Personality, exclusivity, variability, individuality: These parameters will determine the future of retail trade. Inspired by the hottest names in the retail world and the most elaborate concepts, we would like to show you where retail businesses are headed. …
The Netherlands is not only a seafaring nation, but also a country of free spirits. That’s why René Descartes chose to settle there, above all other countries, convinced of its tolerance and the fact that he was not at risk of being burned at the stake.
If there’s one place in the world where you can claim to be right in the thick of it, then it’s probably Times Square in New York. Here, in midtown Manhattan, is where designer Don O’Neill creates his beautiful dreamy gowns for the label Theia.
Robert Wilson’s adaptation of The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann garnered him standing ovations in Düsseldorf.
To transcend the human by aesthetic means – this striving is something the American director Robert Wilson has in common with the late Andy Warhol. After the world premiere at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, who co-produced it, Wilson’s adaptation of The Sandman had its debut in Düsseldorf on Saturday.
There are some clichés that end up actually being true: others less so. When we land in Newcastle it’s raining – which doesn’t really surprise us, even though it’s August. A typical British August here up north. For Nigel Cabourn, however, that’s just part of the story.
Flashing camera bulbs and famous faces. Endless sunshine and bling-bling fashion. An obsession with physical perfection and Lamborghinis. There is hardly another city that manages to capture our imaginations like Los Angeles does. And the funny thing about it: the clichés are substantiated at every turn!
It’s the peculiar geography of New York that makes it what it is: a sardine can filled with eight million people, basically piled up on top of one other, living and working. In contrast to most other metropolises the Big Apple has no way of giving itself over to middle-age spread: two rivers, the Hudson and the East River, hinder a geographic city sprawl. So, at least on Manhattan Island, growth can only go one way: upwards.
The spectacularly located Montreal, which lies on the left bank of the St. Lawrence River, is considered by many as the Canadian ‘Petit Paris’. And it’s not just the picturesque streets in the world’s second largest French city that are indeed reminiscent of the Seine metropolis: when it comes to guts and stylistic individualism, the people of Montreal can certainly hold their own against their erstwhile conquerors.
Taking a look at the local street fashion worn by the young generation in Bangkok, the most influential economic centre in South-East Asia, you can see how westernised they are. Rockstar haircuts, skinny jeans and designer sneakers are a given for any trendy basic wardrobe, just as much as in European climes. …