Fashion Services Term

Fashion Services Term by Apparel Search

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The world of fashion does not simply spin on its access without a bit of help.  Special services are needed to keep the finely tuned industry moving properly.   Fortunately, the industry has numerous resources at its disposal.  Thanks to the internet, service providers are easier than ever to locate.

In regard to fashion services, the term should really be split into two separate categories.

  1. Fashion Services for Consumers

  2. Fashion Services for the Apparel Industry

As you can imagine fashion services are helpful for both the apparel industry as well as for consumers.  Below are a few examples for both segments.

Industry Resources

Branding – brand concepts, development, marketing, etc.

Trend forecasting – color forecasting, trend spotting,

Tech Packs & Spec development

Sourcing / Production – factory sourcing, quality assurance, production line management, etc.

Design & CAD Service – logo development, trend boards, illustrations, etc.

Consulting / Business Advice – retail planning, marketing, logistics, technology system selection & implementation, etc.

Fashion PR Services – press release services, celebrity integration, media contacts, etc.

General Business & Company Law matters

Consumer Resources

Employment – resume services, recruiting agencies,

Self Help – weight loss best practices, beauty product tips, makeup application techniques, etc.

Stylists – hair tips, makeup tips, accessory suggestions, etc.

Consultations – fashion consulting, wardrobe suggestions, organizing services, etc.

Shopping – clothes buying services, shopping consultants, assistant shoppers, etc.

Regardless of whether or not you work in the industry or if you are a consumer of fashion, you are sure to find a service that can assist with virtually any aspect of the clothing industry, shopping, or style.  Did you know that even Apparel Search provides a few fashion services to the garment industry?  Well, it is true.

Below are a few services that can be reviewed as examples of what is available: 

Fashion Service Network: In response to the fashion industry's overwhelming need for innovation and multi-disciplinary approaches, twenty of New York's leading service providers formed the Fashion Service Network, a group of experienced and seasoned professionals delivering solutions and opportunities to the industry.  It is the goal of the Fashion Service Network to assist fashion companies seeking to expand, strengthen, and energize their business.  To accomplish this, the Fashion Service Network reaches beyond traditional resources and provides a new, all-encompassing service source for the fashion industry.  Learn more at http://www.fashionservicenetwork.com/

Fashion GPS is a suite of applications that enable internal and external communication – bringing companies and products closer to the marketplace.  From strengthening relationships with press, to connecting offices worldwide, Fashion GPS has the solution.  Fashion GPS was founded in 2006 in New York City. While working for a leading fashion PR firm, founder Eddie Mullon observed an industry relying on archaic, unnecessarily time-consuming methods. He created a revolutionary solution: GPS Samples – the industry's original digital tool for managing samples. Today thousands of users in 20 countries rely on their growing suite of services to power every corner of the fashion industry.  In 2011, they were dubbed Fashion 2.0's "Next Big Thing in Tech". With continued growth and commitment to innovation, they remain a leader in fashion technology.  Continue your research at http://www.fashiongps.com/services/

Accenture: To help fashion companies effectively serve emerging and mature markets, Accenture brings efficient global operating models, processes that manage scale and complexity, and strategies to drive growth.   Global consumer numbers are surging, as are new brands and shopping channels. Fashion is inherently an ever-changing industry. Customer preferences fluctuate along with burgeoning and fading trends. How can fashion and luxury companies keep pace with and even capitalize on these changes?  By capturing real-time customer insights across channels, they can plan for, and respond to, shifting demands to keep customers loyal to brands and longing for more products. Business intelligence tools can equip fashion and luxury companies to seize every opportunity to drive better customer centricity, greater wallet share and loyalty, and achieve better return on investment.  Their experience and insights have revealed that technology is a critical facilitator of success in fashion and luxury. Accenture can help fashion companies to exploit emerging technology trends to create sustainable value and respond to current challenges cost effectively.  Fashion companies also realize that analytics capabilities are crucial to compete effectively but face a major challenge in mapping out their journey to build an analytics-driven organization. We can help companies get started on that journey by helping them take an enterprise wide approach to building and operationalizing analytics, guided by a clear strategic vision.  Find more information at http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/service-fashion-services-overview.aspx

Software AG Consulting : Be a process trend-setter.  Be the trend-setter in the fashion industry by optimizing your processes with Software AG Consulting. We’ll help you fashion the best possible processes for your enterprise of any size so you can confidently take on new market conditions and new competitors.

Their specialists in process excellence in the fashion and textile industry and can help you:

·         Leverage the latest in Business Process Management (BPM) tailored to fashion and textile.

·         Analyze and optimize processes with Collaborative Planning & Forecasting (CPFR), Forecasting & Replenishment (F&R) and Merchandise & Assortment Planning (MAP).

·         Select and implement systems, such as SAP AFS, SAP Retail, SAP Forecasting & Replenishment, SAP POS Data Management, RFID and EDI.

·         Manage process projects and roll them out globally.

·         Operate your IT systems.

Continuously manage and monitor process performance.

So when you’re ready to be a process trend-setter, turn to Software AG Consulting. Contact them today to learn more at http://www.softwareag.com/corporate/service/industry_expertise/consumer-goods/fashion/default.asp

Solomon Page Group: Founded in 1990, Solomon Page Group LLC (SPG) is a specialty niche provider of contingent staffing and project based solutions, executive search, contingency full time placement and outsourcing.  With seven functional (technology, accounting and finance, scientific and engineering, human resources, legal, administrative and creative/marketing services) and four industry (financial services, healthcare, publishing/electronic media and fashion) practices, they are headquartered in New York with regional offices throughout the United States and one in London.  SPG's success reflects an organic growth strategy supported by a highly entrepreneurial culture. Acting as a strategic partner to their clients, they focus on providing flexible, value added staffing solutions building long term relationships based on trust, respect and the consistent delivery of excellent results.  They would like you to know more about their company and the people, places and resources that define SPG.  You can learn more by visiting http://www.solomonpage.com/

Fashion Services Hong Kong: Fashion Services is a place to help you build, start or expand your fashion business, from a single idea, through to a fashion collection or even a full fashion brand.  Regardless of your experience or background, at fashion services, they can provide all the answers or just fill in a few experience gaps. With a strong  group of specialist fashion designers, brand management and marketing consultants, they have all the skills that you need from over 20 years in the fashion industry to help you to create your own clothing line.  They can help guide you through the whole process or give you specific targeted advice, whatever stage of your business setup process you are currently at.  Their mission is to help you build a stable, profitable business that will achieve your dream.  They can give you technical specs for manufacturing, consumer profiling, design, sourcing, product packaging, marketing strategy, trend information and prediction for the coming seasons, business planning or just fashion advice and planning if you are itching to start an idea.  If you’re not sure where to start then simply contact them to help your ideas in Hong Kong become a reality.  Learn more at http://www.fashionserviceshongkong.com/

IBISWorld’s Fashion Designers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Their industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies their data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.  Learn more at http://www.ibisworld.com/industry/default.aspx?indid=1413

If you are interested in fashion consumer services, here are a few:

Whether your needs range from selecting the right look for one special event to transitional into a new Style for your daily life, Style Abby will help you make the right choices for you lifestyle, body type, and personality.  http://styleabby.com/fashion-services/

Kristin Dahl Fashions a full service fashion company.  Their goal is to help real woman look their best and dress fashionably within a realistic budget.  They offer personal shopping, closet clean outs , at home clothing shows and corporate seminars.  http://kristin-dahl.com/

Note: Apparel Search is not specifically recommending any of these companies listed on this page, but this will help show you some of the various service companies available in the market place.

You may want to check our consultants section for additional resources.

Learn more about the following subjects:

Production Services (factory sourcing agents)

Design Services (artists guide, freelancers, designers)

Trend Forecasting Services 

Fashion PR Services (public relations)

Apparel Quality Testing Services 

Logistics Services for the Apparel Industry 
Factory Inspection Services

You can also go to the main section of our site to learn about many more categories of possible interest.

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