to be a part of it.
TRGB: How long have you been in business?
Pyper: 86 days, almost three months.
TRGB: When it comes to choosing the pieces and look for your fashion collection, what was your motivation? How did you create the look? What was the motivation behind it?
Pyper: The first collection was inspired by nature and traveling the world. It is called the “butterflycollection”. I use my mentor/seamstress Sonia and myself to create the items.
TRGB: Have any pieces of the collection been modeled in fashion shows or events?
Pyper: Not yet, but definitely keep an eye open for us on the runway.
TRGB: Any future projects/events coming up?
Pyper: Yes, we have winter community service events. I love giving back. We also will be hosting pop up shops at your favorite stores.
TRGB: What is next for Pyper Collection?
Pyper: More to come. We will expand and begin to add more as we grow. We are going global this fall and expanding to other countries. I vision my brand as being a fortune 500 company. We also are looking forward to being on the runway for NYFW. It’s all in God’s plan.
TRGB: How can readers connect with you and shop?
Pyper: Visit the website www.pypercollection.com and connect via Instagram. @pyper____ and the store Instagram @pypercollection!