Following on from my Retail Safari tour last month for the students attending Moodart Fashion School in Verona, Italy.
It was great to run another Visual Merchandising workshop for the students here in London. The workshop comprised of a two hour theory lecture, where I discussed the changes to consumer trends with the students and how these are having an impact within the Visual Merchandising industry.
Loved visiting the truly inspiring Jacquemus Pop Up Concepts at Selfridges, London this week with a group of students from Moodart Fashion School in Verona, Italy.
I organised a Retail Safari tour for the visiting students and our first stop at Selfridges could not have been more of a brilliant example of a Retailer creating a true sensory shopping experience for the customer.
This month I’ve really enjoyed teaching the 8 week Visual Merchandising Module to the Fashion Branding Students at The University of West London.
It was great to be back teaching in person and inspiring to see the students taking a great interest in the Visual Merchandising industry.
It was fantastic to be invited to teach an in person Visual Merchandising Course for the Matalan Visual Merchandising team this month. Although I enjoy teaching my courses online, it was good to be back teaching and training retailers in person !
This in person course for Matalan was held at their recently relaunched store in Milton Keynes. The course program had a mixture of theory and practical tasks. Running this training course on site and within a store is very beneficial for the attendees as we can work within the shop floor space and with their unique merchandise.
Welcome to my first blog post of 2022 ! It’s been a busy first month of the year with the launch of this term’s Online Visual Merchandising Courses for The University of The Arts London, its been great to get back to teaching again after the Christmas break.
During my classes it has been a popular topic to discuss the importance of creating a reason to encourage our customers to come back to our physical stores and shop again after the effects of the pandemic. I feel the current Selfridges Corner Shop Pop Up concept titled ” Universe ” showcasing fashion archive pieces by Paco Rabanne and art from Victor Vasarely is a fantastic example of creating a multi sensory experience in our retail stores.
My visit to this exhibition at Selfridges last week was well worth the experience, mixing sound and theatre to the corner shop space to create a memorable shopping experience. I would recommend a visit if you are in London, the installations run until 27th March 2022.
This month I completed teaching the final online Visual Merchandising workshop of the year for the HTA Academy (Horticultural Trades Association )
I have loved teaching the amazing HTA members this year on our year long Visual Merchandising Development Program, focusing upon how to apply Visual Merchandising principles effectively across the members Garden Centres across the UK.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2022 !
I would like to thank all of my customers and students whom I have had the pleasure to work with this year.
Thank you again for supporting my business, your custom is always appreciated.
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Great to run the Visual Merchandising Webinar this month for the University of the Arts London focusing upon Visual Merchandising trends and techniques for effective Digital Retail. This two hour webinar explores how we can use the practical VM principles and theories and successfully transfer these to online retail.
It was an honour to be back at RHS Chelsea Flower Show last week, working as an assessor to help judge the fantastic trade stands. I left feeling totally inspired by the beautiful show gardens – gardens designed to nurture soil biodiversity and support pollinators, demonstrating how we can work with nature to benefit us all.