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Help April Killian get to Milan Fashion Week

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Hi lovers!

For those who don’t know me, I’m an entrepreneur. I own a beautiful business specializing in handcrafted luxury, I’ve worked with movies, TV shows, and multiple celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Christina Aguilera. My work was recently featured in Wakanda Forever and has been featured in over 20 TV shows and Netflix Productions. We’ve also had the privilege to work with Canada’s Dragrace multiple times too! In the Last year, we've been invited to Paris Fashion Week and from it we've had the incredible honour to be showcased in Glamour, Elle, Vogue and more! We've made such a mark with my collections last September that they invited us again to present for Milan Fashion Week in September!
My business and my team are my biggest pride. I can’t believe this incredible opportunity is falling into my hands again and I don’t want to miss my chance to leave a mark in Fashion History. I’m currently looking to friends, family and my wonderful lovers to help me reach this incredible goal!

The runway is September 22nd and I need to be there a few days before for fittings and decompressing. I also need to stay a few days extra to work PR and make business relations.

I need to create entirely new designs that will dress up 8 Models.
My goal is to leave between September 18th to 26th.

These funds will help cover

Designing and Creation Fees : 25 000$ (Lots of Work)
Plane for 2 (me and 1 employee) : 2400$
Hotel Room (located near enough to the venue to walk or short cab ride) : 2800$
Opportunity/ Models/ MUAH : 4500$
Food and Other Costs : 1500$

Why am I looking for funding
While we are working with fundings and options to make this opportunity possible, we are looking for funds to make this opportunity memorable. I would like to be able to give it my all and really impress the viewers and international audience. This year, for the Milan Runway, i have chosen to work on an incredible Wedding/ Bridal inspired theme that will really put forward my businesses savoir-faire when it comes to delicate details and intricate designs. Last year was about the WOW factor, the bold and unseen, this year we want to showcase beauty in the details, definition, finish, quality.
This is a very big opportunity for my career and business. It means so much to me. Your contributions will allow me to cover daily costs, allow me to enjoy my time without stressing too much ( ill be freaking stressed).

Donations

I’m very thankful of all donations! Your love and affection mean the world to me and I’m so touched by your support!

Why I need this opportunity

My business has been continuously growing for the past years, keeping me on my toes with new challenges and opportunities. I now feel that I’m in a place comfortable enough to reach for something as big. My team is also solid; we’ve been working together for years. They are solid enough to take this opportunity and see it shine but also create the products that will come out of this new popularity and maintain the space while I’m away. I’d like to be able to see myself the way others see me, a successful designer. In my head I’m either too humble or shy to step my ground and be proud of everything I’ve accomplished. I feel that this opportunity would give me the backbone to. I don’t lack pride in my art, neither confidence that I’m able to do it. Maybe it’s a bit of imposter syndrome in such a big and loud field.
I also need this opportunity to step into another niche. I’ve designed for big names and would love to do more. I feel like placing my art into a niche that is more Haut de Gamme would allow me to create more extra pieces on a day to day. They inspire me to do expressive and statement pieces that come from the heart.
I need this opportunity because I want to be a part of the wave of young designers taking space into a whole that is dominated by Big Brands. I want to remake high-end fashion mean high-quality again.

More about my business

I can’t give a lot of details without revealing too much about my personal life and identity.
But I can tell you that we have 9 years of celebrity endorsements, we have been in over 20 TV shows, and we’ve been working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.

We have received praise by local small business associations, naming us one of the businesses showcasing the province of Quebec on an international level. We provide meaningful, stimulating employment to 6 people, uninterrupted even during the pandemic. We provide a safe space for our team to work in, we celebrate different cultures, backgrounds, heritages, capacities and more. We also provide a safe space for local creators with our shop that features over 50 local talents.

Thanks you so much for your time and support! This means the world to me. And I can’t think of any other people I’d want to celebrate this incredible victory with!

xx
April Killian
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Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $600 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous
    • $400 
    • 20 d
  • Michael Martinez
    • $600 
    • 21 d
  • Virgil Davis
    • $600 
    • 1 mo
  • Craig MacDonald
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
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April Killian
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Montreal, QC

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