Manuel's New Vision -- The Future of American Apparel

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Manuel
Fashion
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
4 Team Members

Manuel's New Vision Project

Manuel is embarking on an exciting project to revitalize American Fashion by developing a new line of "one of a kind" products that will feature traditional Manuel flair and quality at an affordable price. Setting out to raise $250,000 in new capital for this project and its operations, Manuel will also be contributing to his beloved Music City by creating employment opportunities in the community and introducing his legendary design techniques to the next generation of fashion designers.

The New Vision

After decades of dressing the biggest names from country music, ock and roll to Hollywood legends and heads of state, Manuel is launching a new line of affordable high quality "one of a kind" pieces with the same superior craftsmanship associated with the Manuel brand.

Manuel's vision is to use the early 20th century artisan and craftsman techniques with 21st century technology to achieve lower price points with Manuel quality made in America.  You can learn more about Manuel's new vision by checking out the video in the UPDATES TAB.

Who is Manuel?

Manuel's original designs have become the trademark of true American style. Manuel was responsible for making Johnny Cash the "Man in Black." He crafted Elvis’ signature gold lamé suit. He fashioned the garments Bob Dylan wore when performing for the Pope. He has dressed all four generations of Hank Williams. And, if this is not enough to bring him a legendary status in music history, you can thank him for both The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead’s notorious insignias. But it doesn’t stop here: presidents, athletes, dancers, artists and movie stars have also donned his glittering couture. He has created wardrobes for over 90 movies and 13 television shows.  You can learn more about Manuel by visiting http://manuelcouture.com or clicking on the Media Gallery Tab above to watch more videos about Manuel.

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Expect The Unexpected!

The fresh "New Vision" line will create a new chapter in American design by fusing elements of traditional American western design with new innovative design elements.

"New Vision" will include shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, jackets, boots, leather items and accessories (view some of Manuel's one of a kind merchandise by clicking on the Media Gallery Tab above). 

Do not expect to see the elaborate, and at times, over-the-top embroidery and rhinestone designs that Manuel is known for around the world. This is a "New Vision."

The Campaign 

Manuel needs to raise a minimum of $250,000 to: 

Purchase state-of-the-art equipment including screen printing, CAD design, embroidery, sewing and boot making equipment

Establish an artisan co-operative that will create the new clothing designs, boots and accessories under Manuel's direction

Restructure business operations to support his new vision

Produce first run items and promote them for sale in Manuel's store, retail establishments and online. 

The project plan projects that these new items will start in production in about 4-6 months and will be available for retail sale in about 5-8 months after the funds are collected.

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How Can I Contribute?

As a contributor to the campaign you will receive Manuel’s eternal gratitude and rewards for your donations such as t-shirts, clothing from the new line, accessories and special access to VIP events.  Please check out our list of  exciting perks to the right.  Also, view some of Manuel's one of a kind merchandise by clicking on the Media Gallery Tab above.  Some items are still in the design stages and, as the campaign progresses, we will update you with more details.

If you can't donate, please share Manuel’s "New Vision" campaign with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your blog, and by any other communication means.

Let's bring this "New Vision" campaign to light and preserve Manuel’s legacy for years to come!

 

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This campaign ended on May 20, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Manuel Wallet

    A credit card size wallet from the New Vision Collection.

    6 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Embroidered Scarf

    Manuel is known world wide for his signature scarves. Scarves will be a one of a kind from Manuel's New Vision Collection and will contain the number from the pledge.

    8 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $80USD
    Special Edition T-shirt

    Special limited edition high quality men's or women's tee with a silk screened image and designer's signature from Manuel's New Vision Collection. Available in small, medium, large, x-large and 2x-large.

    2 out of 800 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $125USD
    Accessory

    You may choose a one of a kind accessory from Manuel's New Vision Collection. Accessories may include hand crafted leather items, belt buckles, hats and hand bags. Designs for these items are not yet finalized.

    5 out of 800 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $200USD
    Premium Accessory

    You may choose a one of a kind premium accessory from Manuel's New Vision Collection. Premium accessories may include hand crafted leather belts, jewelry, notebook computer bags and tablet cases. Designs for these items are not yet finalized.

    1 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $350USD
    Accessory & Apparel Combo

    You choose one of the accessories described in the "Accessory" reward above and combine it with one apparel item from Manuel's New Vision Collection. Apparel items may include your choice of men's shirt, skirt, women's blouse, women's or men's pant, women's panty and men's boxers in the contributors specified size (i.e.. small, medium etc.). Designs for these items are not yet finalized.

    2 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    Premium Combination

    You choose one of the premium accessories described in the "Premium Accessory" reward above and combine it with one premium apparel item from Manuel's New Vision Collection. Premium apparel items may include your choice of men's or women's vest, women's gown, men's or women's western shirt and jacket/shirts in the contributors specified size (i.e.. small, medium etc.). Designs for these items are not yet finalized.

    2 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $750USD
    Signature Personalized Combo

    You choose one premium accessory and one premium apparel item as described in the "Premium Combination" reward above and customize them by choosing some design elements. These are serialized limited edition items with the designer's signature. Designs for these items are not yet finalized.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Collection Launch Event VIP

    You will receive 2 invitations to be Manuel's special VIP guests to the New Vision Collection Launch Event. VIP guests will attend the event with Manuel and participate in VIP only activities.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Brunch with Manuel

    You will receive 4 invitations to have brunch exclusively with Manuel at his private residence. You will also receive 4 invitations to be Manuel's special VIP guests to the New Vision Collection Launch Event. VIP guests will attend the event with Manuel and participate in VIP only activities.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Custom Design Item with Manuel

    Choose a New Vision apparel or accessory custom design item and meet personally with Manuel to discuss the design. You will also receive 4 invitations to be Manuel's special VIP guests to the New Vision Collection Launch Event. VIP guests will attend the event with Manuel and participate in VIP only activities.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $7,500USD
    Learn Design from Manuel

    You will spend a week working with and learning from Manuel, how to design and produce YOUR custom one of a kind item in Nashville, Tennessee. Transportation to Nashville, lodging and travel expenses are not included.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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