SPACE at Nordstrom to introduce an incubator project to showcase and support new designers

SPACE at Nordstrom to introduce an incubator project to showcase and support new designers

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On February 21, SPACE at Nordstrom will introduce ‘The Lab,’ an incubator project to showcase and support new designers in select stores and online.

Conceived and curated by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom, ‘The Lab’ will present five designers selected for the inaugural season: Eckhaus Latta, Vejas, Eric Schlösberg, A.W.A.K.E. and Dilara Findikoglu.

Kim and her buying team selected a handful of looks from the five designers, including exclusive and custom-made items signature to each’s aesthetic.

SPACE, which Kim launched in Fall 2015, is an in-store designer boutique featuring cross-category collections of apparel, accessories, home goods and fragrance from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Koché, Ellery, Colovos, Molly Goddard, and more.

A long-time champion of emerging designers in the fashion industry, Kim saw a subset of truly new brands just starting their collections and wanted to develop a place dedicated to recognizing fledgling talent.

“A brand has to be relatively established in order to support a substantial wholesale business,” Kim said. “We wanted to find a way to show the truly new brands just starting out, and to recognize the great, raw talent out there. To say we see you, and we want to support you.

“There are incredible demands on a young designer trying to grow their business, and we wanted to say ‘you may not be able to produce enough of a collection for eight stores right now and that’s okay.’ The Lab is for the designers who have just launched their collections, did their first show, maybe used their friends as models and showed in a basketball court in the Lower East Side. It’s true, authentic and they’re creating beautiful collections that we want to share with our customers.”

The Lab will be an ongoing program in SPACE at Nordstrom, refreshed with new brands each season in order to give each designer a spotlight to help grow their businesses.

‘The Lab’ will be in the following SPACE locations:

  • Nordstrom Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Nordstrom The Grove, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Nordstrom Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
  • Nordstrom CF Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont.
  • Nordstrom.com/SPACELab

Dilara Findikoglu

Dilara Findikoglu is a London based designer of Turkish origin. The Central St. Martins graduate’s rebellious nature first came to light when in lieu of the press show, she held her own guerilla catwalk to much admiration from the International fashion press. Since then her name has quickly become synonymous with empowered tailoring fused with historical references and social commentary – Dilara plays with the roles and perceptions of the norm and distorts and twists them for our pleasure. Stocked worldwide in the finest boutiques and concept stores, her rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

Eric Schlosberg

Heavily influenced by fantasy and storytelling, Eric Schlosberg’s eponymous label opens up the door to a sexy alternate universe that’s ever so slightly off kilter and twisted. The Parsons graduate envelops his audience with glamour and decadence all while keeping true to his punk sensibilities.

Eckhaus Latta

ECKHAUS LATTA is a New York based fashion label designed and executed by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta. The two met while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. After graduating (BFA 2010), they designed and worked with many labels, artists and institutions including Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Matthew Barney, Opening Ceremony, The Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and threeASFOUR. Together in 2011, Mike and Zoe founded ECKHAUS LATTA.

A.W.A.K.E.

A.W.A.K.E. was founded in 2012 by Natalia Alaverdian. Natalia’s unique eye for fashion has developed through a multi-disciplinary career encompassing styling, art direction and photography. Natalia’s goal with A.W.A.K.E., an acronym for All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm, is to propose a personal and distinct voice through clothing that balance conceptual, storytelling aspirations with commercial viability. Keynote designs are Natalia’s take on classic shirting, tailored coats, and dresses, each with an idiosyncratic quality underlined by a succession of very specific inspirational references of animals and characters from history, art and film. The major reference point and inspiration for all of the collections so far have been deviated from the Japanese art and culture.

Vejas

Vejas manifested out of aggregate desires to actualize a reality, and the will of that longing culminated into a uniquely staged presentation for Autumn / Winter 2015. The show embraced the contradictions of strength and vulnerability, freedom and control, and explored the ideals of self-actualization that allowed it to enter into the real. The clothing contorts the familiar into unnatural forms: the soft mechanized and the hard cut into submission, composing a wardrobe that allows an emotive form of dressing. In 2016, Vejas was awarded the LVMH Special Jury Prize.

ABOUT NORDSTROM

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Contact:
Brie Cross
Nordstrom, Inc.
206.303.4315
brie.cross@nordstrom.com

Source: Nordstrom, Inc.

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Nordstrom launches an exclusive Valentine’s Day jewelry capsule collection for SPACE

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. is launching an exclusive Valentine’s Day jewelry capsule collection for SPACE, its boutique for emerging and advanced designers curated by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects. The collection hits stores Monday, January 16.

Showcasing green gemstones that align with Pantone’s 2017 hue of the year, the collection includes emerald, peridot, tsavorite and tourmaline and offers an assortment of exclusive and one-of-a-kind pieces from WWAKE, Daniela Villegas, Meadowlark, MOCIUN and Anna Sheffield. The collection starts at $99 for a pair of Meadowlark hoop earrings, and ranges to $5,000 for a pair of Anna Sheffield diamond earrings.

NYC-based WWAKE, known for bringing new perspectives to traditional jewelry, used emerald for the first time to design three exclusive, solid gold pieces for the collection: an earring, a necklace and a ring. Other exclusives include the Happy Caterpillar Necklace by Designer Daniela Villegas, made with the one-of-a-kind, tourmaline stone.

Pieces from the Meadowlark Bloom Collection are making their first stop in the United States with the launch. Made exclusively for Nordstrom, the brand also designed the Peridot Star Hoop Earrings, incorporating the peridot stone made from a gem variety of the mineral Olivine.

Caitlin Mociun of MOCIUN designed an exclusive, one-of-a-kind assortment that represents a romantic and sweet color palette, shedding light on a more delicate version of her signature stone cluster compositions and designs.

Designer Anna Sheffield focused most of her energy on ear jewelry for this collection. She used emerald to design a variety of hoops and ear climbers, made with a silver, blackened metal finish to make the green emeralds pop.

Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons Collection, Koché, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan, Molly Goddard and more. The shop lives as a standalone boutique within the store’s designer department, and houses cross-category collections of apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods and fragrance.

SPACE is found in the following Nordstrom stores and online:

  • Downtown Seattle, WA
  • Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • Pacific Centre, Vancouver, BC
  • San Francisco Centre, CA
  • The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, TN
  • The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
  • Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Nordstrom.com/SPACE

ABOUT NORDSTROM

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

ABOUT OLIVIA KIM

Olivia Kim joined Nordstrom in February 2013, and currently serves as the Vice President of Creative Projects. In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s locations through curated partnerships, the Pop-In@Nordstrom series of pop-up shops, an in-store boutique SPACE, a concept shop in collaboration with Nike titled Nordstrom x Nike, and a concept shop at the Seattle flagship store titled Nordstrom Welcomes Hermès. Additionally, in 2016, Kim took on the role of creative director for company’s brand campaigns. The Spring 2016 campaign under her direction was Nordstrom’s first brand campaign in 15 years.

Kim and the Creative Projects team aims to create new, interesting and unique experiences for customers and introduce them to the best up-and-coming brands and new talent. A prominent figure in the fashion industry, prior to joining Nordstrom Olivia was a founding member of and Vice President of Creative at Opening Ceremony where she was responsible for the retailer’s leadership in merchandising and store planning, art direction, and collaborative projects. Kim is a long-time champion of emerging designers, which is evident in her brand selections in SPACE and Pop-In shops (where you might find Brother Vellies sitting next to Rodarte). In 2015, Kim was selected to join the prestigious ANDAM jury, which supports young designers, and has also played an essential role in launching emerging designers such as CFDA nominated brands as Suno, Pamela Love, and Patrik Ervell.

Contact:

NordstromPR@Nordstrom.com
1-877-746-6228

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Nordstrom launches an exclusive Valentine’s Day jewelry capsule collection for SPACE

 

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Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom is expanding its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, thereby doubling the number of locations since its launch one year ago.

Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons Collection, Koché, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan, Molly Goddard and more. The shop lives as a standalone boutique within the store’s designer department, and houses cross-category collections of apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods and fragrance.

SPACE initially launched exclusively in the retailer’s flagship locations, yet now expands to new markets known as shopping destinations. On August 24th, SPACE will open at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tenn. followed by The Grove in Los Angeles on August 26th. Nordstrom will open its first Toronto store on September 16 at Eaton Centre, followed by Yorkdale Centre on October 21. Both will open with SPACE.

“These cities are known for their amazing fashion and the people there have such a strong sense of individual style,” said Kim. “We want to make a statement with our stores in these markets and identify them as destinations for fashion, style, art and culture. Our customers are really curious and educated about fashion, and part of our goal with SPACE is to create a platform to introduce our customers to this side of designer fashion – this place where the directional collections or up-and-comers have a place to live and grow.”

The boutique was designed with artistic elements and pops of color to distinguish it from the rest of the retail floor – think pink mannequins, mixed materials and art objects to accent the area. Kim worked with the Nordstrom design team to create a framework that feels open and airy to allow customers to flow in and out of the boutique, then decorated each with work from artists, furniture makers and artisans so each feels uniquely warm and inviting.

The shops feature pieces like neon pink mirrors from Ettore Sottsass, bright pink woven rubber benches by Kwangho Lee and graphic printed end tables by Michele De Lucchi. SPACE also includes colorful vintage benches by Verner Panton, rainbow resin polychrome shelving from Gaetano Pesce, and other one-of-a-kind pieces from Kim’s favorite artists sourced from Johnson Trading Gallery in New York City.

To celebrate the launch of SPACE in Toronto, Kim and the Creative Projects team created a special capsule collection of exclusive ready-to-wear and accessory items from Canadian designers Brother Vellies, Steven Tai, WWAKE and Vejas. The capsule collection will be available in-store only at SPACE Vancouver and Toronto locations.

This fall, SPACE will be found in the following Nordstrom stores and online:

  • Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
  • Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C .
  • San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, Calif.
  • The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, Tenn. (opening August 24, 2016)
  • The Grove, Los Angeles, Calif. (opening August 26, 2016)
  • Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont. (opening September 16, 2016)
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ont. (opening October 21, 2016)
  • Nordstrom.com/SPACE

DESIGNERS INCLUDE:

Acne Studios Faustine Steinmetz Pièce à Conviction
Adieu Isa Arfen Pippa Small
Anita Ko Jacquemus Roksanda
Anna Sheffield Jemma Wynne Sarah & Sebastian
Anthony Vaccarello Julien David Shrimps
Ashley Williams Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Simon Miller
Bella Freud Kara Simone Rocha
Betony Vernon Koché Sofie D’Hoore
Brooke Gregson Lara Melchior Sophie Bille Brahe
Brother Vellies Léa Peckre Sophie Buhai
Bzippy & Co. Maison Michel Steven Tai
Charlotte Chesnais Maria La Rosa Toga
Colovos Maria Tash Tom Wood
Comme des Garçons Collection Marques’Almeida Tricot Comme des Garçons
Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons Meadowlark Tu es mon TRÉSOR
Comme des Garçons Fragrance Mira Mikati Undercover
Comme des Garçons Girl Mociun Vejas
Creatures of Comfort Molly Goddard Vetements
Christopher Kane Nektar de Stagni WWAKE
Daniela Villegas Noir Kei Ninomiya Wassonfine
Ellery Paskal Y’s by Yoji Yamamoto
Etienne Derœux Phelan

 

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSEunder the symbol JWN.

ABOUT OLIVIA KIM
Olivia Kim joined Nordstrom in February 2013 in a then newly-created position of Creative Projects Director. Kim was named Vice President of Creative Projects in September 2015. In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s locations through new and unique experiences, curated partnerships, the Pop-In@Nordstrom series of pop-up shops and in-store boutique SPACE. Additionally in 2016, Kim took on the role of creative director for company’s brand campaigns. The Spring 2016 campaign under her direction was Nordstrom’s first brand campaign in 15 years.

She launched her first initiative, Pop-In@Nordstrom, in October 2013. Pop-In is an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops, each with a curated mix of new, often exclusive merchandise spanning the high/low price range. The series was built on a monthly rotation to keep customers coming back to discover new brands, and create a fun and compelling experience in stores and online. Past partnerships have included: Aesop, Warby Parker, Nike, Opening Ceremony, VANS, Hong Kong fashion collective I.T., and Danish home goods brand HAY.

A prominent figure in the fashion industry, prior to joining Nordstrom Olivia was a founding member of and Vice President of Creative at Opening Ceremony where she was responsible for the retailer’s leadership in merchandising and store planning, art direction, and collaborative projects. Kim has played an essential role in launching emerging designers such as Suno, Pamela Love, and Patrik Ervell. Kim is a long-time champion of emerging designers, which is evident in her brand selections in SPACE and Pop-In shops. In 2015, Kim was selected to join the prestigious ANDAM jury, which supports young designers.

Contact:

Brie Cross
Nordstrom, Inc.
206.303.4315
brie.cross@nordstrom.com

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Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto
Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto

 

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Nordstrom launches new shop curated by Olivia Kim, SPACE, featuring emerging and advanced designers

A new shop for emerging and advanced designers

SEATTLE, 2015-8-21— /EPR Retail News/ — On August 20th, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) launched SPACE, a new shop curated by Olivia Kim, Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects, featuring emerging and advanced designers.

SPACE lives in its own boutique-like environment inside the Nordstrom Collectors department alongside other designer collections at the retailer’s four flagship stores and online. The shop features a cross-category offering of seasonal collections of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories collections from designers including Simone Rocha, Marques’Almeida, Jacquemus, Isa Arfen, Anthony Vaccarello, Shrimps, Tricot Comme des Garçons, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Creatures of the Wind, Vetements, Faustine Steinmetz, Mociun, Sophie Bille Brahe, and more.

Following the Nordstrom Creative Project team’s first initiative of Pop-In@Nordstrom, which launched in October 2013 under the direction of Kim, SPACE continues the team’s goals of creating new, interesting and unique experiences for customers and introducing them to the best up-and-coming brands and new talent.

“Conceptually SPACE is very boutique-like, offering not just clothing or shoes but a full wardrobe in one small environment,” said Kim. “I want this to be a place of inspiration and education. A lot of these pieces are new and directional, but I want it to always feel inclusive. SPACE is a part of the Nordstrom ethos of offering the best of what’s out there.”

The store design was built with artistic elements and pops of color to distinguish the shop from the rest of the retail floor – think pink mannequins, mixed materials and art objects to accent the area. Kim worked with the Nordstrom design team to create a framework that feels open and airy, then decorated each SPACE with work from artists, furniture makers and artisans so each feels uniquely warm and inviting.

The shop features pieces like Ettore Sottsass’s Ultrafragola wavy neon mirrors and woven rubber benches and chairs by Max Lamb. SPACE also includes a colorful vintage bench byVerner Panton, petrified stone risers by Matt White, Korean enamel-topped tables fromKwangho Lee, and other one-of-a-kind pieces from Kim’s favorite artists sourced from Johnson Trading Gallery in New York City.

Additionally, the SPACE online boutique offers editorialized styling, compelling content and storytelling around its brands in a unique site and mobile experience.

For SPACE’s inaugural ad campaign, Kim curated looks from Vetements, Simone Rocha, Undercover, Isa Arfen, Rosetta Getty, Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto, Julien David and And Re Walker and tapped notable stylist Mel Ottenberg and photographer Collier Schorr to bring the campaign to life.

SPACE is found in the following flagship Nordstrom stores and online:

  • Nordstrom Downtown Seattle
  • Nordstrom San Francisco Centre
  • Nordstrom Michigan Avenue in Chicago
  • Nordstrom Pacific Centre in Vancouver, Canada (opening September 18th, 2015)
  • Nordstrom.com/SPACE
DESIGNERS INCLUDE:
ACNE FAUSTINE STEINMETZ ROSETTA GETTY
ADIEU ILEANA MAKRI SARA LASRY
AND RE WALKER ISA ARFEN SARAH & SEBASTIAN
ANITA KO JACQUEMUS SHRIMPS
ANNA SHEFFIELD JULIEN DAVID SIMONE ROCHA
ANTHONEY VACCARELLO KARA SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE
ARIES MARQUES’ALMEIDA TRICOT COMME DES GARÇONS
ASHLEY WILLIAMS MIRA MIKATI UNDERCOVER
BENTONY VERNON MOCIUN URIBE
CAITLIN PRICE NEKTAR DE STAGNI VETEMENTS
CREATURES OF THE WIND NOIR KEI NINOMIYA VIKA GAZINSKAYA
CRISTINA ORTIZ PASKAL WWAKE
DANIELA VILLEGAS ROKSANDA Y’S BY YOHJI YAMAMOTO

ASSETS:

Campaign imagery is found here for download, product shots are here and on-model shots are here.

Renderings of SPACE are available here.

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 304 stores in 38 states and Canada. Customers are served at 118 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 178 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

ABOUT OLIVIA KIM
Olivia Kim has served as the Director of Creative Projects for Nordstrom since February 2013.  In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s locations.

In October 2013, Kim launched her first initiative ‘Pop-In@Nordstrom,’ an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops. For each shop, Kim curates an eclectic mix of goods spanning the high/low price range and houses them in specially designed spaces that encourage interaction and engagement.  Each features a fresh personality and new batch of exclusive merchandise which rotates every four-to-six weeks.  Pop-In@Nordstrom partnerships have included: Merci,Nike, Topshop/Topman, Warby Parker, Converse, Poketo, Liberty London, rag & bone, Dylan’sCandy Bar, and the U.S. debut of Hong Kong fashion collective I.T. In August 2015, Kim launched SPACE, a shop dedicated to emerging and advanced collections in the retailer’s flagship locations.

A prominent figure in the fashion industry, prior to joining Nordstrom Olivia was a founding member of and Vice President of Creative at Opening Ceremony where she was responsible for the retailer’s leadership in merchandising and store planning, art direction, and collaborative projects. Past projects include partnerships with Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Nike, Levi’s, TOPSHOP, Chloe Sevigny, and Yoko Ono, to name a few.

Kim has also played an essential role in launching emerging designers such as CFDA nominated brands as Suno, Pamela Love, and Patrik Ervell. Kim is a long-time champion of emerging designers, which is evident in her brand selections in SPACE and Pop-In shops (where you might find Brother Vellies next to Rodarte). In 2015, Kim was selected to join the prestigious ANDAM jury, which supports young designers.

Contact: Brie Cross
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4315
brie.cross@nordstrom.com

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.

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Nordstrom launches new shop curated by Olivia Kim, SPACE, featuring emerging and advanced designers

Nordstrom launches new shop curated by Olivia Kim, SPACE, featuring emerging and advanced designers