Welcome to the Nirvana weekly news round-up; 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.
“The untold story of how Compagnie Financière Richemont agreed to merge Net-a-Porter with Yoox behind the back of Natalie Massenet for a valuation much lower than what many believed the business to be worth.”
“The Estée Edit is by far the department store stalwart’s largest effort to court a younger consumer and establish itself as a key player at Sephora, the go-to beauty playground for many Millennials.”
“The architecture itself takes inspiration from human movement, speed and the strength and energy of competition,” says Nike. “A beacon serves as a campus center while spanning structures radiating from the tower pay homage to Nike’s namesake, the winged goddess of victory.”
“How do small publishers decide which books are worth revisiting? We talk to Unit co-founder Adrian Shaughnessy about balancing risk and reward and the importance of listening to your audience.”
“The biggest name in British fashion is about to open a store, and barely anyone knows about it? Why, because Jonathan Anderson, the man behind the anchor logo is the ultimate contrarian.”
“The fashion folk were arriving in Paris for the men’s wear shows, and Prime Minister David Cameron was at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But the lights were still burning Wednesday night at 10 Downing Street for a gathering of Britain’s design talent and to toast the introduction of Creative Entrepreneurs, a website intended to help what it calls “creative people” become successful.”