30. September 2009 23:21
Martin Raymond is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine and LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. Martin has written several books, including crEATe and The Tomorrow People. He is a regular contributor on trends and business for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. If thats not enough, he is also lecturing at over 12 colleges and universities throughout Great Britain and Ireland and is also a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encourgaement of Arts, Manufactures and Science (RSA).
1. Favorite place of inspiration? Delhi, India and river Thames in London
2. In my Mp3 player right now? The Kills and Patrick Wolf 3. Favorite getaway? Aman resort in Bhutan
4. In my next life I will... be a dog
5. I'm afraid of? Public speeches and Angela Merkel
6. At my first job I was... a presenter on a pirate radio station
7. Bad habit? Eating chocolate
8. Worst fashion buy? Buying size 30 on a pair of jeans
9. I spent to much money on... eating and champagne
10. Just before answering these questions I was... afraid
30. September 2009 22:15
Consumer trends are changing dramatically. The rules of yesterday are not valid anymore. What will be the new order after the recession? Can we imagine a different world and what will the winning concepts be? Easy to answer right? No, do not think so... However this was some of the topics the gurus David Shah and Martin Raymond touched when talking at the viewpoint seminar, organized by the amazing trend agency Colourhouse, in Gothenburg today. There might still be a chance to listen to them when hitting of to Stockholm tomorrow and Lund the day after. I wanted to get to know these guys a bit better so please enjoy the following entries!
30. September 2009 09:31
Homel: Guys, dress up! Classic men shoes does not have to be similar to a bad looking suit... i know, that's how many men works it, but wear them with a slimmer silhouette or jeans.
Lennox: Menswear inspired shoes for women's is a key this fall. Think of Chanel or wear them with skinny jeans. Colours just add an extra flavour to a already first-class shoe.
Missy: High heels make your legs looks fab. Missy is made with a platform so it does not feels as high as it looks. Ideal for a party or why not spice up your regular office-wear?
The webshop is so far only available for Finland, Sweden and UK. All you others check out the closest retailer at the Vagabond homepage.
29. September 2009 11:09
As an ex magician’s assistant, trained contemporary dancer, burlesque artist, actress and born in creative Hackney, London... I totally understand why artist Paloma Faith is having a major breakthrough! Her debut album "Do you want the true or something beautiful" was released yesterday on the 28th of September and will probably hit the no.1's within a close future... Paloma is not only climbing the charts of music, she is definitely the coolest cat in town when it comes to fashion... Press will soon be writing about the inspiring Paloma and asking themselves; Gaga who?
28. September 2009 15:35
Presenting some never-before-shown behind the scene footage from our fall campaign shot in NY! For your eyes only- Enjoy!
28. September 2009 15:19
Vagabond is doing events in all different places where we have our VB stores. These images are from our store in Uppsala (North of Stockholm) this weekend. The Vagabond crew did a great job and the store looked wicked! DJ, fashion show, competition, offers and home made cup cakes! YUMMY! Make sure to sign up on our homepage so you do not miss out on any offers from YOUR Vagabond store!
28. September 2009 08:47
Vagabond launched the concept "Fantastic Friday" about 4 years ago... Once and awhile, on a Friday, the company dresses up instead of dressing down in contrast to other companies and their casual Fridays... So we did the last Friday, and do my colleagues look fab or what? Hopefully this can spread in order to make the world a bit more beautiful... and hey! Don't forget that the shoes can be the thin line between being a hottie and a nottie, so to be safe, go for a pair of Vagbond!
25. September 2009 14:52
After requests from some of our beloved costumers we now publish a more clear image of the Vagabond boot straps! 3 different straps all attached on our style Ramona.
24. September 2009 15:32
Naomi Itkes is one of Sweden's most talented and booked stylist (agency: Link details) as well as editor for fashion magazine BON and known for her own magazine Litkes... That's why Vagabond choose to let her style our AW09 ad campaign which turned out great! We wanted to know more about Naomi and asked her quick 10 questions, Voilá!
1. Favourite place of inspiration? London
2. In my mp3 player right now? Gustavo Santaolalla
3. Favourite getaway? Hotel Aquadulci at Sardinia
4. In my next life I will…be as flawless as Virginia Woolf
5. I am afraid of…boredom
6. At my first job I was…a cleaning lady
7. Bad habit? Snus
8. My worst fashion buy? nothing
9. I spend too much money on…cabs
10. Just before I answered these questions I was…having a laugh with my friend Liselotte Watkins
24. September 2009 11:18
The chairs from French Tolix have become a favourite among Swedish design magazines and blogs. Xavier Pauchard is the designer behind this success who already in 1934 designed this classic called Marais A56. The pile able chairs are manufactured in galvanized or varnished steel and is now available in a wide range of colours. Back in the days breweries use to give away these chairs to bars in exchange of that they sold their beer. Holla back at me if you find any cheap ones!