ORDRE TEAM 12 January, 2018
ORDRE WEEKLY | THE NEW FUNDAMENTALS OF MANUFACTURING
Tags ORDRE WEEKLY, LFWM, Manufacturing, Supply Chains, Fashion Tech, Digital Fashion, Blended Reality, Production Cycles, Colette, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Retail, Fashion Retail, Retailers, London Fashion Week Mens, Craftmanship, Factory Pollution, Sustainable Fashion
Business Of Fashion
"Agility has never been more critical to success in the fashion industry. BoF breaks down how brands big and small are streamlining their supply chains."
"Digital change and technological evolution have led much of the change in fashion retail in recent years, and 2018 will be no exception. Drapers explores the most important digital trends in fashion."
"Amazon has earned a patent for a technology scheme described as "blended reality systems and methods," which could potentially be used to create a virtual reality-enabled mirror that would allow customers to try on different virtual outfits in their own homes, according to GeekWire, which first reported on the publication of the patent"
SPEED-TO-MARKET: HOW LUXURY BRANDS ARE PICKING UP THE PACE OF PRODUCTION CYCLES
"Labels like Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Helmut Lang, Burberry and Rag & Bone — all brands that could once call the shots around trends and fashion cycles — are adopting new strategies focused on increased flexibility and faster-paced production windows, in order to adapt to increasing competition and an in-control customer."
Business Of Fashion
"Department stores and boutiques are using new digital technologies and training to amplify one of the things that still differentiates them from online competitors: their seasoned in-store sales associates."
"For those who grew up with the Rue Saint Honoré staple in their backyard, it was much more than a store."
South China Morning Post
"Chinese students and tourists and Chinese Australian residents are responsible for up to two-thirds of luxury retail sales in Sydney and Melbourne and fashion brands are increasing their retail presence and grooming Chinese influencers"
"The young Scot is leading a generation of creatives who are playing with ideas of how men and women should look. Will they spark a social revolution?"
Business Of Fashion
"The integration of China’s online and offline retail space has been accelerating fast in recent months and December was a particularly intense one. A number of announcements were made by the country’s e-commerce giants demonstrating just how aggressive the battle has become to launch physical stores, experiential spaces and pop-up locations in a bid to close the loop around omnichannel strategies."
COMMENT: EMERGING BRANDS TAKE SPOTLIGHT AT SUBDUED LFWM
"The 11th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) drew to a calm and chilly end on Monday. While the overall atmosphere at the UK’s dedicated menswear showcase was much quieter this season, the lack of big, headlining brands focused attention on London’s creative rising stars."
""India is not known for fashion," Sachdeva began, nervously. "It's known for its textiles, its handicraft, and tradition — but not fashion." The New Delhi-based designer aims to explore transitional wardrobe staples of modest fashion, using innovative techniques to revamp and explore the ways that traditional and indigenous textiles of her home country can be manipulated and shared with the world."
"A new joint project by the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE)—a leading environmental NGO in China—and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is making it easier for clothing labels, and eventually even shoppers, to keep an eye on that pollution. It’s a map showing the official supplier factories for brands that have signed onto the effort, and the pollution each is producing, practically in real-time."
Designers who have wholesale showrooms currently open-to-ORDRE:
Designer ORDRE, PARDO HATS, Michele Chiocciolini, FAKBYFAK, SINDISO KHUMALO, Brandon Maxwell, IRMA CIPOLETTA, BAV TAILOR, cote&ciel, Hill & Friends, MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION, Names, PHVLO, Rockins
ORDRE is an online wholesale showroom for the luxury fashion industry that allows wholesale orders to be placed and managed through sophisticated yet easy to use technology.