Castellano and Ortega shared the same beliefs that quick response to customers, use of computers, and disintegrated decision-making were important to build the business (McAfee, Dessain, & Sjoman, 2007). Zara model has become phenomena, and many fashion companies tried to imitate it, yet no one succeed to achieve the distinguish place of Zara in the fashion industry. One of the reasons for this originality is the innovation oriented process that has been used since the opening of the company. In the following pages, Zara model, innovation, process, flexibility and many other issues is going to be discussed through the answers to three questions. Q1.
Haute couture clothes are expensive and luxurious in such dresses you will feel like a queen or a special person. However, there is one more category pret-a-porter more known to us as ready-to-wear. We can’t explain fashion without haute couture and pret-a-porter that both are very important main categories of the fashion industry. The fact that many press and celebrities attend haute couture and prêt-a-porter fashion show to look their collections twice a year indicates that collections are a big issue of fashion each season during a period known as fashion week. Designers of haute couture and prêt-a-porter affect people who are interested in fashion and suggest to people fashion trend.
Product development cycle in fashion supply chain management and the potential benefit and issue relating to the use of product lifecycle management (PLM) systems Introduction Fashion is one of the biggest industries in the world. Having 4 basic season a year and more different season according to the retailer, customers expectation on the product changing frequently, it was easy to have more that hundreds of style of product per year for a well-known brand in US. In order to provide all the style fitting their target customer's need, a cycle of product development will hold to design product customer may want in the future and develop it to merchandise. In order to satisfy the market needs and keep the brand competitive in the market, designers need to do different type of research and analysis to get the idea of what the market want. But after knowing the demand, several of products will be designed base on the concept and developed so finally can come up with a product that can fit and sell to the target customers.
University of San Francisco “Zara: IT for Fast Fashion” Submitted to Dr. Helmut Buehler In Partial Fulfillment Of the requirements for the course MSIS 625 – IT Policy and Strategy By Cuong Le 4/10/2013 Defining the issues (Background and Problem Statement) Zara’s leadership molded a fast-paced business model where the company has three strategies and they would expect their current IT structure to complement each process of their business and decentralized culture. One of Zara’s strength is that the company has the ability to respond quickly to customers’ demands and fashion trends (McAfee, Pg. 3). Second, they have a decentralize decision making system, which permits store managers to make their own assessments about clothes and trends for their own specific store (McAfee, Pg. 3).
The final result of this phenomenon is for example celebrities wearing flip-flops and tattoos, the Saint Laurent’s FW13 collection with a strong influence of street style and even princesses wearing overalls (Princess Diana in the 80’s). 3. Personal perspective I believe the trickle up theory is one of the most influential methods nowadays in the Fashion industry since the 60s. The Fashion world shifted after the War, women started to have a different role in society and society itself changed. The people on the street started to influence the designers and Art was no longer an elite exclusive thing, making the Fashion world open up for everyone.
Shantwunequa Glover 9/24/2012 1. Why Windows Server 2008 comes in different versions? What is the significance of each version? Just as with consumer-oriented versions of Windows, Windows Server comes in several different varieties to accommodate features useful to different types of users. Large businesses are willing to pay dearly for operating systems that support dozens of processors and thousands of users, but a small business would be loathe to pay the same price when all they want is to run a small volume web server.
1. What makes Zara different from other specialty apparel retailers? What are the main differences in the business models of Zara and H&M? Zara is a part of the Spanish retail conglomerate named Inditex and is the leading retailer of fast-fashion. It represents one of the most successful retail stories.
Technology becoming out of hand for the future In the article “Why the future doesn’t need us” by Bill Joe (2000) states that in the future the world is not going to need us. He continues his argument by stating that computers are being created to do the jobs of humans, but a lot better, which leaves many people out of jobs. As of now there is not an industry that uses a computer to do daily work. Computers do make work more efficient, but knowing that humans may be voluntary to give up power to a machine. If humans do give up power to machines they may be capable of making all of our decisions for us.
"It’s no secret that assembling an outfit is like selecting social armor, and that what we wear has power over others". Vogue fashion writer Katherine Bernard taps right into the mentality of how putting together an outfit can unarguably be an enormous confidence boost. Our clothes and personal style can be more important than is realised; we tell our story through our fashion because our clothes are so often just an extension of who we are. During a recent visit to the 'Women, Fashion, Power' exhibition at the Design Museum in London, I developed my understanding that in the contemporary era, fashion has been utilised to represent, and to bring about, a change in the status of women. Throughout history, style has been a indication of wealth, status and power.
Focusing on at least 2 photographers, give an account on the relation between photography and fashion or photography and advertising. Since the invention/discovery of photography, fashion has always been a prominent area for photographers to shoot. With the popularity of fashion magazines and journals throughout the 20th century photographers could now capitalise on this market whilst also showing the public their artistic vision on a huge scale. Fashion is a form of conveying identity, what we wear indicates who we are as people, our personalities, where we stand in life, our social level. Although many may consider this extremely shallow, this is exactly what the fashion magazines are selling to us...identity.