Just how many men and women are coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with missing limbs is not certain but the numbers are significant enough to raise awareness of a potential new consumer group, people with disabilities. 
UK department store Debenhams has become the first major retailer to show a disabled model in an advertising campaign

Thursday, December 30, 2010 · Categories: Anthropology and SociologyConsumer IntelligenceTrend AnalysisFashionMarketing and AdvertisingRetail and E-tail


Performance artist Marina Abramovic, who made waves at her MoMA retrospective this summer with her piece “The Artist Is Present,” appears on the cover of Serbian Elle for the January 2011 issue. She was photographed by fellow countryman, Dusan Reljin, in a dress designed by her dear friend, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 · Categories: Books and Magazines Art and PhotographyFashionMarketing and Advertising

 

Considering how widely known Terry Richardson is for his body of work (interpret that as you will), his latest shots for Equinox seem like a natural fit. Aiming to blur the lines between fashion, fitness and lifestyle, the 51-unit health club recruited the celebrated lensman for its new outdoor, print and digital ad campaign.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 · Categories: Sports and FitnessMarketing and Advertising


The renowned Italian ice cream has its own “university” that is attracting thousands of would-be gelatieri drawn by the allure of serving a product that people love to eat coupled with the economic benefits of running a gelato business.

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 · Categories: Consumer IntelligenceEducationFood and Beverages

 


From WWD… Who will it be? That was the question occupying most of the fashion and media world Friday following the surprise decision by Carine Roitfeld — designer muse, style icon and trendsetter extraordinaire — to step down as editor in chief of French Vogue after a decade at the helm.

Friday, December 24, 2010 · Categories: Books and Magazines FashionMarketing and Advertising


From WWD,  ... Two just-launched start-ups are trying their hand at opening up fashion design to the masses. Garmz, is one of the very first clothing companies to crowdsource apparel design. The other, Fabricly, is creating a sort of fast-fashion incubator or collaboration company.

Monday, December 20, 2010 · Categories: Social Media & Networking FashionApparelMarketing and Advertising

 

Two-thirds of the people to ever reach the age of 65 are alive today…
It has at long last dawned on the consumer industries that the 65+ demographic might just well be as interested in fashion and beauty as anyone else. duh.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 · Categories: Consumer IntelligenceTrend AnalysisFashionMarketing and Advertising


It’s not that Barbra Streisand had actually gone away anywhere but she had been kind of quiet in recent years. All that changed in 2010.

Monday, December 13, 2010 · Categories: Books and Magazines Music and EntertainmentTrend AnalysisBeauty and HealthFashion

 


We all look so samey now in our jeans and jeggings, we might as well be wearing Mao suits. Not that I am against the idea of having a fashion uniform, certain individuals have made a name for themselves with a signature style that screams their name, and I applaud them for it.

Monday, December 13, 2010 · Categories: Consumer IntelligenceTrend AnalysisFashionFashion Blogs

There’s no doubt about it, The Rolling Stones plus their wives, ex-wives, girlfriends and children, are having a moment. Recently released, a fascinating documentary called Stones In Exile, about the making of the the band’s much-lauded 1972 album, ‘Exile On Main Street’.

Thursday, December 02, 2010 · Categories: Books and Magazines Music and EntertainmentFashion

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