Insight. Innovation. Impact.
TaylorMade Solutions provides retailers, educators, and entrepreneurs unique solutions to challenges you face in the fashion industry. Stephanie Taylor is an experienced fashion industry professional who has achieved success inside the industry as a buyer, retail manager, and merchandiser, as well as an educator, preparing young people for fashion careers. She holds a Master's degree in Human Development and Education, served as an Assistant Professor of Fashion; and was Department Chairperson for multiple Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs. This experience translates into Insight. This blend of talent, perspective, and success creates solutions rooted in Innovation. Individualized strategic plans that address your challenges produce measurable Impact!
Where Education Meets Fashion
Accreditation and Compliance
Earning and maintaining accreditation in the United States is a voluntary, yet essential process for institutions of higher education. Schools request to be evaluated and/or have their programs evaluated by an independent accrediting agency. TMS assists Fashion Merchandising and Design Departments become familiar with the accrediting agency's standards and prepares them for their accreditation review.
Fashion Department Relevance
Fashion Merchandising and Design Departments are challenged to be both relevant and competitive. In the fast changing world of fashion, curriculum offerings and faculty support must be adaptable, current, and directly tied to fashion industry reality. TMS has its finger on the pulse of the industry and can assist programs that are being developed, those that are in place, and those that require modifications.
Educational programs, especially Fashion Merchandising and Design Departments are challenged to keep up with changes in technology that affect instruction, all aspects of fashion commerce, and even clothing itself. Wearable technology, digital assistants, and increased use of meta and visual data present Fashion and Design Departments with unique challenges. TMS can help you adjust your programs to meet these developments.
Incorporating experiential learning into your Fashion Merchandising and Design curriculum is no longer an option; it is essential. Professional networking and other industry connections must start early in the student's learning. TMS can facilitate NYC field trips, exposure to fashion industry leaders, and key trade and fashion shows.
Retail Without Boundaries
Services That Make An Impact
TaylorMade Solutions is a fashion entrepreneur's link to the latest retail trends, developments, and opportunities in the fashion industry. Our services can help you regardless of the stage your business is in: concept, start-up, growth, or expansion.
Branding & Marketing
Entrepreneurs in the Fashion Industry must differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. Your brand and your marketing strategies are the most effective tools you have to tell your story. TMS can help you craft a compelling message and circulate it effectively.
Regardless of your retail strategy, people make buying decisions largely on what they see. Whether they walk into your store, log in to your e-commerce site, or purchase something on television, they experience your product visually first. TMS can assist you develop and improve your visual communication strategies.
The core of any fashion related business is the ability to generate revenue from the products or services that you sell. There are many options to consider when creating a revenue strategy. TMS helps you match the strategy that is most appropriate for your business to the market that you serve and the products that you sell.
Digital platforms enable retail without boundaries. Your business must be aware of the digital options that are available to you from operational applications such as POS systems to online e-commerce; digital styling, wearable technology, and robust viral marketing. TMS and its associates can put you in touch with technology solutions that fit your circumstances.
Networking & Engagement