This year is pretty exhausting for me personally. Although I need to be thankful that in our 3rd year, we finally get to bring our products to a brick & mortar store, it’s required a lot of extra works we didn’t anticipate before. It consumed more of our time and energy, dealing with one obstacle to another. We learned quite a lot and gained a lot of knowledge on how the retail world actually works. Though we’re still baby crawl into the dark, at least we already put the first step into it.
As 2018 draws closer, I need to focus on preparing the next year collection. Last year, I was pretty sure and ready with my theme concept. I have a clear vision of the theme and the direction I want to take. We ended up releasing only 1 set of collection, breaking our own promise of releasing 2 sets of collections per year. I think the collection was well-received and I didn’t need to sacrifice myself to create such a mainstream design like the abstract-brush-strokes-watercolor design.