2. Chapter 4 Fashion Centers Design and Buying Centers Global Impact of Fashion 3. Chapter Objectives
4. What Is a Design Center?
design center a district in a city where fashion design and production firms are clustered together Section 4.1 fashion week periods during each year when fashion designers present new designs or collections Design centers host important fashion shows duringfashion weeks . Olympus Fashion Week 5. International Design Centers
6. International Design Centers
haute couture French term for high fashion, which is expensive, trend-setting, custom-made apparel Section 4.1 couturiers professional fashion designers, involved in designing, making, and selling high fashion Coco Chanel and Yves St. Laurent are examples of couturiers. 7. International Design Centers
Section 4.1 8. International Design Centers
Section 4.1 9. U.S. Design Centers
10. What Is a Buying Center?
buying centers a central district in a city where fashion businesses sell products to retail buyers Section 4.1 11. The Importance of Buying Centers Section 4.1 What Is a Buying Center? Out-of-town apparel buyers generate millions of dollars for the local economy. 12. U.S. Buying Centers
market weeks the major times scheduled by fashion producers to show fashions to buyers Section 4.1 13. U.S. Buying Centers
mart a building that houses thousands of showrooms for a specific merchandise category Lets check out the mart! http://www.merchandisemart.com/mmart/apparelcenter.html http://www.merchandisemart.com/chicagocollective/ Section 4.1 Different marts may be devoted to specific apparel or accessory groups. 14. Section 4.2 How Fashion Travels Globalization Need to reduce costs Time-to-market concerns Product lead times + + + More complex sourcing and production strategies = 15. Global Sourcing and Production
Section 4.2 global sourcingthe identifying and negotiating of supply chains in numerous world locations Supply companies that move away from their own manufacturing retain control over the sourcing cycle. 16. Culture and Fashion
Section 4.2 culturethe system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts attributed to members of a specific society Some ethnic styles become classic, or standard. 17. End of