ORDRE Weekly

This week looks at Vietnam's potential to be a leader in sustainable manufacturing; retail's challenges in 2018; China's struggle to build a global fashion brand and more

  • VIETNAM’S CHANCE TO BECOME A LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION MANUFACTURING
  • FASHION BRANDS ARE TOOLING UP TO CREATE CUSTOM CLOTHING IN MINUTES
  • CHINA IS STILL STRUGGLING TO BUILD A GLOBAL FASHION BRAND – NOT THAT PRODUCING A WORLDWIDE LABEL MATTERS
  • WHY PRIVATE EQUITY IS STILL CHASING FASHION
  • TURNING PHYSICAL STORES INTO LIVING ADVERTORIALS
  • HOW PLAN DE VILLE'S FOUNDER IS EMPOWERING EMERGING FASHION DESIGNERS
  • SINGAPOREAN, AUSTRALIAN AND INDIAN FASHION DESIGNERS IN PARIS AMONG EXPAT STARS TO HAVE SEIZED THE SPOTLIGHT IN COUTURE CAPITAL


MILLENNIALS WILL SPEND MONEY FOR ECO-FRIENDLY CLOTHING

Refinery29

"While it isn’t a secret millennials are choosing to shop mostly from the comfort of their homes, there are new developments about the brands they’re choosing to shop, and why. In fact, studies show when brands incorporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility into their DNA, millennial shoppers are more likely to spend their hard earned money on those products."

 

VIETNAM’S CHANCE TO BECOME A LEADER IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION MANUFACTURING

South China Morning Post

" The world’s fifth biggest textiles and garment exporter, Vietnam is cracking down on polluters, while foreign investors are building new factories to higher standards and using more environmentally friendly manufacturing processes" 

 

TURNING PHYSICAL STORES INTO LIVING ADVERTORIALS

Business Of Fashion

"As transactions move online, physical retail must amp up the drama."



HOW PLAN DE VILLE'S FOUNDER IS EMPOWERING EMERGING FASHION DESIGNERS

Forbes

"it comes as no surprise that she turns to Instagram to discover fashion designers to source from and employees for her fashion company, Plan de Ville. Smith and her team source luxury fashion from emerging designers in their debut collection for the e-commerce site she founded in 2014." 


JD.COM PLANNING HUNDREDS OF UNMANNED STORES

Retail Dive

"China’s JD.com plans to open hundreds of unmanned convenience stores using facial recognition technology that allows customers to pay without standing in a checkout line, according to a recent report from The Telegraph."



CHINA IS STILL STRUGGLING TO BUILD A GLOBAL FASHION BRAND – NOT THAT PRODUCING A WORLDWIDE LABEL MATTERS

South China Morning Post

"Designers like Huishan Zhang are popular and international buyers flocked to Shanghai Fashion Week, but with a booming middle class and big spending individuals at home, China’s industry can still flourish within its own borders"



FASHION BRANDS ARE TOOLING UP TO CREATE CUSTOM CLOTHING IN MINUTES

Wired

"From bespoke footwear to monogrammed scarves, fashion brands are increasingly offering custom-made luxury clothing"



WHY PRIVATE EQUITY IS STILL CHASING FASHION

Business Of Fashion

"Private equity firms are steering clear of traditional fashion brands, but those with disruptive models remain prized acquisitions."

 

SIX CHALLENGES FASHION RETAIL FACES IN 2018

Drapers 

"Experience became an industry buzzword last year, as multichannel retailers sought to drive footfall to their increasingly expensive bricks-and-mortar stores – and the pressure to create a unique and on-brand in-store environment is likely to increase in 2018"



SINGAPOREAN, AUSTRALIAN AND INDIAN FASHION DESIGNERS IN PARIS AMONG EXPAT STARS TO HAVE SEIZED THE SPOTLIGHT IN COUTURE CAPITAL

South China Morning Post

"The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark"