THE RISE OF THE GIG ECONOMY IN RETAIL

Joanne Jong gig economy

There’s a newcomer in retail town. It goes by the name of The Gig Economy and love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Yulan Creative investigates. Zero-Hour Contracts As retailers fight against the tide of reduced footfall and profit margins versus rising overheads and wages, shortcuts are being made in terms of staffing. …

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THE FIT FACTOR

Joanne Jong Janice Wang e-commerce fit expertise

As we watch the decline of retail, we might be forgiven to think that all fashion sales in the future will be online. This simply is not the case. In a recent report by Bain & Company, it is been projected that e-commerce sales, especially when it comes to mid to luxury brands, will plateau …

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THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF RETAIL

The shift in the way we shop has impacted fashion retail so deeply a new phrase has been coined. “The Retail Apocalypse” It’s a brave new world for retail and it’s time to sink or swim. Just over a month ago I found myself barricaded in the basement of a pizza restaurant amid rumours that …

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THE FASHION SWITCH BOOK LAUNCH HIGHLIGHTS

The Fashion Switch, my first book written from the perspective of my twenty-five years of hands-on creative experience building successful fashion brands, was launched with great success on 23rd November 2017 at the beautiful and fitting venue the Library or “Biblio” at The Trafalgar St James hotel. The evening was to not just to celebrate …

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PART 4 – HOW TO BUILD BRAND TRUST

My book’s title, The Fashion Switch, derives from the fundamental change that digital has had on the fashion business. For the last quarter century, it’s been firmly set on “transmit”, stuck in a predictable cycle, dictating what we should wear, how we should wear it, and when. In this extraordinary age of connectivity, it’s had …

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