Friday, 21 March 2014

VM Paris Trip: March 2014

Tuesday 11th March to Thursday 13th March 2014. This Paris trip is an LCF VM research visit and here our Visual Merchandising students take to the The Triangle d'Or, better known as the 'Golden Triangle', where the most luxurious fashion brands congregate on three of the most famous shopping streets in Paris.

Mission: Visual Research Photographs of interesting shop windows and visual influences from Paris. Also to take note of the main seasonal trends and inspirations from the new concept stores / art / people / street observations.

Golden eyebrows and bright colours from the House of Dior.

12.30pm – Meet tour director Lexie Martone, at Gucci on the Champs-Elysées for a private tour of the Parisian Fashion District.

flashed by the paparazzi!

Group shot at the end of our Golden Triangle tour.

Above: Silver boots and multi-coloured jackets from Courrèges, known for it's ultra-modern designs and a very groovy logo! Below: more multi-coloured items, but this time from the well-designed Apple store (a converted bank) in Opéra, where we were given a tour by team leader, David Hammer.

Cristian Bortes-Wikimedia

A highlight of the trip was an incredibly interesting and informative tour of La Rosa Mannequins, the oldest italian mannequins brand, dating back to 1922.

An impressive in-depth talk about the brand and it's history by La Rosa's Karyn Delmas.

From outside the Palais de Tokyo, an interesting way to display footwear... 

The golden hour (sometimes known as the magic hour, especially in cinematography) is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset which is ideal for photography.

From the little green boxes that run along a vast stretch of the river Seine. Le Figaro Illustré magazine from 1935 featuring the illustration above by an artist called Geffroy.

Dusk, and time for an evening meal in a fine restaurant called Un Zèbre à Montmartre at 38 Rue Lepic.

Groucho - Wikimedia

And... night. 

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