The story of Glenn Schlossberg is a familiar one that many of us know when reading up on most fashion designers. Mr. Schlossberg found his start as a boy when he spent his time in his father’s dress factory.
He learned the trade of the fashion industry from basically nothing and eventually went onto create an empire thirty years later. With his strong self-belief and unbreakable passion, Schlossberg launched his company called Jump. The brand Jump focuses primarily on providing young women with formal wear for events such as proms or homecomings. Throughout his three decade reign, Glenn Schlossberg has not only instilled his endurance in this industry, but he’s also gone onto add ten more additional labels under his belt. His success comes from being flexible with fickle trends and keeping a close eye on what’s to come. This talent of forecasting has put his brand above those that have fallen from grace as well as winning awards such as the Export Achievement Award and the Fashion Industry Exporter of the Year.
At the age of twenty-six was when he received his first million dollar check from a company called Montgomery Ward. Upon earning this check, Schlossberg exclaims that this first success guaranteed that he had made it.
Within the fashion world, if you want to make it, you have to be fast. It’s been established that Glenn has an extraordinary ability to deliver to the need of whatever trend is on the market, but that also means that his turnaround period is just as fast. It’s actually a twenty-one day turnaround time, from concept to shelf, that Schlossberg has developed. With how nimble production time is, this may make him one of the fastest in the industry.
With any career, experience is necessary for improving and building upon the past. Schlossberg’s choices and insight all comes from what he’s seen over the last thirty years. His quick wits has taken him all over the world to explore new patterns and ideas for his clothing, specifically to China and Korea. This inspiration has led him to creating his line, Onyx Nite. Onyx Nite is a line that caters to women that are on the plus sized realm of fashion. Much like Jump, Onyx Nite is a juniors formal wear clothing line.
Schlossberg also holds his community close to his heart when it comes to trends. Children are our future and Glenn has worked with cancer research and the American Ballet. Schlossberg has also partnered with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship which is an organization that helps under funded kids to train and inform them of the world of being an entrepreneur.
The final advice that Glenn can say to those looking to become an entrepreneur is to just go and put yourself out there. The longer that you wait, it becomes that much harder to become a success in this cut throat business.