Fashion & Design (176)
Brands solve 'same dress' syndrome
The ultimate fashion taboo is attending an event to find someone else is wearing the same outfit. Brands such as Vakko and Harvey Nichols have recognised this need and have created a solution in their personal tracking system which tracks where pieces have been bought to eliminate two people buying for the same occasion. The store will open at what ever time and send a different dress to the event.
Why it matters
Firstly, this type of service makes the emotional ties with the brands stronger as it is not just the product that they come to rely on. Is this an example of how brands manage their exclusivity and statement?
A video, created by Strongbow Australia, shows a group of surfers riding waves with neon boards and wetsuits. The modified outfits allow the group to surf in the darkness and at night.
Piazza Italia is an Italian fashion brand that has chosen to use ‘real people’ in their latest ad campaign. With the tagline “Sponsor of everyday people”, they have turned away from traditional models and instead highlight people who could be considered role models in their communities.