the CDG London Market

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  1. kit

    kit New Member

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    There's a headline on WGSN to the effect that Rei Kawakubo is to open a ' multi - brand ' store in London . :eek:

    Sorry , I know no more than that . :unsure:

    KIT :(
     
  2. nqth

    nqth arndom

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    Kawakubo to Open A London Market
    Mar 18 2004
    PARIS — Rei Kawakubo is about to make more retail waves.

    Hot on the heels of her new Comme des Garçons guerrilla stores — the latest of which is slated to bow Friday in Barcelona — the fashion maverick is sweeping into central London this fall with a six-story venture mixing office space with assorted fashion and other retail ventures.

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    It's a lead from wwd.com

    Could someone who has subscription post the whole article, please:)
    Thanks.
     
  3. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    here you go fellow cdg lovers, the full text of the wwd article :flower:

     
  4. Spacemiu

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    amazing, soudns liek such a artistic commune meets store, space. :heart:
     
  5. tott

    tott slightly dizzy

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    I think I'll have to plan a trip to London...
     
  6. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    great! :woot:
    even though i really like the store on brook.. nut thought that the connection between them and browns was weird (the SA there just somehow was different than we were at browns) ;)

    but i like that CDG is moving UP and making more of what is a reknowned worldwide label :flower:
     
  7. Acid

    Acid yes

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    i was considering going in there today actually.......but i never really like the clothes much

    they sell that junya watanabe label downstairs in CDG in brook street
     
  8. nqth

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    Amazing project, it could look like an "exclusive squat" :) No doubt London is a right place to make such a wonderful project, too.

    Thanks Lena for posting.
     
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    It sounds really cool and almost liquid, as if what were in there could or would change over night. I like it!
     
  10. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    very innovative... :heart:
     
  11. ahhGucci

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    How cool would that be, a store that changes over night, good thinking datura.
     
  12. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    it'd be murder to work there...you'd be up all night changing stuff...

    or you might lose your job altogether if the store changeded completely and they brought their own staff... :wacko:

    ;)
     
  13. Johnny

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    This must be the most interesting bit of fashion news I've heard for a long time. Funny that a few of us were mentinoing that the London store was a bit lacking. It sounds amazing. One of the pasters (can't remember who) is right about CDG's change of direction. I was speaking to a SA in Paris (in L'eclaireur) about comme and he was saying that they had taken a definite design decision to go for a younger market around 2-3 seasons ago (presumably since their 80's customers were just getting that little bit too old) and this expansion into related areas, bigger stores, guerilla concept etc seems to fit with that. Same too with their collaborations, esp Fred Perry one, which gets comme mentioned in all the crap UK fashion mags that would otherwise ignore it (although I for one think that it shouldn't get too democratic - although the proces may take care of that!)

    One other thing that the SA told me - although some of you may know this. CDG burn all of their unused stock each season!
     
  14. nqth

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    I think I should "faint" by reading that right now.
     
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    Don't mean to take this thread into a new direction, but those Perry/CdG shirts look like regular Perry shirts - with a different label. Boring.
     
  16. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    I think I should "faint" by reading that right now. [/b][/quote]
    what!!!... :woot:
     
  17. nqth

    nqth arndom

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    Suzy Menkes wrote some time ago that they "come out fighting":)

    In the women lines I think I can't see the move towards younger audiences that obvious. But with Homme Plus, yes. The last few collections (SS03 and 04, as well as FW02 for example - I found the FW03 a bit dissapointing) were more about fun and funky than the experimenting with forms and colors.

    I think that the success of Junya men's line gave Comme a stronger will to move toward younger clients. Btw, I wonder when Junya will make his perfumes:)
     
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    what!!!... :woot: [/b][/quote]
    not unusual. Hermes does the same thing, to keep the exclusivity.
     
  19. nqth

    nqth arndom

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    Softgrey, I don't know if this is a regular practice in business (to burn the stock:) I have read everybody is selling their stocks now as vintage, and those sell quite well.

    Anyway, my heart feels so sorry for that (burnt) clothes:-(
     
  20. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    not unusual. Hermes does the same thing, to keep the exclusivity. [/b][/quote]
    *HORROR*---claps hands to face-a la 'home alone'

    :angry: that's truly outrageous...at least donate it to charity...how wasteful...
     

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