Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, Nusantara Fashion Festival 2020 sparked excitement for the local fashion industry with a whole month of programmes and events that celebrated Indonesian fashion houses, brands and SMEs. This event was unprecedented in scale and experience for being the first fully online fashion festival that garnered thousands of viewers and highlighted a hopeful message of collaboration and pride in our local talents.
The vintage cut, the high-shine gloss and the cool biker-look charmed us into Riders & Rules’ Clubman helmet for Manual Pick, a series where we highlight items we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.
Industries come to a halt in the face of COVID-19, forcing many to leave their comfort zone and think outside the box. For this REMOTELY series, we ask our friends in the fashion industry about these drastic changes as they face the pandemic head-on and what the future looks like for them.
For this series of REMOTELY, we turn to the perspectives of individuals in the local fashion industry for a light guide to maximise the practice of decluttering your closet, as the time could not be more fitting for a thorough clean-up sesh.
The dynamic and ever-changing fashion industry calls for the necessary tools to invest in the right trends. We probe into the works of forecasting, trend reports and analytics, and how together, would work well to assist designers and retailers in tracking and predicting trends.
While data analytics is making strides in the fashion business, it remains somewhat a novelty in the local industry. Through the lens of designers and retailers, we weigh in the strengths and considerations of utilising data in fashion.