Kollab® is an authentic streetwear brand from Kolkata, India. The brand behind Kollab Franchise caters to the hip hop, skateboarding, street and youth cultures at large. The brand produces clothes and accessories and is making a name for itself in the underground artist scene of India.
Kollab® has been featured in the Title Track of the movie “One”, on Entrepreneur India Magazine and I Am Entrepreneur.
The current product line is neither described as “For Men” or “For Women”. Neither is it labeled unisex although 90% of customers who wear Kollab are men. So Kollab might introduce a female line exclusively for women in the future, however at present Kollab is content just expanding the current lines and offer more stylized fits and designs without restrictions on who buys the clothing.
The range comprises, now and in the future of clothing – T-shirts in various fits, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, etc. and accessories – caps and hats, socks, bags etc.
Kollab franchise requirements?
You need to be passionate about the hip-hop culture while traversing the Kollab franchise partnership. FranTiger will assist you getting the franchise along with the complete hand-holding support.
Artist Mekhola Bose with Kollab
In order to open a Kollab franchise store in your area, you need to possess:-
1- Minimum 800 sqft space in a commercial area with more than average footfall.
2- An investment budget around ₹15 Lakhs to begin with
3- With 3 staff members, you can scale up to a high street model.
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QWhat is Kollab?
Kollab is an authentic fashion label from Kolkata, started by Creative Director Jayanta Samaddar and Bhargav Sidagam in 2016. The name Kollab is an abbreviation of "Kolkata Lab" which tells the story of how the brand started - a by-product of "labbing" or playing with ideas.
It is also a play-on-words for "collaboration". The Founders also being performing artists draw inspiration from hip hop and street culture and how very often what is presented for display is a collaborative output of many ideas. So in some way, Kollab is an extension of the Founders' psyche, some way it is an amalgamation of all the experiences of human history, art and culture.
Thus, Kollab also uses the slogan "The Artist Brand" as not only a brand by artists but of artists and for artists.
QWho can wear Kollab?
The Founders are of the belief that fashion is a reflection of society and how people think. Kollab is a youth fashion brand aimed at those that wish to retain their individual identity yet belonging to a cult of those with Kollab's fashion sense which is putting creative and artistic expression at the core of individuality.
QProduct line now and future?
QAbout the Founders and brief history of how the brand started.
Jayanta Samaddar and Bhargav Sidagam met online on Orkut back in 2008 and are both the co-founders of one of India's first B-Boy crews of India, "Break Guruz". They are well known in the underground street dance circuit and have pioneered the streetdance scenes in Kolkata and Chennai respectively.
In 2010, Jayanta moved to Delhi for his Journalism and Mass Commnication degree while Bhargav went to design school in Latvia. All the while, they kept conversing on the next creative move they could do. Being present since the inception of streetdance and it's surrounding culture in India, they sensed how big the movement would one day become and floated various ideas.
In 2015, after being disappointed at an attempt to form "The Kolkata Lab" which was a proposed association of performing artists in Kolkata, Jayanta decided to start a fashion label with the solution to the problem - "If artists find it so difficult to collaborate, let us bring them under one banner. Maybe fashion, which knows no boundaries will unite them all and who knows maybe someday we could create greater artistic ventures together".
Early 2016 Bhargav moved to Kolkata. On 13th May, 2016, Kollab was incorporated as Kollab Lifestyle Private Limited and sold it's first design in the first day of December, 10 days before officially launching.