New Name--New Theme
The last of the paperwork has been signed, and we are proud to announce that Volante Design is now officially Volante Design, Inc. It’s a somewhat minor change, but it means a lot to us, and to the future of the business. Most importantly it will help us when we are ready to move forward with licensing partnerships in the coming months. With the name change and the long-awaited relaunch...
We’re changing things up server-side, and then rebuilding the site from the ground up. So volantedesign.us will be down and under construction for a few days. We think you’re really gonna like the new site. When it launches, the store will be live. More updates coming very soon.
bunnyharts asked: So its almost the end of April, actually one more day and it WILL be the end of April. And that's when the traveler bag was supposed to be delivered, according to Indiegogo...when am i getting the bag i payed for more then 2 months ago?
obsidiandarke asked: does this mean no demon killer?!?!??
Now that the announcement is out of the way...
One of the hurdles we are facing regarding the upcoming reveal is the website. Our web developer, who we love and have done a great job in the past, is currently completely swamped with other work and can’t take on the not insignificant edits to our webstore at this moment. If you think you are up to the task, send me an email at email@example.com and we’ll chat.
We're coming back!
It’s been a long time coming. We took more orders in the fall than we had the capacity to fill, and we’ve been buried under those orders ever since. But now, thanks to the help our everyone who contributed to our indiegogo campaign, we are now fully capable of designing accurate digital patterns, and the prototypes and test pieces we’ve made are looking better than ever. This...
crazyhart12 asked: Hey volante any news on the perks from the indiegogo campaign?
kingaratur asked: Does the post with the Batman style Assassin's Armor mean we might see the Assassin's Creed Line return soon?
Final Hours of the Volante Design Indiegogo...
We’ve made huge headway in the last few days, and will now be able to purchase the 3D software and streamline our design process tremendously. Now there are only a few hours left, by the end of the day today, the campaign will end. Any funding we receive today will help us to outfit our new studio, which in turn will dramatically decrease production time. Last chance to contribute! ...
Indiegogo Update #3: One week left! New Perk! →
We’ve come a long way with this campaign, and it’s all thanks to you, our loyal patrons. Now there’s just one week left and we’ve nearly reached our second goal. Help us out go with a bang! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/volante-design-superhuman-streetwear/x/1736909?c=home We are happy to announce a brand new perk: Traveler - $45 Receive a sling bag printed with the Volante Design...
Don't Be Afraid
We are going through some store updates over at volantedesign.us, and have temporarily taken down all of our Assassin’s Creed inspired product. Never fear though, they will be back, with a vengeance. -Enzo
simplyhuman2 asked: Do you have anything for people to put in suggestions for future designs?
Last Chance to Help Out with Assassin's Creed:... →
There’s just over a week left for them, and they really need our help. Every little bit counts! http://www.indiegogo.com/ac-artefact2/x/1736909
Update #2: What happens now that we've reached our...
Volante Design’s indiegogo. $15,000 was just the beginning. That was set as our goal because that is the bare minimum we needed to take this next step. Now that we are there, we can start working toward the fun stuff; the things that will really set us apart from other businesses. If you’ve been following the campaign, you already know that we are raising money to be able to purchase...
How much we are trying to raise, and why.
Here’s a full explanation of what we are trying to buy, and why each thing is important, and a supplement to the information on the indiegogo page. Pattern Digitizer: $2,685 Optitex PDS: 2D: $9,700 3D: +$10,000 Animation: +$2,500 = Total: $22,300 Plotter/Large Format Printer: Small/4ft: ~$4,000 Larger/5+ft: ~$14,000 Why exactly is all that...
Volante Design Launches An indiegogo Campaign! →
Help us take the next step to becoming a leading clothing company. http://www.indiegogo.com/volantedesign/x/1736909 We’ve come a long way, making patterns by hand, cutting and taping tiny pieces of paper together, spending as much time adding seam allowance as it does to design the pattern in the first place. But if we want to keep up with the demand for our wares, we need to step up...
Happy New Year from Volante Design!
And what a year it will be. December 31st marked the end of Volante Design’s first full year as a business. Before the start of 2012, Volante Design had only made two jackets, the Snikt, and the Captain America. On top of that only the Cpt. coat could be considered an actual sale. So, January 2012 started with an average of less than 1 order a month but in late September we got more...
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year...
In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve decided to make you something. Sorry I didn’t have time to wrap it, In fact it’s nearly midnight where I am, so I cutting it close. Volante Design, and more specifically me, Enzo, has opened a new blog to run along side this ‘official’ one. The new blog is called Volante Inspiration, and will serve as a place for me to...
xaelith asked: I understand you're dealing with problems like people stealing your designs and such. I respect you're trying to finish disputes so you can get your stuff out there, but Enzo, Me and many others are already willing to buy your jackets. They're awesome and we're dying to get our hands on them. Maybe there could be some way we could buy them? I just can't wait any longer!!
Get out your bad review pens.
I hate to keep making these posts, but I’m tired of all the knock-offs being sold while I work diligently to get my orders back up so that more of the original Kenways can be on the street. Please, if you have a few minutes on your hands, go to the amazon link below and write up a 1 star review. If you feel so inclined, add a link to volantedesign.us in your review. ...
bbsoulcrush asked: Hello, i just wanted to say that i love your designs so much they are amazing but i have a question, as a bigger person being 6 foot 4 inches tall and having a very broad chest will there be X-large sizes available in the express purchase or will i have to make a custom order?
lunaluckystars asked: hi! So, I'm completely in love with your clothing line and by God if I had enough money would throw every dollar towards buying every piece you create, but I digress, I noticed you have coats but in your rough sketches have entire costumes. And I was wondering, do you only make the tops? or do you also make the pants, boots, cowls, gloves etc etc. Eager to know so I can collect the necessary...
Version 2.0 of the Volante Design Store is Up!
You can take a look at it at: volantedesign.us Unfortunately, this does not mean orders have reopened. We are still working hard to complete the initial run of Kenway orders, and have a few months left to go. The new layout is how the store will look as we move into expanding our portfolio. It is currently built to support the aforementioned Express orders, which will be produced on a larger...
mrakuheiryoku asked: I've seen your Connor jacket in other places for sale, HelloCosplay makes them as well.
kuiarasu asked: This is a pretty serious question. There are tons of pictures used here of your Assassins Creed (Kenway) Jackets on Ebay of people using your design. Do you have an opinion or anything to say about this?
Color Choice Polls
Pick your favorite. I know it will be hard, but I have faith in your ability. We’ll start with the Kenway, and the second poll will be for the Beaked Jacket. There’s no pressure here, this is just to give me an idea of what the most common preferences might be. if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('2835381c-5edb-4b80-b176-bc774e309e08');if (WIDGETBOX)...
Volante Design is moving up in the world!
What this means is that we are moving into Phase 2 of the business plan. Phase 1 involved taking custom orders for everything, and only making as many jackets as I had an order for. Phase 1.5 required hiring 1-2 employees to cover expanding orders—which is a phase that we blasted right through, thanks to the support you, our followers, have provided. In Phase 2 we will be splitting orders into 2...
Help out! Assassin's Creed: Artefact II →
Some of you may have seen Assassin’s Creed: Artefact; a short film based on the assassin’s creed series. Some revelations about the artifact of Yonaguni evoked in the first Assassin’s Creed game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pmmbJqG7a0 The first episode has an interesting story steeped in Assassin lore, and promising martial arts scenes, but the whole thing definitely has...
notezio asked: Enzo, are you ever going to put your other products on your official website? I am VERY interested in the modern assassin armor. Also, are you forever going to be a one man company? I mean more people = more orders going out which = more money which = more advertising.
konradr asked: will you have your own both at NYCC. also if you dont will you be there on olny a specific day