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?
To promote its new collection, the fashion brand Morgan has created a new website called “armes de séduction” (“seduction weapons”). The website offers teenagers coaching sessions on how to be more feminine, and interactive courses on how to behave, walk and talk in a sexy manner.
Sweat Shop is a "cafe couture", a new creative concept situated near hotspot canal St Martin in Paris. Imagine 10 work stations equipped with 10 SINGER sewing machines and one central communal table. 5 courses are being offered every week to help people perfect their knitting and sewing skills.