Here's what's got us talking this week...
Nicholas Daley X Mulberry
Mulberry has unveiled their latest collaboration, pairing with London-based designer Nicholas Daley on a range of capsule bags and music-inspired accessories, celebrating community and craftsmanship with music in-mind. The palette incorporates navy and oak tones with textural suede and cotton canvas fabrics, nodding to Nicholas Daley’s ready-to-wear collections.
Alexander McQueen's Lunar New Year Capsule
Alexander McQueen has revealed a Lunar New Year capsule centred on red, symbolising prosperity and good fortune. The crystal-embellished sneaker and Curve bag sit alongside card holders and purses featuring Alexander McQueen branding in the form of a skull closure and ornately stamped seal.
The Social Media Shopping Boom
A report by Accenture illustrates the growth of digitalised retail, predicting social media shopping to reach $1.2 trillion by 2025, accounting for 16.7% of all e-commerce spending. Social media provides new opportunities and user experiences for buying and selling, led by Gen Z and Millennial audiences who are predicted to account for 62% of global commerce spending by 2025.
Gap Releases Its First NFT
Gap has partnered with the creator behind the popular Frank Ape character, Brandon Sines, on limited-edition digital artworks that will be distributed through energy-efficient blockchain Tezo, offering a gamified user experience. Gap claim that this is just the beginning, hinting that more digital experiences are to come.
Mizzi Studio's Fantastical Interiors
Mizzi Studio has unveiled a new whimsical family restaurant in based Kew Gardens. The fantastical setting, which features apple-shaped seats and giant fungi sculptures, creates a magical aesthetic replicating the illusion of small creatures living in nature. The use of tactile timber and open windows welcoming natural light unites the restaurant with the surrounding gardens, encouraging children to immerse themselves in the natural world.
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