Fashion & Design (176)
As seen on a celebrity
A boutique copies and sells all the clothes the Letizia Princess has. They’re identical replicas of the most famous clothes the princess has used for her public acts. The prices are from 700 to 1.000€, a very “accessible” price.
Why it matters
Hugely successful brand ASOS, with the name As Seen On Screen, chosen in order to try to show the brand's intention to supply the public with outfits similar to the styles of celebrities. While small boutiques can’t compete with the scale of large high street brands, will they use niche tactics such as representing a single celebrity to justify their existence?
eBay is teaming up with leading fashion designers such as Billy Reid, Ruffian and Tibi for the eBay Holiday Collective. In the run up to the 2012 Christmas holidays, eBay will be selling exclusive creations and each designer will have a gift list curated by them.
We often associate cork with wine. But the Portuguese company AHUA is using the material for what was one of its original purposes: buoyancy. The company makes and sells thin surfboards and handplanes (surfboards for hands) made of light and eco-friendly cork. The project was funded thanks to an entrepreneurship prize and crowd funding website Massivemov.