fashion bloggers within a month of launch
celebrity labels clipped, liked and bought
"Vinfotech, as a UX driven company, provides support every startup should have when bringing their product to market."
The journey of Frenzy
James Chang, Co-founder Frenzy, approached us with a tall order. He dreamed of a fashion-aware community who would have access to buy a Dior design showcased in Paris Couture week or Princess Kate Middleton outfit, from anywhere in the world. He sought a savvy team that would build him a visually appealing platform to unite fashion writers, snobs, fashion brands and consumers.
Is it possible to embed product tagging and buying right on the fashion blogs on a website?
We knew the answer to this question but we didn’t want to add this feature without fully understanding what the users really wanted and how they wanted it. We devoured hundreds of fashion blogs, reviews, reports of fashion labels, coutures, designers and stores to understand the demographic. Our market research and user psychology study led us to conclude that Frenzy was to fulfill the inherent need of the fashion demographic – the need to ape the exact styles of favourite celebrities.
Client's challenges & our solutions
There are too many e-commerce fashion portals, we need to stand out.
We will create a unique social platform enabling online shopping instead of creating an e-commerce website.
We are apprehensive about social platforms in terms of adding users.
We will add a social layer to this platform where users would be inspired to shop right from the fashion content they read.
We want all of our users to feel connected with the community.
We will segregate the entire fashion community into several categories while also making an exhaustive list of the most popular fashion writers and the brands that they use.
Is product tagging workable?
We can make it workable by embedding it smartly on the platform.
Users get an advanced search based on location, category, size, color etc
Product tagging on images
Shoppers can shop from the images in blogs and articles
Users get to collect the fashion products they like on a virtual wardrobe
Users can view multiple images in an article
As a fashion blogger, I want to post my blogs on a platform of informed community
As a fashion blogger, I want to earn fame and respect for my objective and informed reviews
As a user/reader, I want to stay updated with the in-and-out fashion on a daily basis so I could update my wardrobe
As a user, I want to be able to buy the things that I read in fashion blogs, reviews or fashion week reports
As a user, I want to have access to the dress worn by my favourite celebrity
As a fashion label/designer, I want reviews of my designs, collection on a trusted platform
Vinfotech helped plan, design and develop a fashion social network by connecting fashion bloggers and labels with fashion consumers. Utilizing our powerful social network framework, we were able to convert celebrity outfit pictures into discoverable and purchasable products.
While studying American fashion industry, we found common grounds to unite fashion users onto one platform. This became the foundation of both the consulting and development stages.
Engaging with Users
We categorized the fashion community into fashion bloggers, consumers, fashion designers, global labels and brands, upclass fashion snobs, wannabe fashion writers and so on. Our samples from actual fashion writers and enthusiasts helped us understand the two crucial aspects needed for Frenzy – aspiration fashion and informed fashion.
Business Assessment Document
Consolidated finding of entire market research and engagements with fashion bloggers and consumers into a high impact document.
Creative Development Workshop
People from various backgrounds like marketing, sales, design, technology and operations participated from our end with team Frenzy. The discussions led to creation of user profiles, personas and scenarios, which drastically propelled clarity of respective work to everyone.
We follow Design-Thinking methodology to Wireframing. After an intense creative development workshop we presented quick 7-8 wireframes. Team Frenzy had freedom to mix- match-add-delete-combine to quickly lead to their perfect wireframe.
User Interface Design
We moved back and forth between our designers and team Frenzy to accommodate all that was important to conclude on one perfect design. We involved a few bloggers and users to test final designs to check on its appropriateness, ease of use and overall appeal.
A working prototype without database was prepared to give the feel of a working model, to check on the application flow.
In no time we got into the development phase, giving final touches to the product.
Tested the product first internally. Launched Beta Version for users to test. Incorporated users’ feedback and launched the next version.