Making typical infrastructure for functioning such as design and sampling, upscale treatment, product screening, etc. can help in enhancing the ability of the clusters because notable investments might be made by the cluster itself instead of any single gamer.
Well-managed databases can assist in decreasing search costs and through data mining, score of players can be doing this as to make the procurement process easier for purchasers. Cooperative marketing programs at various clusters can likewise support players to mature in the value chain by blending their strengths within the cluster.
Cluster based fight in the fashion industry is characterized by the Italian market. The National Chamber for Italian Fashion for example, supports the advancement of the fashion clusters at Milan and Florence in a well-organized manner. Indian market can discover a lot from Italy since India has a comparable cluster based scattered production base, but has been incapable to connect it with design and branding capability.
If the above activities are effectively considered, India might have a remarkable advancement in the fashion industry, which might enhance from a minimal size to Rs 8,000 core in the coming decade. In the 50s, 60s and 70s, the Indian fashion situation was colorful and trendy, in the end of 20th century it was quite subdued and with the start of the 21st century it has geared up and is still experiencing the development with numerous spectrums of colors.
November 2017 Christian Louboutin collaboration with Indian designer Sabyasachi
Not surprising that the best international designers are looking at India, and their crafts techniques for inspiration, in this case, a whole line of shoes and bags born from the expertise of French designer Louboutin allied to the ingenious Indian designer Sabyasachi and his archive of sari fabrics, promises to stun everyone in a near future. However, this is not the first time these designers work together, in 2015 they associated to amaze everyone at the annual couture show in Mumbai when Louboutin created the beautiful shoes for Sabyasachi's runway. We are not surprised but we can't wait to see the result and the set on an East-West mix trend.
November 2016: We have been seeing a lot of success recently with Indian designers and their business. The clusters that we have been working with in the handloom and hand-made sectors are getting a lot of traction.
These clusters are are seeing a lot of interest even from international fashion designers to source quality fabrics and materials. Our team has invested a lot of effort and resources in training the artisans from the clusters and also to get their skills upgraded.
The result is that the business is increasing and our supply and exports are helping to sustain the local artisan community.
"Though this industry is growing at a very good speed, besides accomplishing a minimal share in the international market, still it needs to make serious efforts to stand amongst international fashion market in various elements."- Alex Rider