As the fashion industry evolves, the need for tight coordination is a necessity. It’s not just about the designer sketching a beautiful pattern and having it printed on exceptional fabrics to then be sold. Today, product development requires strict coordination between designers, manufacturers and multiple retailers to ensure a smooth work flow from design to production.
That’s where PLM comes in; a strong fashion-focused PLM is not an optional tool, but a necessary part of the production ecosystem when creating on-trend collections for the consumers of today.
How does Lectra Fashion PLM address those needs
It enables all players to share accurate data in real time—providing one big picture of designs, schedules, resources and costs while creating multiple collections.
Our Fashion PLM stands out from the crowd due to the integration of fashion specific programs. Customers can get the most out of their platform by integrating Adobe Illustrator, our native Design solution, Modaris Pattern Developer 2D & 3D and Marker Maker software to create a complete solution.
The full-suite integration allows for a truly collaborative platform, with all participants seeing one single version of the truth because they are able to share data and updates in real time. The fluidity of the communication naturally leads to fewer errors, reduced costs and shortened time to market.
The different pieces of the product development puzzle are always speaking to each other and working together:
- The integration of Adobe Illustrator & our native design solution Kaledo allows companies to speed up the creative process, enabling design teams to reuse existing design assets, and connecting them to development teams for accurate design information sharing while working in their native environment. Standardizing design processes improves the design cycle and guarantees constant integrity and quality of the final products.
- With Modaris Pattern Developer 2D & 3D it is possible to simplify and speed up collection development. The virtual images that are produced simplify decision-making and communication between teams by making it easy to check garment fit and the physical characteristics of fabric. The 3D virtual prototyping component enables the design office to cut development time and costs by reducing the number of paper pattern or physical prototypes necessary to finalize and validate styles.
- Marker Making allows users to predict the amount of fabric needed for a style or a collection, which is critical to minimizing the amount of raw materials produced or ordered. Markers can be shared and updated across development and production teams to ensure consistent information, reduced errors and smooth delivery to market.