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Meet Peter Jean-Marie (Millennial Mogul)

Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Jean-Marie, (Millennial Mogul),.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Born in Pompano Beach, Fl, raised in Naples, Fl. I was first introduced to the fashion industry at the age of 16. I started off as a print model and would later gain the liking of others on/off social media based on how I styled myself. I later decided that I had no interest in modeling for other companies and would now design/model my own clothing.

I was in high school then… looked up a few design programs/colleges to attend and I was soon accepted to one in Miami. While in college I participated in a competition (designing a dress out of chocolate). My chocolate design was displayed alongside other designers at the Miami International Mall. My design would later favor friends/shoppers/followers on social media.

That was where I first received my National recognition along with an award. I wore suits everyday to school and started designing my own blazers. I’d design them, model them, then post them… on my Instagram/twitter page. People were pleased and started making unofficial orders. The first blazer that I sold was for $300. My audience were people between 16-30, mostly college students.

I have been invited by many colleges (choice of student club leaders) to come out and give them a fashion show, one of them being University of Florida. I slowly started making a name of myself (word of mouth). That went on for a while until I graduated from college, April of 2018. I wanted to get to work ASAP and bring something official to the market.

I worked at Saks Fifth Avenue for a while, where I continued networking and learning about the business. On October 4th of 2018, I launched my tie collection and sold out the first month. My customers were mainly young, and I would be given the nickname “Millennial Mogul” by Jodi Pree of Coastal Breeze News.

Has it been a smooth road?
The beginning is always the hardest in my opinion. Being in a business where it’s about “who you know” and not “what you know.” Meeting the right people to speak to about starting a business has been a little challenging, but I thank God for making it happen anyway.

Starting from scratch is almost like building a sand castle. You have to be careful about where and how you position yourself because you can fall anytime. I’ve been able to design certain patterns to the liking of my audience, I’ve been able to market very well, I’ve been able to brand myself along the way… it’s all math equations to me. Your moves has to add up, and it has to make sense.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Right now, I am starting off with just neckties. I look forward to designing & adding different products to the menswear Line and will then start the womenswear line.

I was first known for designing a dress out of chocolate, then I was known for designing “ready to wear” blazers. My followers are young, my brand is young, and they see me as the next designer up. I can safely say that I’m known as the Millennial Mogul. The brand that’ll be to the liking of the Millennials.

I am not proud of anything… once I accomplish one task, there’s another behind the curtain waiting for me. What sets me apart Is my personality. No brand is ever the same, and you can’t repeat what has already been done. My customers only know the reason for supporting my brand.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Inspiration. Being inspired to continue chasing your dreams. No matter the difficulty, it’s important to always be inspired.

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Image Credit:
Ileyah Chippy

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