Street fashion and globalization. The good, the bad, and the boring … (NYT Opinon)
Artist as curator and story-teller (Simon Fujiwara).
On “complementary curation”: pairing like-minded brands for a total shopping experience, “to provide the shopper greater choice and deeper storytelling” .... Also features Monocle Magazine.
The future of retail is experience (move away from branding, towards philosophy!). Case studies: comme des garcons, Merci (Paris), and Rosanna Orlandi (Milan). Haptic is big.
Cool hunting in Paris (street fashion / video) (NYT) with links to other “On the Street” Videos
iPhone vs. Droid (at Wireless)
Roller bags (New York Times.) For the opposing view, see our essay in Design Your Life.
Marijuana dispensary with a sense of style (New York Times)
Design Research, the first modern design store (a new history of the store, in the New York Times)
Cosmopolitan Ad Campaign walks the Facebook runway (New York Times)
Sweatpants in Paradise by Molly Young (trends, shopping, branding, gender, in The Believer). Nice example of contemporary literary journalism about branding and retail culture.
The Project Runway phenomenon.
Young fashion designers (choose one).
Future stars (NYT).
Fashion gallery (NYT).
Designer Issey Miyake at Design Observer.
Cool hunting on FaceBook (NYT)
Fashion Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (NYT)
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