Inspired by a recent Webinar by industry insider and Lectra’s director of fashion and apparel marketing Anastasia Charbin, this post covers some of the most pertinent trends, influences and factors impacting our industry.
In this series, we have seen the importance of collaboration and a design-to-cost approach. In this, the third in their series of guest blogs, Lectra continues to discuss how the emergence of hybrid business models is changing the landscape of fashion from. Here, the company focuses on how 3D technology has radically transformed the […]
In the second in a series of guest blogs, Lectra continues to discuss how the emergence of hybrid business models is changing the landscape of fashion. Here, the company follows up on last week’s instalment to take a closer look at the need for a design to cost approach.
In the first in a series of guest blogs, Lectra discusses how the emergence of hybrid business models is changing the fashion business landscape. This instalment emphasises the importance of team alignment and supplier collaboration when it comes to mastering end-to-end product lifecycles.
In this exclusive guest blog, Jamie Pappas (Senior Vice President at PTC) and Vipin Goyal (Senior Manager and Retail, Apparel and Footwear Practice Leader at Kalypso) present a measured and practical approach to delivering on the promise of PLM within the retail, footwear and apparel industry.
For CEO’s it is of course important to ensure that brand values are respected, but innovative designs and good quality garments are not enough, they must be done profitably to keep apparel companies in sustainable growth. How can this be achieved?
The ecent recession has made consumers even more money conscious, surveys have shown that good quality in garments are an imperative because of better value for money. Garments with longer life are also more sustainable, not filling landfills with throwaway fashion.
Fast fashion and an increased number of collections mean that designers must produce more individual designs than ever before, within the same timeframe. With this increased pressure in mind, how can companies separate themselves with the kind of unique, innovative designs that are so important for brand image loyalty?
In previous chapters we focused on people and tools as elements of product development. This post outlines the value of refining processes to maximize efficiency and concludes on this series of blogs. Blog 4/4: Process, by Kate Robinson, Editor at Lectra The most important process in apparel development is the sharing of information. Most of […]