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NORDSTROM NYC FLAGSHIP

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

Co-President, Pete Nordstrom, along side of corporate partners hosted a tour for retailer’s newly largest single project investment in their history. On Oct 24th, Nordstrom will launch its first flagship in Manhattan since the 1920s. An exclusive onestop shop adjacent to the Nordstrom Men’s store located on West 57th street & Broadway. The seven-level flagship store, designed in collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, forms in the base of the ‘tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.’ With 320,000 square feet, it will embody an experience which is responsive and reflective of its customers. After all, a great design encourages people to stay longer and shop more. And, with 19-foot ceilings, it’s an open canvas for an interchangeable yet flexible floor plan.

The new floor plan allows for discovery, with range to explore and transition through brands freely that they haven’t experienced before. The infrastructure is designed to funnel natural light through transparency with floor to ceiling glass, intertwining the shopping experience to the city’s skyline. The atrium possesses a waveform glass façade which allows for interaction from customers inside and out. Chain-mail veils and lighting installations lend character to the location, reflecting the city’s cultural events as well as major holidays. 

“A rapidly growing younger consumer who’s engaged has emerged,” asserts Pete Nordstrom. Instinctively creating a new culture and how we shop that’s relevant to life experiences. Today one-third of sales are e-commerce, which represents 30% of Nordstrom’s business.

For over 100 years, the retailer has stood the test of time. The climate of brick and mortar for many retailers have shrunk and/or has become nonexistent. Nordstrom understands as their customer evolves, their level of service and retail atmosphere should be elevated as well. Using technology and innovation, the new store’s communication system will allow employees to order beverages and/or garments throughout the location.

In addition, customers will have access to 24/7 buy online & pickup, in-store personal stylists and tailoring while you wait. The Vice President of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim, has fabricated initiatives like Pop-In@ Nordstrom – an exclusive space for emerging designers. Merchandising will include a curated depth of products (clothing, accessories, shoes, beauty, children’s, home etc) across price points.

Lastly, there will be 7 food and beverage options with 4 full-service restaurants, 2 bars and an innovative, gluten-free doughnut stand:

¤ Shoe Bar will feature handcrafted cocktails, speciality coffee drinks and a selection of small plates.

¤ 2 restaurants are in collaboration with Chef Tom Douglas.

¤ 1 restaurant is in collaboration with Chef Ethan Stowell.

For a mega metropolis that’s often explored while on foot, this fashion marquee’s newest residence seems to be long overdue.

Valentino’s Latest Collaboration

Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino and Jun Takahashi of Undercover discuss how the reopening of the Valentino flagship store in Ginza, Japan brought the two designers together to create diverse and inclusive collections like never seen before.

 -Piccioli on collaborating with Takahashi: “The thing that interests me the most about collaborating with a designer like Jun is not the technical creative process in itself but the human exchange and, in our case, the cultural dialogue. That’s how you continuously learn and teach.”

-Takahashi on his inclusion of roses in the women’s collection: “Roses are beautiful, but they also have thorns. I am always attracted to this kind of duality, and this is at least why I chose them.”

Check out the on instyle here

Analytics for the Met Gala

Analytics for the Met Gala – top mentions, celebrities and brand mentions (and the moment when a pigeon steals the show)

Data from the last 24 hrs, taken at midnight the day of the Met Gala

NEW YORK –  Leading international social media analytics firm measures fashion’s biggest night in social media buzz.  Data as of 11:58 p.m. ET Monday, May 6, 2019 offers the what’s trending on the most outrageous and quite specifically, the most remarkable, buzz from the Met Gala and the year of Camp.

5.8 million mentions

  • 26.9 million engagements
  • 62.6% female audience, 37.4% male audience

Trending:

  • Harry Styles (347K mentions and 1.6 million engagements)
  • Lada Gaga and her 4 outfit changes (266.6K mentions and 1.3 million engagements)
  • Singer Lay Zhang & Valentino

Top trending articles on news channels

  1. The Vogue article about the Met Gala (10.4K shares/likes)
  2. The GQ story about Harry Styles (4.5 K shares/likes)
  3. The CNN article about Lady Gaga’s entrance at the Met (3.4K shares/likes)

Top trending on Social Media

  1. A tweet of a pigeon landing on the red carpet steals the show (109.5K shares/likes)
  2. A tweet remembering Zac Posen’s 2016 dress worn by Claire Danes (89.1K shares/likes)
  3. Lada Gaga’s 4 outfit changes (82.3K shares/likes)

 

 Hashtags

 Mentions

 1

 #MetGala

      4,776,167

 2

 #LAYxVLTNinNYC

        149,834

 3

 #MetCamp

        136,682

 4

 #MetGala2019

        132,820

 5

 #HarryatMET

          95,237

 6

 #LayZhangMetGala

          79,198

 7

 #MetGaga

          43,138

 8

 #NickiGala

          41,982

 9

 #XINGALA

          14,645

##

 #EXO

          11,967

Celebrities ranking

 

 Celebrities

 Mentions

  1

 Harry Styles

      335,250

  2

 Lady Gaga

      326,103

  3

 Zendaya

      226,948

  4

 Ezra Miller

       96,356

  5

 Billy Porter

       70,040

  6

 Alessandro Michele

       60,404

  7

 Katy Perry

       56,500

  8

Valentino Launches “Tú Y Yo”

The exponent of urban music, Valentino, today launches his new song and music video “Tú y Yo” with his colleagues of the genre Justin Quiles and Nicky Jam.

The expectation is growing day by day for fans of Valentino, who have been able to have a “little taste” of the theme “Tú y Yo” through the social networks of the singer.

“Tú y Yo” is the first song of the famous Puerto Rican after having signed exclusivity with the record label Warner Music Latina. The simple one of urban sort is of the responsibility of the three interpreters; Valentino, Justin Quiles and Nicky Jam, under the production of the renowned Saga WhiteBlack; also “Tú y Yo” comes with an important differential factor and has romantic lyrics, with a sensual and contagious melody.

“Belonging to Warner Music Latina has made me grow more as a professional, more than a blessing is a great commitment that I have made in my career,” says the singer.

The videoclip of the song was recorded during the month of May in the city of Miami, with the direction of photographer and director Mike Ho. The audiovisual piece will be available to the public on all digital platforms starting today, and promises to be a “hit” of summer 2018, to enjoy the usual parties that characterize this time of year.

“We are sure that “Tú y Yo” will become a hymn during this summer, I thank my classmates for accompanying me in this new stage in my career and especially for trusting in this topic, which I am sure the public will love,” says Valentino.

TOP SOCIAL INFLUENCER – SIMONETTA LEIN

Simonetta Lein × Top 100 Fashion Influencer 

Styled by Ninorta Malke

Pictures by Byron Purnell of BCProductions215

Hair Style by Ale Lucchetta

Make-up by Cat In The Wonderland

Outfits provided by Dreams On Air – New York


Leather jacket and skirt by Malika Rajani, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Parasite Eyewear

Top by Saku, Metallic Skirt by Gwen Salakaia, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur

Top by Michelle Nicole, Metallic Jacket by Byron Lars, Skirt by Liana Camba, Shoes by Femmes Sans Peur, Sunglasses by Yohji Yamamoto



(Featured Image – Gown by Jacqueline Then



Q × A


How do you feel to be considered a fashion icon?

  • The reality is that I conquered every single thing by hard work. There is no better feeling than being recognized, seen, and heard. It means that my message is getting out there louder and louder. Fashion to me is a way to wrap your soul. I love that women and men can look at me to be inspired by who I am, inside and out. I believe this is what makes you a fashion icon.


    When you were younger, was there a pivitol moment where you knew fashion would be your life calling? 

    • When I was 16 and was told that I had the body of a model I remember having butterflies in my stomach. I looked at myself in the mirror and said: “One day you will be a top model”. That was my childhood dream. A pure dream that simply means to strive to be the best of the best. Being recognized today as such gives me the strength to keep on working. The beautiful part is that I get inspired everyday by my mentor, Daisaku Ikeda, knowing for a fact that there is no limit to going beyond yourself. I am looking forward to see myself in 5 years. The “no” are there, many times they are stronger than the yes. When they hit me however I know I need to surpass them. 


      Lastly, who or what influences your current style now? And who are your current favorite brands?

      • Instagram is my beyond imagination source of inspiration. We dictate trends. Things that we wore months before make it onto the catwalks the following season. This happens all the time with many amazing influencers. Brands are watching us now to pick up inspiration: this is the concrete signal that social media has changed an industry. I am an Italian soul and body, I adore Gucci and Fendi. I take joy in discovering new international brands and selecting the best out of them such as Malika Rajani, Femme Sans Peur, Michelle Nicole. A big shout out to stylist Ninorta Malke for making me discover Dreams On Air, a New York City showroom with amazing innovative labels. As a fashion Influencer discovering the new, seeing their vision, mission, and love gives me so much motivation. Keep on being YOU.

      UGIE HAMPTON

      Montreal-born fashion stylist and creative director Ugie is best known for styling trendsetting looks for online luxury fashion destination SSENSE.COM as the company’s lead e-commerce menswear stylist while also curating visual installations for their Montreal flagship store. With 8 years of extensive experience in the fields of luxury e-commerce, editorial, visual merchandising, and brand building, Ugie’s exuberant personality, unique sense of style, and refined street-led aesthetic have contributed to solidifying his distinction as one of today’s most influential and sought after Canadian fashion stylists. 

      Always on the cusp of high-fashion trends with much of his inspiration coming straight from the streets, he also draws upon elements of architecture and interior design to feed his creativity. Garnering the attention of fellow industry creatives, acclaimed brands, and celebrities alike, he continues to position himself as a leading tastemaker in the industry.

      Ugie has styled over multiple brands: Gucci, Saint-Laurent, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Yeezy