This IDC Retail Insights Perspective summarizes Product Innovation (PI) Apparel 2017, held in Hong Kong on April 5 and 6, 2017. PI apparel brought together C-level decision makers from the fashion, apparel, and footwear industry to discuss the challenges and technologies disrupting the industry. The event served as a platform for industry leaders to examine the crucial role of technology in the fast-moving world of fashion, apparel, and footwear.”The fast-moving world of fashion and apparel has benefitted from digital transformation and innovation. Apparel manufacturers need to leverage 3rd Platform technologies to meet changing demands and consumers’ shifting preferences,” said Mike Ghasemi, Research Director, IDC Retail Insights Asia/Pacific.