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11 Secrets Of Selfridges. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a figure of relative obscurity to many until ITV's Mr Selfridge appeared on our screens in 2013.

11 Secrets Of Selfridges

Tonight, the final series begins, set nine years after the end of the previous series. Selfridges, the shopping behemoth at which the series is based, opened its doors on 15 March 1909 on what was then the unfashionable end of Oxford Street. Get warmed up for the final series with this trivia about the London store. 1. Size matters Selfridge's (it had an apostrophe when it opened) was the last of London's best-known department stores to be built — and is the only one that was purpose built. 2. Shortly after the store opened, French aviator Louis Blériot became the first person to fly over the English Channel. Uk.pinterest. [Pics] Steal These 9 Visual Merchandising and Store Ideas. I was recently on Michigan Avenue in Chicago where some of the most inventive and successful brands put their best and brightest designs.

[Pics] Steal These 9 Visual Merchandising and Store Ideas

Before I get too far showing the visual merchandising retail trends that are right on, one of the keys to the idea behind these store designs is allowing enough space for the products to be seen. So many retailers think that stores that are stocked to the brim offer choice, but what they really offer is the opportunity for shoppers to get overwhelmed and leave. Here are 9 stellar merchandising and visually interesting ideas you should adapt to fit your own store. Genderless fashion: a fad or the future? Fashion has always blurred the male and female gender divide, but recent seasons have seen a rise in genderless collections.

Genderless fashion: a fad or the future?

Is this just a passing trend or is there a shift taking place as awareness and acceptance of non-binary gender goes mainstream? Is Mass-Produced Gender Neutral Fashion Really All That Neutral? When we look back on 2016 years from now, it’ll be remembered for a lot of things.

Is Mass-Produced Gender Neutral Fashion Really All That Neutral?

We’re only halfway through and this is already the year that Beyoncé served us Lemonade, and a mom in a Chewbacca mask made us temporarily forget that Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president. Sorry Not Sorry, but Fashion Won't Be Truly Genderless Until More Men Wear Skirts. Is Genderless Fashion the Future? Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail? (L-R) Raf Simons Menswear Spring/Summer 2014, Gucci Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015, J.W Anderson Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Indigital LONDON, United Kingdom — Alessandro Michele’s womenswear debut for Gucci was, by far, the most anticipated show of Milan Fashion Week.

Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail?

How would Michele attempt to re-reinvigorate Kering’s ailing cash cow, after chief executive François-Henri Pinault said in December that the brand needed a fresh point of view and more daring shows? The answer: bookish, pussy-bow wearing boys and girls, sharing both the runway and the same tailoring, shoulder-length locks and cut-glass cheekbones. Fashion’s Bold New Future Has No Gender. "The great gender blur," Ruth La Ferla called it in the New York Times, writing about the fall collections coming out of the most recent New York Fashion Week.

Fashion’s Bold New Future Has No Gender

Birmingham City University - Sign In. Blurred Lines: Why Gender-Neutral Fashion Is the New Normal. I can finally come out with it, because it's not that big deal of a "reveal" anymore: About half of my older blue jeans (and some of my khakis and cords) are women's brands purchased by either me or my wife over the years.

Blurred Lines: Why Gender-Neutral Fashion Is the New Normal

What can I say? They spoke to me more than what was on the men's racks at the time. I wasn't interested in a feminine silhouette, zippered ankles, or a skinny tapered leg that would Russell Brand me out. Recycling - & Other Stories. Recycling with us is easy We want to reduce the environmental footprint in the fashion world, and recycling is a big part of that.

Recycling - & Other Stories

We try to find solutions for it in every part of our process and have, since our launch in 2013, established an in-store recycling program for our beauty packaging. Starting in 2015, our stores in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States offer in-store textile recycling too. To make the most of this exciting task, we cooperate with experts within this field, and rely on you to recycle with us. Beauty recycling: We have an overall sustainable approach within our beauty range, using standard packaging and keeping the paper use to a minimum by printing all necessary information on the inside of the boxes instead of on a separate folder. This is how it works: Garment collecting. Of the thousands of tonnes of textiles thrown away every year, 95% could be re-worn or recycled.

Garment collecting

We’re committed to changing the way we make, use and dispose of our clothes. Of the thousands of tonnes of textiles that people throw away every year, as much as 95% could be re-worn or recycled. There are some exciting new materials that will have an important role to play in achieving this change.