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RETAIL CYCLE & PLANNER

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What goes on and how long does it take before the birth of a collection?
Our Retail Cycle and Timeline Planner help brands work out their collection development and production arrangements ahead of time.

RETAIL CYCLE

The typical fashion seasons fall under Fall Winter and Spring Summer. The below illustrates an overview of the timelines required for complete collection development and production, taking Northern Hemisphere seasons as a guideline.

Info-graphic of retail fashion cycle

TIMELINE PLANNER

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    One Year Ahead

    Kickstart the design phase including concept development, colour palettes, materials, and range planning.

  • Phase 3
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    Nine Months Ahead

    Product sampling and prototyping.

  • Phase 4
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    Six Months Ahead

    Showcase new collections during fashion weeks and trade shows, followed by bulk order placement to begin production.

  • Phase 5
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    Two Months Ahead

    Quality control and logistics arrangements.

  • Phase 6
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    One Month Ahead

    Shipment handling and export documents preparation.

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