In the luxury marketplace, can the solid branding strategy of a newcomer compete with heritage brands?
The success of Gentle Monster would suggest so. Launched in 2011, the fashion eyewear brand is already well-known for its innovative, artistic retail spaces, where the focus is on the story of the particular store, rather than the product, with some flagship stores not even carrying eyewear on every floor. Gentle Monster chief executive officer and cofounder Hankook Kim, a former curator and professor with no prior fashion experience, developed the company to become one of the fastest trending fashion brands in Asia, and last year the company received investment from L Catterton Asia, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm in the world.
The first retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed at the Denver Art Museum — and though the exhibition is a continuation of the 70th-anniversary display that bowed in Paris in 2017, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” the DAM show offers an entirely new look at the legacy of the house, and its relationship to the world, writes @leighen .
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Norwegian musician Anna of the North (a.k.a. Anna Lotterud ) has had a rapid rise in the U.S., thanks to her song “Lovers” which was included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Next up, a show at Terminal 5. “I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she tells @leighen . “Because of the Internet I’ve always had American listeners but never been here [playing music].” 📸: @jilliansollazzo #wwdeye