The London Fashion Week is one of the most important fashion events in the world. GENESIS MANNEQUINS uses this time of creative ideas and exclusive designs to launch a brand new charismatic mannequin range.
With retail displays and their implementation often costing significant sums it is crucial that they deliver a healthy return for retailers and brands, not just in terms of sales but also brand reputation. It’s a sorry fact though that on all too many occasions displays are not treated as the valuable assets they are.
In the first of a three-part series, we talk to Umbrella’s senior designers, Adam Hewitt and John McCarthy, to find out what they feel makes UK retail design great and the ideas that are inspiring them.
When Brian Ford Powell established his Executive Recruitment business in Leicester in 1990, the world was very different. The average UK salary was £13760, the average UK house price was around £58,000 (and dropping rapidly) and Aldi had just opened its first UK store in Stechford, Birmingham. Other notable debuts that year include Lancôme’s Trésor, Mr Bean, Nintendo's Gameboy, Vogue by Madonna and (a favourite in our office) MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This. If those don't resonate, then a memorable exit that year was the resignation of Margaret Thatcher. What were you doing in 1990?