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What you missed: See-now-buy-now, Nicopanda x Amazon, Kering tops sustainability index

Nicopanda spring 2018 will see one-hour delivery from Amazon
Nicopanda spring 2018 will see one-hour delivery from Amazon

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion business, digital comms and tech industry news over the past week.


TOP STORIES
  • Three seasons in, see-now-buy-now is going nowhere [Glossy]
  • Amazon tests one-hour catwalk-to-doorstep deliveries at Nicopanda show [Reuters]
  • Kering tops the Dow Jones Sustainability Index once more [FashionUnited]
  • British Fashion Council launches climate change initiative with Vivienne Westwood [BoF]

BUSINESS
  • The trouble with Topshop [BoF]
  • Hermès hits record first-half profit [FT]
  • BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund announces JD.com partnership [The Industry]
  • Giorgio Armani on London fashion week: ‘It’s the only true city where you see the creative turmoil’ [The Guardian]

SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Victoria Beckham takes top spot in digital engagement during NYFW [WWD]
  • How Mario Testino found a new lens through Instagram [Campaign]

MARKETING
  • Mick Rock shoots Rome residents for Gucci campaign [Dazed]
  • Inside Dior’s first micro-influencer campaign [Glossy]
  • Puma signs long-term partnership with Selena Gomez [FashionUnited]

RETAIL & E-COMMERCE
  • Liu Qiangdong, the ‘Jeff Bezos of China’, on making billions with JD.com [FT]
  • eBay moves into luxury with fashion start-up Spring [Racked]

TECHNOLOGY
  • All the tech plans for Tommy Hilfiger’s LFW show [Forbes]

PRODUCT
  • Stone Island’s thermo-sensitive ice knitwear collection changes colour in cold weather [Design Boom]
  • Nike introduces Flyleather, its latest ‘super material’ [BoF]
  • Nike unveils ‘connected’ jersey for NBA partnership [BoF]

START-UPS
  • Fashion start-up wants customers to be able to customise every item they buy [PSFK]
  • Natalie Massenet joins seed funding for hosiery start-up Heist [BoF]
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Burberry’s live Snapchat campaign pushes boundaries, but polished view leaves something to be desired

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Burberry took to Snapchat once again yesterday – this time to reveal its spring/summer 2016 ad campaign being shot by Mario Testino, live as it took place in London.

As per the usual Snapchat brief, those images will live on the platform for 24-hours only. The campaign captures models Hayett Belarbi McCarthy, Misha Hart, Ruth Bell, May Bell, Eliza Fairbanks, Liam Gardner and Louie Johnson.

Christopher Bailey, chief creative and chief executive officer at Burberry, said: “We wanted to play with the traditional format of an advertising campaign to make it much more immediate and accessible just as we did with our runway show last month. Creatively this is incredibly exciting as we are totally focused on capturing the energy and the rawness of the shoot and sharing it the moment it happens.”

James Kirkham, global head of social and mobile at ad agency Leo Burnett, writing on behalf of Marketing Magazine, highlighted numerous factors set to make this campaign superb – that it proves social media can be premium, that it plays on the desire for urgency from this audience, and that it successfully puts mobile first.

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“The transient nature of the platform means you have to be in it to win it. Miss it, miss out. FOMO is rife, and exclusive Testino shot fashion ranges that last 24 hours are as good a reason as any to be there in the right place at the right time,” he writes.

But while all of that is true, the result left me wishing for a little bit more. Snapchat is the opportunity to truly go behind-the-scenes, offer up a raw view of life behind a brand, and Burberry eschews that altogether by opting for this really polished persona. That worked in its storytelling for fashion week, but it leaves a little to be desired with an ad campaign that ultimately offers not much more than flicking through a look book (albeit an early view of it).

There are no shots of the shoot actually taking place (the image shown above was not on Snapchat); just the finished product. And even then, we’re talking largely stills, alongside a handful of videos that don’t offer any sound. It’s beautifully done, of course, but for the eager Snapchat audience, it feels as though an opportunity has been missed to capture that little bit more.

In fact the most authentic part of it, is the sincere looks of glee shown on the faces of Testino and Bailey in the shot below, taken together at the end. If only we could hear from them about what they’re creating. Kudos to Burberry for breaking the mould once again, but a more candid view is what will have made it a true winner for the season ahead.

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Romeo Beckham fronts SS13 Burberry campaign

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Romeo Beckham has been announced as the spring/summer 2013 face of Burberry’s mainline campaign.

The 10-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, appears in a print image and short film (as below) shot by Mario Testino, which broke online earlier today.

He wears a signature Burberry trench coat while playfully pointing an umbrella at models Edie Campbell and Charlie France who appear alongside him. Tom Odell’s “Another Love”, which featured in Burberry’s SS13 show, plays over the top.

Future content released throughout the season will star other Brits including Cara Delevingne, Charlotte Wiggins, Alex Dunstan and Max Rendell, all of whom have previously featured in Burberry campaigns or runway shows.

Chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey, said: “This season’s campaign lights up with the infectious energy of an amazing young cast of old and new Burberry family. Cara, Edie, Charlotte, Charlie and Alex are joined by Max and Romeo, who was a joy to work with and really stole the show.”

The campaign is being rolled out across “all Burberry touch points and platforms globally”. That will include outdoor and print advertising, as well as Burberry.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Sina Weibo, Douban, Kaixin001 and Youku.

As with last season, consumers are also able to purchase the new collection straight from the images on Burberry.com as well as in stores.

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Videos from Burberry’s A/W 2012 campaign

Burberry’s new autumn/winter 2012 campaign launched today, as previously reported allowing consumers to shop directly from the creative on the brand’s website.

Here are some of the videos released, including the soundtrack, “Indigo Home” by campaign star Roo Panes. Check them out:

 

 

 

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Multimedia Burberry campaign invites users to pre-order new collection

Burberry is inviting consumers to purchase directly from its autumn/winter 2012 campaign and ahead of store delivery, through a series of short films and imagery.

In a continuation of the brand’s Runway to Reality concept, which allows consumers to pre-order items straight from the catwalk, fans will be able to buy straight from the campaign gallery on Burberry.com for the first time.

The campaign – starring up-and-coming British actress Gabriella Wilde, alongside musician Roo Panes – will break on June 1, with new creative rolled out on a monthly basis thereafter. Referred to as the brand’s “most cinematic shoot to date”, it was captured by Mario Testino at the Royal Naval College in London at night.

“We wanted to play with everything that’s at the heart of the Burberry world – celebrating our brand and London through imagery, film, music, weather and our iconic outerwear, all in a very poetic and British way,” said chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey.

Panes has written and recorded a track called “Indigo Home” exclusively for Burberry, due to be released on iTunes also on June 1. The campaign will also be pushed across international platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Sina Weibo, Douban, Kaixin001 and Youku.

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The Feeling talk Rosé (Unplugged at Abbey Road for Burberry Body)

 

Here’s the behind-the-scenes film of British band The Feeling discussing their recording of Rosé, the soundtrack to the new Burberry Body fragrance campaign starring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

A lovely tribute to “the fabric” of Abbey Road, it was posted last week ahead of the single’s release tomorrow, October 10, alongside its exclusive music video, also recorded at Abbey Road.

To give it its full title, Rosé Unplugged at Abbey Road for Burberry Body, is said to be the first official release of a single by a luxury brand. Burberry has partnered with Shazam, Youtube and Facebook to enable its connection with multiple global audiences.

“Music is a hugely important facet of the Burberry world and with the launch of Burberry Body we wanted to create an iconic soundtrack that reflects the sensuality and attitude of the fragrance. We worked with The Feeling, a band that I have long admired on a unique recording of Rosé at Abbey Road. This exclusive string version captures the mood and spirit of the Burberry Body campaign perfectly,” said chief creative officer Christopher Baliey.

Watch the full Burberry Body campaign film here, or listen to a full-length version of The Feeling’s Rosé, here. Below too is the behind-the-scenes of Rosie’s actual shoot with Mario Testino, released back in August:

 

You can also buy the single on iTunes, here.

 

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Footage from Burberry’s AW11/12 campaign

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The autumn/winter 2011/12 campaign for Burberry has been released, featuring a series of British actors, musicians and models.

“I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather,” said chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.

The cast includes Matthew Whitehouse, Jourdan Dunn, Amber Anderson, Molly Smith, Thomas Penfound, Felicity Jones, Jake Cooper, Johnny George, Thomas Penfound, Sam Claflin and Cara Delevingne.

See the full campaign shot by Mario Testino, here.

Or watch footage of it below: