Regardless of opinions, we would like to point out that the show hit on a variety of trends and influences — the intersection of various cuisines, popup food culture, and the ongoing conflicts between new media, traditional media, and chefs.
Rolling into K-Town for beepin' boppin' bulgogi
The hotties I chill with are sriracha and kimchee
Housemade terrines, my ducks are always confit
I braise with a billion more BTUs than I need
I cook a Thanksgiving turkey in a trash-bag, sous vide
Afumatoare in Brindisi Fed-Exes me salami
Don't scoop me gelato unless it's got umami
I'll be "Frank" like Bruni, "Ruthless" like Reichl "Wiley" like Dufresne, and when I take the mike, I'll Rhyme about radicchio, criticize Colicchio
Every pub is gastro, and all my beef carpaccio
The concept aims to offer brands retail rents significantly lower than traditional store rents in what is an up-and-coming area for fashion brands and is almost 90% rented with nearly 40 brands including Superdry, Calvin Klein and Diesel. The full list of tenants has not been released but potential targets include streetwear labels Carhartt and Stussy, premium casualwear brands Fred Perry, APC, Nigel Cabourn and Heritage Research, and young fashion brands Nudie and Religion.
As a company that works with brands on pop-up installations, we're scratching our heads.
Has the term pop-up become a default marketing buzzword?
Are corporate affiliations threatening to destroy what initially made pop-ups interesting?
While Honeysuckle was seen in S/S 2011 collections from Christopher Kane, Peter Som, Marc Jacobs and Dior, we could not ignore its absence at the Golden Globes.
Adding 18-2120 Honeysuckle to your palette can be a strong start to 2011, but we warn our readers and clients to not put a color before design or concept.
Remember that blanket statements and predictions do not serve as silver bullets for every trend or industry. Today's market demands versatility, strategy and style savvy.
The influx of blogs and magazines delivering styling expertise expand brand awareness and aesthetic detail. Taking a note from the Sartorialist, J.Crew’s Jack Knows Best offers advice on dry cleaning, three piece suits, and how to wear pants properly. Net-A-Porter’s Menswear site Mr. Porter, set to launch in 2011, will carry over 60 brands with editorial content, advice and same-day deliveries in London and New York City.
The new male consumer responds to many of the same emotional triggers, such as heritage and authenticity, as their female counterparts. And retail shops with rotating miscellanea, art and differentiated offerings provide a place for discovery.
Successful retailers are building constructed masculine experiences in multi-purpose environments. Examples include:
- In NYC, French luxury brand Hermes opened its first men’s-only store on Madison Avenue.
- Classic fashion stalwart, Ralph Lauren, transformed its Rhinelander Mansion location into a men's store.
- J.Crew's first ever men’s store took over an old neighborhood watering hole in 2009, and the brand as since opened three additional dedicated men shops in New York and Boston.
- Jack Spade offers an interior that mimics a gentleman’s study with copies of vintage books next to finely woven shirts and an old library card catalog containing always changing bric-a-brac.
- Niche menswear boutiques like Tres Bien Shop in Sweden, Scotch & Soda in Amsterdam, BlackBlue in Minneapolis, Jackstraw in Seattle, and Duncan Quinn (with locations in NYC, LA and Miami) provide not only for clothes, but for objects to connect to such as rugged collectibles, antique shaving kits and sturdy furniture.
Bottom line, male consumers want items that tell a story.
“This is our way to sum up the season in a different light other than the show,” said Wang to WWD.
The abstract feeling with wind and newspapers flying all over the place is a moody and seductive opposition to the Wall Street vibe that inspired Wang’s fall collection. We love that he choose to highlight the Alexander Wang global brand instead of a singular seasonal theme.
About a year ago, we wrote about the Urban PacMan taking the streets of Lyon, France. It's not surprising that that video made the rounds and new groups are popping up.
Back in April of 2009, we hypothesized that a technology company might want to use this as a promotional tactic. A year later, we're clarifying our projection: it's a perfect fit for mobile or smart phone launch.
Do you know of any BIG launches in the mobile industry? Tell them you got the idea from Trendscaping.
- Coca-Cola Freestyle’s new self-serve soda fountain that allows customers select drinks based on brand, calorie content or caffeine levels, all through the system's touchscreen interface that can dispense up to 100 different drink flavored teas, waters, juices and soft drinks (via Springwise)
- We love these hilariously absurd Superego podcasts featuring improvised “character studies” like California Cooking with Claymore Cleveland (via Flavorwire).
- Double pop: A pop-up popsicle concept that might give the ice cream man a run for his money.
- A visual exploration of 11 crazy potato chip flavors from around the world.
- Five lifestyle-enhancing future of shopping applications that augment the online and traditional retail experience.
- Standard hotels & Quiksilver collaborate on a swimsuit vending machine that distributes '70s-style trunks for the guys, and a black bikini for the ladies. First there was the (remember the flat shoe vending machine).
- Le Bon Marché in Paris to sell Balenciaga Edition- a selection of clothes carefully chosen from couturier Cristobal Balenciaga’s original designs (via WWD).
- Claw Money pops at Fred Segal with all new creative products and never-before-seen pieces (unlike some of those other pop-up stores that are just clearing out old inventory).
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