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    Innovations, Trends & Disruptions for Fashion in 2022

    In his final instalment for 2021, WhichPLM’s own Mark Harrop shares his thoughts on some key innovations coming to fashion next year.

    Design is so Much More

    In her latest post for WhichPLM, resident Expert Shoshana Burgett explains just how many roles we lump together under the term ‘creatives’, and how vital it is for designers to embrace digital change, using data to make smarter design decisions. Shoshana has held positions at X-Rite, Pantone, Xerox and currently runs colorkarma.

    Let Customisation and Personalisation Prevail

    At the close of last month, Mark Harrop of WhichPLM was invited to present to the Northern Clothing & Textile Network. In attendance was Sally Smallwood, Chief Wreckreator of WRECKREATION – a label based in the North East of England. Here, Sally shares her experience with us.

    What Will be the Role of the Creative Designer in Industry 4.0 for Textiles?

    In her second piece for WhichPLM this year, resident digital printing expert Debbie McKeegan explores the changing role of the ‘designer’ in today’s – and tomorrow’s – modern world. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel – an expert advisory practice serving the Creative, Digital and Print Textile manufacturing Industry.

    Process, The Digital Revolution and Material Exchange

    In today’s opinion piece, resident Expert Chris Hillyer discusses the changing landscape of 3D design, and the need for material platforms. Chris is the Director of Innovation at DECKERS Brands – who serve as Design & Innovation Partners to the Material Exchange project.

    The Designer’s Struggle with Materials

    In this second article of a four part series, Thomas Teger, CPO of swatchbook, takes a look at how materials are being used and represented in the digital design process and how, once again, design and engineering are seriously disconnected.

    The Design(ers) Problem

    Here, Thomas Teger talks about the challenges designers are facing in today’s digital product development process and product lifecycle management, and how existing tools are addressing their needs only partially at best, if at all. Thomas is co-founder and CPO of swatchbook and has over 20 years of experiencing in building software solutions and bringing them to […]

    Fashion 3D Visualisation: Need Versus Reality

    In his first instalment of a new series for WhichPLM Amnon Shalev, CEO & Founder of Virtuality.Fashion, introduces why our industry needs to get serious about adopting 3D. Virtuality.Fashion, powered by C-Design, believe in making virtual fashion prototyping effortless, affordable, and accessible to everyone. There is a “buzz” in the fashion industry around the adoption […]

    Design by Social

    In her latest exclusive for WhichPLM, Lucy Royle discusses the digital-social way of working that is becoming the norm in the fashion sector. She explores how socially-oriented PLM platforms are helping designers (and other key role owners) to quickly create fashion collections with the consumer very much in mind.

    Creatives are Redefining Fabrics in Digital Textile Printing

    In her latest piece for WhichPLM, resident digital printing expert, Debbie McKeegan, explores how creative are redefining fabrics. “The digital market is expanding at a rapid pace and it’s a tribute to the creativity of both the print and design industry working together that we are witnessing the removal of boundaries for designers.”

    Why Design Freedom is not Incompatible with PLM

    In today’s guest blog, Dassault Systèmes, discusses PLM from a designer’s perspective, and shares the capabilities they should expect from a creative solution. Dassault Systèmes – or, the 3DEXPERIENCE company – is a French multinational business that specializes in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and PLM software