The apparel, fashion and footwear industry is a fast paced environment, where those hungry for innovation thrive. New product lines boast new trends, new technology, new standards. Yet in this everchanging landscape, one thing has remained a consistent cause for concern in recent years – fit….. Continue reading Using 3D Body Scanning to Solve the Issue of Poor Fit
The new year has passed, and social media is awash with post-mortems of last year, as well as ubiquitous forecasts on what will happen or what we should be doing in the coming 12 months.
At PI, our year-round interactions with manufacturers, their CIOs and IT leaders, gives us a thought-provoking insight into challenges faced by these companies. In 2016, perhaps more than previous years, technology…. Continue reading Step away from the bandwagon
Coco Chanel believed that “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”. It’s a view firmly echoed by Jonathan Chippindale (Holition CEO), as he considers innovation in fashion and retail and discusses the ground-breaking projects he and his colleagues have been working on. Fashion and…. Continue reading Using 3D & augmented reality to enhance the digital journey
Let’s face it; as Designers and Product Developers, social collaboration is at the heart of what we do; we take our inspiration from the world around us and share it amongst our teams to refine and drive product concepts and moods. And then, when we’re ready, we release these to our development partners to gather their input before we start to create products and raw materials….. Continue reading Apparel Design by Committee: We Invented the Social Enterprise!
A recurring theme at PI Apparel Berlin earlier this month, was how those of you working in luxury and legacy brands, which have for decades if not centuries, prided themselves in being heritage labels steeped in tradition, can appeal to a newer, younger and wider audience without alienating traditional customers….. Continue reading How To Bring An Iconic Brand Into The Digital Age
3D technology has made huge strides within the fashion/apparel space over the last few years with most brands either having already made a solid investment in the area, or at least recognising the need to invest in the near future. While the siloed benefits of digital product creation are already being realised, the true disruptive potential of these tools is only possible if an end-to-end…. Continue reading 3D Apparel 2.0 – Connecting PLM & 3D
The future has arrived and its automated, yet many manufacturers are still living in the spreadsheet stone age.The same was true of Sport Obermeyer. An overcustomised IT system that no one knew how to use, meant people were relying on spreadsheets. What’s wrong with spreadsheets the Luddites ask?…. Continue reading Supply Chain Efficiency In Under 12 Months
It’s changing the world. Not only in apparel or luxury goods, but in every industry across the board. – Frank Furlan
Wearable technology has been around for some time and the general consensus in the fashion industry is that it’s here to stay. Some go one step further in saying this is one ‘trend’ all brands must adopt to stay viable….. Continue reading Is Wearable Technology Fashion’s New ‘Little Black Dress’?
For a leaner, more efficient global business, DKNY knew they would need to overhaul their current IT systems architecture. They decided on a full enterprise wide suite of tools including PLM and ERP selecting RLM as a partner, and identified future projects that would arise given the magnitude of the transformation….. Continue reading IT Systems Transformation: The DKNY Story
3D technology is a business and design enabler, and with the right tools in place you can improve lead time in today’s age of instant gratification, efficiency where many brands are searching for ways to be more profitable, sustainability – a global agenda, and bringing it back to the consumer by enabling them to engage with the design process. However, many apparel brands haven’t embarked…. Continue reading Your journey In 3D Technology