LONDON — London-based architect Simon Mitchell was exposed to design at an early age, having grown up with a mother who was a seamstress and a father who worked in the printing trade. After winning a design competition in his hometown of Exeter, England, which singled him out as “Architect of the Future” at age eight, Mitchell went on to specialize in retail architecture and to cofound the architectural firm Sybarite — whose name alludes to his and his partner Torquil McIntosh’s love of good food and good wine.
Sybarite is behind the design concepts of stores such as Marni, Joseph and, most recently, the new SKP department store in Beijing, China.
Exclusive: @tommyhilfiger has tapped 22-year-old actress @zendaya to be his newest collaborator and together they will launch a see-now-buy-now collection in February. Speaking to WWD about the project, the Spider-Man actress said: “Fashion is more than just wearing cool clothes. It’s a way to celebrate self-expression and individuality, which is extremely empowering. This is why I am proud to partner with Tommy Hilfiger.” Tap the link in bio for the full scoop. #TommyXZendaya #wwdfashion
Fashion is facing a blistering pace of technology, a complex economic backdrop, and shifting social mores, priorities, and lifestyles. WWD's annual CEO summit on Oct. 30 and 31, will be the meeting place for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address how these forces affect a consumer. Speakers this year include Antoine Arnault, Virgil Abloh, Gabriela Hearst, and Olivier Rousteing. Tap the link in our bio to find out more. #wwdceosummit