Cultural adaptation by Hermès
On March 6, 2021, Hermès staged an online show that was designed to showcase the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collections in three iconic cities, New York, Paris, and Shanghai.
An expressive abstraction, the show successfully took the luxury brand’s new collections on a whirlwind of body movements around the globe while also adapting the brand’s messaging ever so slightly to address each location’s respective culture.
What is the secret behind CHANEL's smooth creative transition?At CHANEL, Karl Lagerfeld worked for four decades refining and perfecting the brand's codes to ensure that cultural intelligence gets filtered through, absorbed, and transformed through a very specific framework, unique to CHANEL. These principles still ensure today, and after the passing of the torch to Viard, that the brand remains coherent while it still evolves.
The Sneaker as (Hyper)Object
Virgil Abloh's new Nike book explores in depth the making of Ten Nike icons (a.k.a. "The Ten") for which the two powerhouses (Virgil Abloh and Nike) collaborated.
In addition to sharp illustrations of the Icons, the book includes details on Virgil Abloh's creative process as well as his views on contemporary cultural aspects that are tied to his interpretation and remaking of the famed shoes.
Can beauty brands benefit from cultural intelligence?Can beauty brands benefit from cultural intelligence? Ask Pharrell Williams. He will certainly answer with a resounding yes. The American singer and popular culture icon launched a beauty line under his global brand Humanrace. Pharrell believes that the only way to market well is to create culture.