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.
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
“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?
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”