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Japan’s Shima Seiki launches new fashion web service

Japan-based Shima Seiki has launched its website ‘Shima Trend Archive & Forecast (staf®)’. This is a web-based service dedicated to empower its members with the means to search and download from a rich stock of information as well as tools to organize that information to aid in fashion planning, design and presentation.

The fashion industry has been regularly making people in the industry aware of the things going around. With this endeavour, industry regularly, fashion planners, designers and merchandisers have come under tremendous pressure to present new ideas on a regular basis leading to stress, psychological burn-out and even physical illness.

As a means to lighten this situation and give industry professionals an opportunity to enhance their planning efficiency and capability, staf® features an information archive of fashion and color trends covering the past 50 years in addition to those for the next season, as well as a massive collection of fashion-related content, covering materials, flat sketches and design patterns.

In addition, a vast collection of fashion photos are available in conjunction with the Aflo photo agency, and the latest fashion-related news articles can be picked up from news sites as well. All this information can be selected and sorted efficiently and organized in a concept board that can be shared among a variety of smart devices for presentation purposes.

Furthermore, the advantages of using staf® can be enhanced significantly in combination with Shima Seiki’S own SDS-ONE APEX3 design system. staf® content can be imported, edited and processed quickly and easily on APEX3. 3D data can also be combined with APEX3’s simulation capability, offering even more powerful and effective presentation.

Shima Seiki will feature staf® at the upcoming Première Vision show in Paris this month (September 13- 15) at Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte). Enthusiasts are waiting to have a look at the web service that has a 30-day free trial on registration.