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AI in the fashion industry: will AI change the value chain?
AI is transforming the fashion industry, from design to production. We look at how AI is changing the value chain and how it could shape the industry 🤖
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How to create a fashion lookbook: a fashion designers guide
Fashion designers from the Make the Dot community give advice on how to create a fashion lookbook for 2023.
A designer's guide to what is surface pattern design
Surface Pattern Design is what our textile community knows well. So we'll share those insights with the wider community ❤️
5 fashion trends for SS23 from Paris & London Fashion Week
With the September Fashion Weeks recently ending, this blog will explore and highlight the key fits and trends from the shows for Spring-Summer 2023, buckle up 👀
3 steps to find and organize concepts - advice from pattern designers
Organization is the biggest challenge designers face during the inspiration process. So, to help, we'll share some advice from surface pattern designers ⚙️
Part 3 : The trending design patterns & prints from summer 2022
Part 3, and the final part in our series highlighting the trending patterns, prints, and pattern designs from 🇫🇷 Paris and 🇬🇧 London for the summer of 2022 ☀️
Part 2 : Fabrics, textiles and threads for pattern design ideas from summer 2022
Part 2 in our series highlighting the trending fabrics, threads, and textures from 🇫🇷 Paris and 🇬🇧 London for the summer of 2022 ☀️ Click inside to explore.
Part 1 : Fabrics and patterns - the pattern design trends from the summer shows of 2022
The 1st part in our series highlighting the pattern design trends, fabrics, and prints from 🇫🇷 Paris and 🇬🇧 London in the summer of 2022 ☀️ Dive in.
Top 3 fashion moodboard apps - advice from 500+ designer interviews
Choosing the correct moodboard maker or fashion moodboard app is hard. So to help we've analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the top 3 on the market today 🟣
Our designers share tips for aesthetic moodboards: the challenges & steps
How to make an aesthetic moodboard and the challenges faced by designers we've spoken to during 500+ interviews 🖼
Summer 2022 fashion shows - the trends straight from the runway
A 2022 mid-season, mid-summer recap on the major fashion highlights and trends from the key shows, including some fashion design moodboard inspiration 🥻
Make the Dot's first fashion shows - the good, the bad, the sticky
This month, the team at Make the Dot switched Zoom calls for real events and took our moodboard creator on the road for the first time. Read what happened inside ✌️
The fashion supply chain crisis in 2022 - how did we get to this point?
The retail supply chain crisis is everywhere we look in 2022. So this blog explains a little bit about how we got here, and what the future looks like for brands 📦
Step-by-step guide - how brands source patterns for design from 500+ interviews
A short blog explaining the pattern for design and print sourcing process for fashion brands, and what surface pattern designers can do to stand out 📣
New Feature Release - Export your boards into PDFs or PNGs
We've introduced an improvement to allow sharing and renaming boards from your dashboard. Public boards now have image zooming. Additionally, you can export your boards into PDFs or PNGs.
How to create a wedding moodboard for all your bridal concepts in 2023
A wedding is stressful! So to help, I've written a short blog explaining some of the moodboarding tips I've been using to help prepare for the big day 👰🏻♀️
How to create a gender fluid fashion moodboard in 2023
Although it's back in vogue, gender fluidity in fashion isn't new. Inside we'll explore, as well as some hacks to create the perfect gender-fluid aesthetic 🧥
New Feature Release - Generate public share links for your boards
We've just introduced a new way of sharing your board via a public link. This means that the person receiving the link can view your board without needing to sign up for a Make the Dot account.
What Gen-Z Means for Fashion Brands and Consumers
Is Gen Z fashion the future of fashion sustainability? Or just a group driven by instant gratification and fast fashion? A quick read by a bitter/not bitter millennial.
The Ever Growing Role of the Fashion Metaverse & What We Can Expect
Yet another fashion blog about digital fashion, the fashion metaverse, and what this means for the fashion industry as a whole. Don't say you weren't warned.
Luxury Fashion in China: Why Betting on China May be a Risk
Many western brands are betting on China and it's fashion market for their long-term growth. However, a more balanced approach is needed. This blog will explore 🇨🇳
Luxury Fashion in China: What to Consider and Avoid
Luxury fashion brands are struggling to maximise their potential in the world's largest market. From insensitivity to slow digitization, we'll explore. All the examples you will read are true...
New Feature Release - Image preview and download
This week we have introduced a new way to preview and download images on Make the Dot - offering more flexibility when you're doing your research.
How We View the Future of Work and Productivity in 2023
Hybrid working, video conferences, flexible workplaces. Covid-19 has ushered in new habits for workers that will be hard to undo. Read our take on the future of work 👷♀️
New Feature Release - Extension improvements
We've just introduced a range of improvements to the Chrome extension based on the initial feedback that we got from some of you.
New Feature Release - Chrome extension for saving all your inspo
This week we have launched an extension on the Chrome app store to help you easily save inspirations across the web to help build your moodboards. 🖼️ 💡
New Feature Release - Eyedropper to detect colors from images
This week we have introduced the ability to detect colors from images with our new eyedropper feature - allowing you to derive your color palette from all your mood pictures. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
New Feature Release - Magical translation for your textile colors
This week we have introduced the ability to translate hex / RGB colors to the closest Pantone textile colors and also the ability to resize any image, text or color on your board - helping you emphasize your key concept easily.
New Feature Release - Create a Board for Every Idea
This week we have introduced the ability to create as many boards as you'd like in Make the Dot! 🎉 On top of that, we have also improved the way your collaborators can discover your comments.
New Feature Release - Tablet Optimization
This week we have made it more flexible for you to edit your board while checking comments. We have also improved the overall usability on tablets, helping you do your research on the go.
New Feature Release - Contextual Side Panel
This week we have improved how you can easily see more context such as photo captions and color codes. We have also made improvements on the overall experience of the app based on our observations during the onboarding call with you.
New Feature Release- New Comments Alert
This week we improved the way you work with your collaborators by introducing a new email notification and you can also easily see which board has unread comments on the homepage. This way you'll never miss a beat when collaborating!
Ever Wondered How we Came Up with Our Name, Make the Dot?
Read about how one Russian painter inspired our name and how it relates to our vision, mission, and where we see the future of creative research going.
Are Fashion Collaborations Destroying the World of Fashion in 2022
Cross-brand collaborations are everywhere! Are we living in collaboration overload? How many collaborations can we have? Are they adding brand value? We'll explore 🧐
A step-by-step guide to moodboarding
Through our step-by-step guide, learn the mood boarding process, from what mood board makers to use to the final mood board aesthetic.
The Background and Story of Why we Started Make the Dot
What is Make the Dot, why we exist, and how we're trying to change the world of fashion creation by empowering businesses to create better products, faster 👚
The Truth About Finding, Growing and Scaling A Fashion Community
An insight into how we're building a community in the fashion software industry, the challenges we've faced and the reason that makes it all worth it 🥳