TUCSON, Ariz. — When Story founder and chief executive officer Rachel Shechtman asked a roomful of retail executives and students at the Global Retailing Conference Friday who had heard of ComplexCon, few hands shot up. Maybe it was too early for audience participation.
Still, that a room of current and future industry executives hadn’t heard of one of the biggest mash-ups of retail, art, culture, music and sponsorships — which pulled in $20 million to $25 million in product sales at its most recent run in November — perhaps underscored one of the biggest takeaways of the annual two-day conference serving as a think tank for sitting and future retail leaders. That is, inspiration can come from some of the unlikeliest sources and convergence to create entertainment retail is inevitable.
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Photographed by @Kukukuba
In a custom Dior dress fit for a supermodel, @karliekloss married her longtime love, @joshuakushner, in upstate New York yesterday evening. No word yet on honeymoon plans or, more interesting, the guest list. Kloss’ new sister-in-law, Ivanka Trump, did however share her congratulations when they couple became engaged in the summer. “So, so happy for you and Josh! I feel blessed to have you as a sister (!!!) Karlie and look forward to the happy memories we will create together as a family!” wrote Trump on Instagram. Tap the link in bio for everything we know so far. #wwdeye #rg
We are on the ground in Tokyo, a city known for its experimental style, shooting the best street style looks outside the shows. Tap the link in our bio for some serious trend inspiration from Tokyo Fashion Week. #wwdfashion
Photographed by @onilx