By Steven Gonzalez Marin

By Steven Gonzalez Marin

@stevenrenaissance

Fashion Development | Manufacturing 📍: China | Los Angeles 🌏 #enjoytheprocess 🔌
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I love to create. The process of bringing a sketch to life is amazing every time. I’m in the business of helping others bring their ideas into fruition. With that being said I would like to start giving people more guidance and advice on how to go about getting manufacturing, what their options are, how much money they should be looking to spend, breaking down the various processes, etc. Please feel free to email me or DM me with any questions. I’m also going to host a IG live session, for designers and/or aspiring designers with brands who want to take their brands to the next level or are looking to launch their brand. I will keep everyone posted on the date. Follow me and turn on notifications to make sure you don’t miss out.

13 Hours ago
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It’s funny we work all our lives seeking liberty. And in retrospect We end up sacarficing our liberty our entire lives stuck at work, in pursuit of liberty. I guess that’s why some people always say do what you love, because then you get a sense of liberty, of freedom within your work. I used to think starting and having a successful business was something i wanted. But boy do i hate the idea of business. The idea of having to convince people what you do is good, of having to provide good customer service so they’re happy, worrying about margins, and gains and losses, scaling, and all these marginal ideas that come along with business. I just want to create. I just want to bring my ideas to life and share them with people or help others bring their ideas into fruition. That’s it. If people like it and want to pay for it cool, if they don’t also cool.

3 Days ago
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Exploring new territory is like a drug to me. It brings me a high unlike any other. Takes away any pain, loneliness, sadness and replaces it with a feeling of inspired awe. Good weekend getaway in Guilin China known for its mountains and the Li River. Give me travel and good food and I’m good.... now back to work.

8 Days ago
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It’s a new year, that means the client list is opening back up soon. This year, will be an amazing here as I’m almost done opening up my own factory. With that being said, I’m really focusing on further improving the quality and timing of everything so will only be taking on a limited number of clients each season. So for anyone interested in developing their collections or new brands start planning what your orders now, because once the roster is full you’ll have to wait to next season. Look forward to working with amazing brands and creatives this upcoming year. Let’s get it!

17 Days ago
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It’s officially 2018 here in China. Another year in our lifetime in the record books. What an interesting year it was.... if i had to sum it up in a few words i would say it was a year of trial and error. I dealt with the highest stakes i ever have in my life. I traveled more than ever. I gained and i lost, Money, friendships, partnerships, relations etc. But at the end of it all i can hold my head up high because i know that i tried as best as i possibly could, regardless of the shortcomings and failures. And boy were there failures. But I will take those same loses and turn them into lessons to carry into the new year. I don’t believe in time, or the idea of changing because a new calendar year is upon us. I’m just going to continue to grow and build the foundations i have created in the past year. This was a year where i discovered, independence, which is strange coming from someone who moved out at 16. But after grinding for the past 8-10 years i finally started to reap my rewards. Thank you for those who played any role in my life this past year, you are appreciated, wish you serenity and prosperity next year and forever. Happy New Years everyone.

22 Days ago
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Those who know me know i don’t celebrate Christmas, or any holiday for that matter. But for those who do please focus on the core values on what this holiday represents and not get lost in the materialistic thing that it has become. Remember to teach your kids about love, compassion, and generosity. And be eternally grateful for the privilege of being able to celebrate at all. Merry Christmas. enjoyinglife

29 Days ago
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Shoutout to the realest cops i ever met. After losing my iPhone X in a taxi on Friday i was able to get it back today with the help of Find My iPhone and these two officers. After three the days the phone was finally turned on, and shit was in a village in the middle of nowhere. Went over there and tracked the building it was in. These guys come through, After 15 minutes of talking to the people who claimed they didn’t have the phone, the cop tells me to go and wait downstairs. 30 minutes later, he walks out with my phone and SIM card in hand. I couldn’t believe it. Times in China. memories

34 Days ago
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Art talks in China: I mentioned something in regards to intelligence, in response the artist replied, "intelligence is merely what we see and hear, that's the bare minimum, wisdom is what matters." How subtly yet deeply profound that statement is.

36 Days ago
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People in the US have this perception of China and Chinese manufacturing. When I talk to people in LA who are in manufacturing they like to tell folk tails to people and clients to try to convince them to keep manufacturing in the states. Yet I guarantee 99% of those people have never actually been here. Factory workers are not underpaid the way everyone claims they are. The seamstresses, get paid a minimum salary of workers in China. Very much like a Mexican in LA. They get enough to pay their rents, have food on the table, and get to and from work. Are we going to pretend like someone in LA or NY can survive by making minimum wage? Let’s focus on fixing that before talking poorly about one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

40 Days ago
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Trust is something that is very difficult for me to do. I have a hard time trusting anyone to do the right thing. This is why i suck at management or running businesses. I am much better at playing my role, and doing that as best as i possibly can. I never learned how to delegate because i am accustomed to always doing things myself. I oversee every aspect and element of everything i have ever done. Here I’m overseeing patterns, grading, measurements, fabrics, construction, production, prints, etc. Every detail matters, it drives me crazy sometimes. But when something is finished and done as close to perfect as possible there is no better feeling. enjoytheprocess

44 Days ago
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Texture.

44 Days ago
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Architecture shapes the way i think, and the see world. It does for all of us even if on a subconscious level. It is a constant never ending stimulant. Plays a major role in my esthetic and how i bring things to life.

46 Days ago
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It’s been one of those weeks where nothing goes right and it seems the entire world is against you. Makes me question, why do i even do what i do? Why not retired and go live on a mountain secluded from all the bullshit. But i just keep going, been going for 10 years now just trying to figure it all out. It’s a never ending process. But this is what we call life.

47 Days ago
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We are worlds apart you and I.

51 Days ago
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First step to making the sketch come to life. Patterns 101. enjoytheprocess

54 Days ago
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The goal is to make sure each piece is in complete alignment with the female body, laying perfectly on every curve. itsinthedetails

56 Days ago
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Developing 10+ collections a year is quite the process. I have to emerge myself in each brand as if it were my own. Each brand is my clients baby, so i know they want perfection. My job is to make that tangible. So much that goes into it , that no one will ever see. Been doing this for almost ten years and I’m still learning every day. Each collection is a new journey i go down with my client. Things never go as planned but i always do my best to make the client as happy as possible. enjoytheprocess

57 Days ago
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Every day is a new challenge and every day is a new lesson. I’ve been creating my whole life, different mediums, different industries. Fashion has followed me everywhere I go no matter what. I seem to always fall back to it somehow, from having my own brand to styling to producing and developing everyone else’s brands. I’m blessed to be able to help others bring their ideas to life. As challenging as it can be sometimes the outcome is truly rewarding. I’m thankful for all my clients and admire them for having the courage to live out their dreams, and not settle. Glad I am able to help. Hope you all kill it today. Let’s get it! enjoytheprocess

59 Days ago
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Process

63 Days ago
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Every detail matters, including how the fabric feels on your skin. How soft it is, how much stretch there is, how it will shape your body. I spend countless hours a week just picking out and testing different fabrics, after a while they all start to feel the same. So I have to stop and come back to it the next day. But something as simple as a 2% difference in the composition of the fabric can make a HUGE difference. enjoytheprocess

64 Days ago
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The process is something not many respect. An idea is an idea, but completely useless without those who bring it to life. Contact me to get your vision where you want it to be enjoytheprocess

66 Days ago
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I remember driving around the island and seeing a bunch of kids playing ball, so I had to stop and join them. I ended up challenging them to games of one on one. They’d never had the chance to play with an American before, they were all so intimated. But these two were brave enough to step up and play. The kid in the red, he was ready do I tell you. He wanted to beat me with all his will, you can see it in his face. That boy played his heart out those seven points. Granted I’m old and fat now, but the kid actually almost beat me, and he had sandals on! I hope the others gave him the respect he deserved after that. Sports are a universal language. It’s beautiful to be able to bond anywhere in the world even if you don’t speak the same language. Memories I’ll forever cherish. Where we ballin next?!! enjoytheprocess

67 Days ago
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Sometimes I just want to write. I’m not always sure what about, but i write because i feel like articulating all the shit that goes through my mind. I write to share my thoughts, which i hope connect with even one person going through similar situations. While i no longer live my life for others but for myself, i still deep down hope that while living the best and most liberated life i possibly can, someone is inspired in some way to do the same. enjoytheprocess

70 Days ago
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Esthetic

71 Days ago
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I used to plan everything. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted for the rest of my life. Had these goals and visions that I measured my worth against and I wouldn’t be content until I met them all. I would strive for this idea of greatness that in retrospect wasn’t natural to me. But I was convinced it was my purpose. Ask me now, and I couldn’t tell you where I will be tomorrow. I just look ahead to the next hour. I try to let the universe guide me and let go of the necessity to always feel in control. I could no longer tell you what I’m doing 10 years from now, shit I can’t tell you where I’ll be next week. But I know I’m living my damn life for maybe the first time ever. And live it I will continue to do. enjoytheprocess

73 Days ago
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One life to live. Why not live it? enjoytheprocess

75 Days ago
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I don’t believe in jobs. I hate the idea of a job. I haven’t had a job since I was 20. And I don’t want to give people jobs. I want to give people opportunities. Opportunities to have more independence. To break free of that slave/employee mentality. I want partners. Not employees. Most people can’t grasp their minds around that because they live their lives looking for the “security” a job provides them. Someone once said, those who sacrifice liberty for security, have neither. Be free. I started really living my life when I decided to just live, go with the flow of the universe, and trust my intuition. And every day I do it more and more. enjoytheprocess

78 Days ago
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I disguise myself as a human every day.

83 Days ago
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A little wine is good for the heart, keeps me balanced, lowers the inhibitions jussssst enough without compromising what you think you know. enjoytheprocess

89 Days ago
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Looking forward to new challenges, new experiences, and new discoveries of self. enjoytheprocess

91 Days ago
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I will be closing out my client roster for winter development and production at the end of this month, as I'm currently almost at capacity. It won't reopen until after the new year. Brands looking to take their brand to the next level and in need of a reliable manufacturing partner, please email me. Or if you're looking to start your own brand and have questions feel free to DM, I'll answer whatever I can and steer you in the right direction.

94 Days ago
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I'm always looking on how something could be better. It's both a gift and a curse. But this world is so saturated with mediocre trash. Forget politics and feelings and look at things objectively and you can distinguish between what's genuinely good and what isn't. Or maybe I'm just full of Shit. Answer this, is there such thing as good or bad taste? Or is it all subjective? enjoytheprocess

99 Days ago
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These LA fashion shows need to step it up. I see why no one takes LA fashion serious. If ya need a new coordinator holla at me. constructivecriticism

100 Days ago