Fashion & luxury

Branding, retail design, and innovation in fashion & luxury

Exposure: Campbell Addy

Art Director Gem Fletcher examines the work of Campbell Addy, in the latest installment of a series looking into talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking the rules…

How to build a fashion brand: lessons from & Other Stories

After six years as creative director at & Other Stories – the H&M-owned global fashion brand she co-founded in 2010 – Sara Hildén-Bengtsson has left to set up a design and concept studio for retail brands. Here, she shares the key to & Other Stories’ success and offers some advice for creating a great customer experience

Harvey Nichols Shoplifting ad

T2 Trainspotting and the Harvey Nichols ad

Eagle-eyed ad fans will have noticed a surprising sequence within Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting film: a segment which sees Harvey Nichols’ 2015 Shoplifters ad repurposed to show Renton, Sick Boy et al on a cartoon-faced crime spree across Edinburgh.

How northern style has influenced the world

The north of England has established an identity and an array of visual imagery that resonates not only through the UK, but across the world. A new show at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool examines its influence.

David Bowie by Duffy

Bowie by Duffy at Proud Chelsea

From Aladdin Sane to Scary Monsters, photographer Brian Duffy helped David Bowie create some his most memorable personas. Original artwork born out of their creative collaboration is now on show at Proud Chelsea

Spike Jonze Kenzo Perfume ad

Kenzo Perfume wins Grand Prix at Epica Awards

Spike Jonze’s witty and bizarre film for Kenzo Perfume has won the Film Grand Prix at the 2016 Epica Awards, the only ad awards scheme to be judged by journalists. Other big winners include Tourism Ireland, ING, Norwegian airlines, and the Belgian Alzheimer’s society, Alzheimerliga.

Inside the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles

Where do you look for inspiration? If you’re in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library, a vast archive of patterns and textiles dating from the 1750s to the present that is held across two venues, in New York’s Hudson Valley and central London. A new book by Phaidon takes readers inside its many treasures, while we have a rummage through the shelves

Fashion in Film: how clothes drive character

As editor of the website Clothes on Film, Christopher Laverty brings a sharp eye to the history of costume design in cinema and television. In his new book for publishers Laurence King, Laverty examines the work that fashion designers have created for film since the 1930s up to the present day. We spoke to him about this fascinating area of film production, which is vital to both narrative and character development alike