Industry Highlights – BoF on Burberry’s Flagship, Alistair Carr for McQ, Smythson Strength to Strength, Fashion District in Milan, Benetton seek Jobless

Posted on September 19, 2012

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Retail Recon | Burberry’s Bet on Retail Entertainment

“Much has already been written about the opening of Burberry’s new flagship on London’s Regent Street — the sophisticated digital technology, the impressive multimedia event space, and all that Burberry product, housed in 27,000 square feet of selling space, about the same size as the landmark Apple Store just up the street.” (Business of Fashion)

Alistair Carr headed to McQ as head of design

“Timing is everything, and as the Pringle of Scotland spring/summer 2013 collection was unveiled at London Fashion Week today, the label’s former design director Alistair Carr was confirmed as the new head of design at McQ.” (Telegraph)

Classic brand eyes a bigger shop window

“Last night, the penultimate day of the London womenswear fashion shows, a British heritage brand held a big party on Bond Street. Bryan Ferry sang. Celebrities strode the red carpet. Champagne was swilled. The Union Jack was metaphorically flown. And who was the host?” (FT)

A new fashion district planned for Milan

“The new fashion district in Milan’s Corso Como will host more than 50 areas of shops, showrooms, restaurants, art galleries and cultural workshops and will feature more than 160.000 sqm of pedestrian areas. ” (CPP)

Fashion Brand Seeks Jobless

“Remember last year’s Benetton campaign, with all the kissing politicians? The line’s new campaign, entitled “Unemployee of the Year,” promises to be just as controversial: it’s a competition that aims to give unemployed young people an opportunity to express their concepts for a project that will have a positive social impact.” (The Daily Best)

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