For Autumn Winter 2012 premium retailer Van Mildert has enlisted the talents of reknown fashion photographer Neil Bedford. Neil has previously worked on shoots for national newspapers and magazines, is the official photographer for Kasabian, and has worked for pretty much every cool brand out there. He has once again taken some fantastic images for Van Mildert‘s lookbook.
I would move to South Korea just for this..In a campaign designed by the seoul branch of advertising agency cheil, tesco homeplus supermarket opened last winter, a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, permitting users to shop using their smartphones.
A large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves and displaying images and prices of a range of common products. each sign also includes a QR code. Users scan the code of any product they would like to purchase, thereby adding it to their online shopping cart. After the web transaction is completed, the products are delivered to the user’s home within the day. The strategy makes productive use of commuters’ waiting time, while simultaneously saving shoppers time spent going to the supermarket.
Purveyors of technical performance through the context of fashion, Stone Island opened its first ever location in Paris on Friday, June 24th. The well-attended event brought out Stone Island President Carlo Rivetti to christen the new space. To further push the agenda, Stone Island showcased an active showing of their latest collection with a presentation of their Liquid Reflective technology. The store is located on the bustling Rue Saint-Honoré
Number Six London plays host to some more arresting visuals, courtesy of artist Oliver Twisted… “In Country” Vietnam, the first in a series of photomontage exhibits which focus on the Vietnam war. Using slides taken by US Marines , “In Country,” a phrase used to describe the time spent out in the field, consists of six unique photomontage prints. It was a period of political unrest back home, a time of freedom of speech the black movement, Jefferson Airplane was playing on the radio and experimental narcotic use was rife amongst the young.
Twisted, a mixed media artist and Masters graduate of Central St Martins College London, in 2003 moved to Tokyo working first as a press officer at Paul Smith Japan, while in his free time he began illustrating on the shop walls of Paul Smith Harajuku.
2007 saw his first exhibition at “SPACE” the flagship Paul Smith shop in Aoyama. In the past 4 years he has illustrated and designed t-shirts for several of Japan’s leading brand names. Twisted takes influence from an eclectic mix including Edwardian and Victorian England, David Hockney,William Burrows and movies such as Clock Work Orange.
Following a soft launch to develop their online presence, LATE NIGHT CHAMELEON CAFE (also known as LN-CC) finally pull the covers of their gargantuan retail concept. Housed in a 5,000 square foot space in East London, the project is the mastermind of John Skelton (formerly of oki-ni and Harrods) and Daniel Mitchell with design by Gary Card. The collection list is long and expansive involving both fashion, music and books for a true lifestyle experience. Three different rooms each embody their own theme with a further music room, book and record section and a working studio. For more information, head over toLN-CC.com.