Episode 2 - Nathan Achorn: Outworking The Competition Is Neccessary

Nathan Achorn isn’t just your typical 22 year old male, he is an aspiring men’s fashion designer from Chicopee, MA. He has dabbled in everything from music production to film, graphic design, sketching, garment production, and more. Starting at Holyoke Community College, he now works on his passion at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. He’s a creative that pushes himself to try new things and learn from his experiences along the way. I grew up in the same city as Nathan: we went to opposite high schools and didn’t have much interaction. However, in the past couple of years I’ve been able to watch from afar the hustle and energy Nathan puts towards his craft. If you aren’t familiar with him, take the time to listen to this week's episode.

Podcast Overview

  • Who is Nathan Achorn today?

  • Started at Holyoke Community College

    • Wasn’t positive about what he wanted to do

    • More personal education - very valuable

  • Transferred to Fashion Institute of Technology - NYC, New York

    • Found passion in making clothes

  • Adjusting from a small city (Chicopee, MA)  to New York City

  • End Studios → Created with his friend Zach Rinvil

    • One primary source to put out creative products

    • Long-term venture - Brand with many variables to it

      • Bring everything into one studio location (New York or LA)

  • Dawn of Man Collection - April 1, 2016

    • Look book posted on Highsnobiety

    • 7 piece collection - Learning experience from start to finish

      • Created all products in-house instead of large manufacturer

  • 1-month Pop-Up Shop Chicopee, MA

    • Local brands retail products in store

    • Pizza party led to cops shutting down event

  • Planned a 1-month Soho, New York Pop-Up Shop - Couldn’t get the funding

    • $25,000+ / month to rent

    • Reached out to over 300 brands / guaranteed 1 night event if paid for slot

  • New adventure in the v-log world

  • Steve Jobs

    • “You cannot connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards”

    • What made Steve, Steve?

  • Cross anything off your bucket list today, what would it be?

    • Become a better runner

  • Live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

    • Los Angeles

  • Ask Bobbbaaaay any questions

    • Where/when this is getting released?

    • What made you start the podcast?

  • Where to find Nathan on social media?

  • What motivates Nate everyday to keep chasing his passion?

    • “Everyone dies eventually”