Measuring the fashion world

McKinsey

A new survey takes stock of apparel companies’ go-to-market processes. The findings have implications for product design, development, and delivery. Retail Insights

The state of fashion

McKinsey

trillion industry may accelerate next year, according to the first joint report from McKinsey and the Business of Fashion. After a tough 2016, growth in the $2.4 Our Insights

Casual Apparel Outperforms High-End Fashion

BCG

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, the global fashion and luxury industry established a solid record of extremely strong value creation. Thirty-nine of those companies are in fashion and luxury. Article Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

The State of Fashion 2019: A year of awakening

McKinsey

The industry as a whole is embracing new opportunities—even as dangers lurk. Retail Insights

Renewed optimism for the fashion industry

McKinsey

After a challenging stretch, has fashion turned the corner? Things are looking up, but the rebound may be uneven, says this year’s The State of Fashion report. Our Insights

Faster fashion: How to shorten the apparel calendar

McKinsey

To get new styles into stores more quickly, fashion companies must improve internal collaboration, tap into consumer insights, and start to digitize the value chain. Retail Insights

What Real Sustainability Would Look Like in the Fashion Industry

BCG

Article Friday, July 14, 2017 To maintain its current growth trajectory, the global fashion industry must address its environmental and social footprint.

Powerful pricing: The next frontier in apparel and fashion advanced analytics

McKinsey

Leading apparel retailers are embracing advanced analytics and blending intuition with science to price smarter. Retail Insights

The two faces of fashion-industry performance

McKinsey

Top-quintile companies are the engines of value creation. Digitization and better in-store experiences will drive future gains. Our Insights

The need for speed: Capturing today’s fashion consumer

McKinsey

Top performers are using data analytics and consumer insights to stay ahead of the pack. Retail Insights

"Selfie" Fashion Trends: Cheap Dresses and "Rentabag"; Mish Handbag Tips

MishTalk

The popularity of sending "selfies" has even influenced retail sales and women's fashion. In the above video, FT’s Andrea Felsted visits online fashion retailer Asos to see how it is adapting its business model in the era of the selfie.

A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future

McKinsey

The clothing industry’s take-make-dispose model has large economic, environmental, and social costs. A transformation based on circular-economy principles could lead to better outcomes. Our Insights

Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

McKinsey

Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs. Our Insights

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consulting Fashion

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Consulting Fashion. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Memorial Day Fashion Update

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Memorial Day Fashion Update. Fashion Reminder: Fashion rules have changed as of Memorial Day. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, May 27, 2008.

Avoiding Fads and Fashions in Org Design: Talent Management Video Interview with Amy Kates

Kates Kesler

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Avoiding Fads and Fashions in Org Design: Talent Management Video Interview with Amy Kates

Kates Kesler

Talent Management magazine recently interviewed Amy Kates. Click here for a five minute video on why trends and styles have no place in organization design.

Art vs Business

Tom Spencer

She entered journalism in the 1980’s and claims to have had no particular inclination towards fashion. Although, after gaining some exposure to the fashion runways working with the British edition of GQ, she says that she ultimately found herself as the editor of Vogue.

Raising Money the Old Fashioned Way

The Nonprofit Consultant

They call this one-on-one, in-person fundraising a return to raising money "the old-fashioned way." Old-fashioned" maybe, but you stick with what works An article in the New York times the other day looked at "something called 'face-to-face' or 'street fundraising,' trolling city streets and taking credit card information from donors on the spot."

Doing it the old fashioned way

The Nonprofit Consultant

Nancy Schwartz of the Getting Attention blog had a great and simple post the other day: Don't Forget to Call. As Nancy points out, those of us who blog on nonprofit topics often get so hung up on pointing out new technologies and nifty tools for reaching more people, or different people, or doing it all quicker, that we often forget to point out the obvious: What we already know works.

Why Playing with Your Food is Critical for Consultants

David A Fields

You’d also play with your food; catapulting carrot sticks and fashioning finger art with your mashed potatoes. When you stood well under three feet tall, you chortled with unbridled glee at your father’s silly faces and merrily tried to ride the family dog.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Casual Day

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

But there are fashion choices that should never happen: People - please: belly shirts are never okay in the workplace. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, May 28, 2009. Casual Day. I know, I know. Fridays are casual days at my client. Jeans and denim are not allowed, but tolerated. Sneakers. that too. There. I said it. Posted by. Consulting SME. 10:44 AM. No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Crazy Consultants.

Shattering the glass runway

McKinsey

Although many companies have committed to increasing gender diversity in the fashion industry, progress toward fixing it has been slow. We partnered with Glamour and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to understand why, and what can be done. Retail Insights

The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

McKinsey

Europe’s largest online fashion retailer embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering Eric Bowman. Insights on Organization

The Internet of Things Wins s+b's 2014 Strategy of the Year

Strategy+Business

The linking of billions of devices through the Web has scaled the heights of strategy fashion

Bad News Is Worse through Email

Strategy+Business

People prefer old-fashioned voicemail messages to emails when receiving bad news

Big Data Strategy: s+b's Strategy of the Year

Strategy+Business

From the headlines to the C-suite, big data embodied the height of strategy-as-fashion in 2013

Why you should take notes by hand

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Old-fashioned note taking makes information easier to retrieve in your head. Pencil and paper notes are a better synthesised set of ideas than typed notes. Here’s Dan Pink’s 99 second video summary of the research. Here’s the original research paper. The post Why you should take notes by hand appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Get what you want Manage yourself

Making the Talent Leap of Faith

Strategy+Business

Rita Gunther McGrath explains why organizations need to shed their old-fashioned mentality about how they recruit people in order to fill the talent gap.

Lifelong High Performance, the Japanese-American Way

Strategy+Business

Could the next big management fashion be a hybrid of Japanese and U.S. styles? A few companies in Tokyo are experimenting with a prototype approach that combines competitive high performance with a nurturing environment for lifelong employees -- innovation and job security together

Making the Talent Leap of Faith

Strategy+Business

Rita Gunther McGrath explains why organizations need to shed their old-fashioned mentality about how they recruit people in order to fill the talent gap.

Five trends of future working

SkillQuo

Companies that want to establish themselves as forward thinking versus old-fashioned, must employ individuals from all backgrounds. Workplaces are sacred. Not because that’s where you spend the majority of your day, but also it’s the source of your daily bread.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What Your Drink Says About You.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

If your client orders a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned , go nuts. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 29, 2013. What Your Drink Says About You (And Your Client). Aah, cocktails! The time-honored way to unwind while simultaneously "entertaining" clients!

Trump’s First 100 Days: What’s Doable and What’s Not?

MishTalk

In traditional fashion, the news outlets just copy (generally inaccurately or incompletely) without ever linking to the source. Major news agencies are now commenting on Trump’s first 100 days. I prefer a link straight to the horse’s mouth. Let’s review Donald Trump’s Contract With the American Voter. more…). Economics

Merkel Seeks 4th Term to Save Liberal World; To Hell With Principles

MishTalk

In cheerleading fashion, the Financial Times offered this subtitle: “Trump victory underscores chancellor’s importance to world liberal order” The world will be better off if she loses, but here’s the announcement. German chancellor Angela Merkel announced today she would Seek Fourth Term as Germany’s Leader.

Friction and traction

Seth Godin Blog

It's fashionable for designers and marketers to want to reduce friction in the way they engage with users. And sometimes, that's smart. If someone knows what they want, get out of their way and help them get it. One-click, done. But often, what we want is traction.

Your corner of the sphere

Seth Godin Blog

Tom's might have fashionable shoes, but it's the pay it forward that resonates. And your iPhone might have good download speed, but it's the design and fashion that we pay for. What sort of novel do you want to write? What does your restaurant offer?

Small Steps or Big Steps: What’s the Right Way to Begin Improvement?

Markovitz Consulting

Paul Akers has done amazing work leading lean at FastCap in just this fashion. I’ve been struggling to resolve two conflicting facts: Science has shown that incremental change is both easier for people and more sustainable than dramatic change. Art Byrne has had undeniable business success by starting with dramatic change.

3 Steps To Building A Stand Out Portfolio With Emma Sharley: Podcast #25

Consulting Success

Prior to beginning her successful consultancy, Emma worked in sports marketing, fashion retail marketing, and telecommunications with companies in England including Westfield, Diane Von Furstenberg, Westpac, and T-Mobile.

Consultant, what are you doing to get retired?

Consultants Mind

At the end of the day, it’s the old-fashion strategy of spending less than you make (duh), and getting that money working for you. I look forward to retirement. Who doesn’t? I recently went on a road trip to Key West and Sarasota Florida.

Do Independent Consultants Still Need Résumés?

Successful Independent Consulting

With LinkedIn and personal websites widely used to promote careers, the idea of independent management consultants having a printable résumé may seem old-fashioned.

Is Your Organization Passive-Aggressive?

Strategy+Business

The cause is an ingrained organizational design, which evolved in an ad-hoc fashion, and which can be changed by manipulating four informal elements of a company''s organizational DNA This type of organization is insular, defensive, and rigid. Resistance to change is rooted in its essential nature.

Airbrushing

Seth Godin Blog

When they began airbrushing the models in fashion magazines fifty years ago, no one complained much. Everyone knew, we thought, that it was some sort of make believe. But then they started airbrushing our food. And then vacations. And family photos. And brands. And jobs.