As part of VM-unleashed’s 10th anniversary year we take a look back at some retail milestones from the last decade and explain why each store’s message is as relevant for us today as it was then. The last decade has shown us that brands need to connect very strongly on an emotional level with their customers in order to survive and flourish. New brands arrive with a fanfare of future-
In a strange and literal turn of events, and in part reaction to the fabricated financed world around us there has become a clamor for brands with true heritage, roots, tradition and history. In many ways the greater the brand heritage struggle, the deeper the hardship, the more humble the history then the more credible collateral a business has. At the heart of this consumer desire is “trust.” Always-
In a world of future uncertainties,
yet high on nostalgia, heritage, vintage and the warmth & security of the rose-coloured past, there’s an immeasurable wealth in bringing back the past to bear the fruits of future commercial success.
Lyle & Scott is no fabrication, but the genuine material, and communicates attractively and intelligently its heritage and its history to current times. Skill abounds in drawing from the past yet being firmly entrenched in the present and learning the lessons of yesterday to propel it into the uncertainties of tomorrow, with the same integrity, quality, style and popularity that has seen it grow from strength to strength for the last 140 years.
Traditional Scottish knitwear brand…
Lyle & Scott confirms its transformation into a brand at the vanguard of contemporary youth fashion with a first flagship store on hip Carnaby Street.
Straight lines and urban materials sit easily with its trendy neighbours whilst its heritage is woven beautifully into the store fabric through the warmth of wood and the replication of looms complete with yarns and threads.
The 3 collections – contemporary, classic and golf find suitable homes with subtleties of environment to reflect the product personality and attract the appropriate custom profiles. Old and new, trend and tradition in the perfect blend.
how well have you blended your history with your future…