Weekly Round-Up: 8th January 2016

Weekly Round-Up: 8th January 2016

Posted 8 January 2016 by Nirvana CPH

Welcome to the first Nirvana weekly news round-up of 2016; a selection of the week’s most important and exciting  stories, brought to you every Friday, from across the worlds of fashion, luxury retail, design and advertising – in short, all those elements that influence our world of Creative Production.

 

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Understated and beautiful Vitra packaging by Swedish Studio BVD (It’s Nice That)

According to BVD, the agency has “qui­etly admir­ed Vitra’s excep­tional range of fur­ni­ture and inte­rior acces­sories” for years, and so the project was an important one to get right.

 

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BBDO Buys Majority Stake in Wednesday Agency Group (The Wall Street Journal)

Wednesday Agency Group, which has offices in London and New York, will operate as a stand-alone agency within the BBDO group and retain its current leadership.

 

Chinese Stock Market Down

Why China’s Stock Market Crash Could Spark a Trade War (Fortune)

For the second day in one week, China’s regulators shut down trading on its stock markets after sharp declines triggered automatic “circuit breakers” aimed at promoting financial stability in the country.

 

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How Under Armour Plans to Turn Your Clothes Into Gadgets (Wired)

It’s all very slick. Very polished. But that’s not the point. Someone almost certainly will make hardware that’s cooler. Smaller. Whatever. Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank doesn’t mind. In fact, he welcomes it. He’s committed to supporting anything anyone wants to make for Record. All he wants is your data.

 

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Sneaker Brands Tap Mid-Priced Sweet Spot (Business of Fashion)

New brands, from Filling Pieces to Greats, are tapping an underserved segment of men who want quality, stylish sneakers at a fair price.