Well, I wasn’t expecting this! I was really hoping for Phoebe Philo at Burberry, but it appears the rumours that she’s not going anywhere else following her Celine departure are true. So news broke today that Riccardo Tisci will replace Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry from 12th March.
It will be a relief for the internal teams. Having a directionless brand is not good for morale, and Tisci certainly has form for reinvention and strong, decisive branding. (more…)
Welcome to DRG retail editor ALISON FARRINGTON’S new monthly retail round-up, celebrating experimentalism and innovation on the high-street. From the latest social campaigns to exciting new retail formats, we’re watching… and shopping.
The SHOP AT BLUEBIRD KINGS ROAD IS MOVING TO…FLORAL STREET, COVENT GARDEN
Save the date for 20th April, when The Shop At Bluebird’s new department store style venue (complete with sunlit central atrium and rooftop terrace) will open in an old coach station venue, recently renovated by Covent Garden property management firm CapCo. The new Floral Street location called Carriage Hall will open with a brand new Jigsaw next door and count designer stores including Kent & Curwen, Agnes b and Paul Smith as upscale neighbours. (more…)
Quick one: If you enjoyed my punditry on the Valentino Couture show on SHOWstudio last month, I’ll be repeating the act this week! Tune in to SHOWstudio tomorrow at 5pm GMT to watch the Dries van Noten AW18 show and hear me live in conversation with panel host Rosanna Falconer along with Mimma Viglezio, Caroline Burstein and Shonagh Marshall.
These panels are always super insightful as we don’t just talk about the show in question (more…)
Burberry’s youth play Burberry swapped out its interactive show format this season with a much-simplified version. In recent seasons it has created cultural exhibitions as its catwalk backdrop that are then open to the public for a week or so. This season – Christopher Bailey’s last collection for the brand – it took place in a vast, dark warehouse with plain Jane chairs lining the perimeter.