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Architecture Meets Fashion

March 26, 2009

Neil Barrett 

Coming from a British heritage of master tailors, Barrett was introduced to the art of fashion at an early age.  After a master degree in mens fashion he worked for Italian giant Gucci, Prada & even had a collaboration with Puma.  

In 1999 Barrett launched his self-named label and in 2006 this amazing store was opened in Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan.  I think there are strong coorelations between fashion & design.  Everything from the design lines, inspirations and philosophy –

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”   –   Coco Chanel 

Flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.

Architecture design by Zaha Hadid Architects

   http://www.zaha-hadid.com/

A few selections, from his label described as:    “his signature style stems from his reworking of iconic men’s wear details and fit.  The product’s broad appeal lies in Neils ability to combine timeless quality, wearability and fashion trend.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Fashion in Seattle – Escada vs. Gucci

March 2, 2009

 

escada Gucci  for Escada –   Located directly across from louis vuitton Washington sees the opening of it’s first Gucci retail store, 1 of 16 within the US.   Retail specialists believe Gucci will be more succesful than Escada, primarily due to the cultish obsession buyers have with their handbags.   Accesories decadent with Gucci print costing hundreds of dollars vs. thousands of dollars womens outfit (Escada), tend to be more aggreable with the Pacific Northwest shopping demographic (makes sense to me).   Interestingly enough, Gucci had been considering opening shop East of Seattle, in Bellevue where Neiman Marcus will be opening.  However Bellevue Nordstroms’ in-store mini Gucci-eria kept Gucci Retail west of 520.  How’s that for proof that fashion is budding in Seattle?  Or, is it just lack luster designer driven appeal where 150K earners buy fashion for their logos and status – and the 20k earners…like you and me 🙂

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1302 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

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