As you may know, Pop-In@Nordstrom x Opening Ceremony is the next evolution of our constantly changing store within a store, an experiment curated by VP of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim. The shop is live now and includes clothes and gifts.
For more on that story we direct you to this article in WWD. The venerable outlet comes correct with history and context.
Writer Sharon Edelson says this particular joining seemed inevitable, since Olivia was the first employee at Opening Ceremony back in 200. She helped bring the now-iconic New York City store and brand to its current prominence, before joining Nordstrom in 2012.
Says OC co-founder Carol Lim about Olivia:
“When she moved to Nordstrom, the scope of [her job] seemed like a natural fit for Opening Ceremony. Nordstrom has been a longtime partner with the Opening Ceremony brand. It felt like a nice merging of the two companies and our relationships.”
Also in the article: Olivia mentions upcoming partnerships with Danish home brand Hay, the Italian Trade Commission and the return of the men’s streetwear/lifestyle Pop-In, Heartbreakers Part 2.
Stay tuned, y’all!
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Olivia Kim—Nordstrom’s Director of Creative Projects, Pop-In Shop curator and resident Teva enthusiast—was recently featured in Women’s Wear Daily’s source for all things shoes: Footwear News. Keep reading to see the full article, in which Olivia discusses marine biology, art, astronomy books—and the secret to making those Tevas look chic.
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In case you haven’t checked your Twitter today, let us be the first to tell you about our partnership with the talented fashion superstar Jason Wu. Arriving January 2013 only at Nordstrom, the Miss Wu collection will consist of 40 covetable pieces complete with Wu’s signature elements: luxurious fabrics, original prints and intricate details—with the relaxed, downtown-cool attitude of the modern gamine.
That’s Wu and team at the lookbook photo shoot—more on that coming soon! Until then, let us tell you just how excited we are about seeing the collection come to life. Inspired by European style icons of the ’60s—think Jane Birkin, Marianne Faithfull, Françoise Hardy and Anna Karina—Wu tells WWD, “Those girls had that certain something-something that really felt right for the image of this girl.”
Whatever that certain something-something is, you nailed it, Mr. Wu. You’ll find Miss Wu in 49 of our stores—don’t worry we’ll spill on all the details (like which stores) in the coming months, but for now, we’ll leave you with the words of Jeffrey Kalinsky, Nordstrom EVP of Designer Merchandise: “This collaboration has an appeal not just to a younger set of women, but to a broader set of women—at prices that are approachable. What’s great about the collection is that while feeling different from the Jason Wu signature collection, it still clearly has Jason’s design DNA.”
Read more and see another image from the Miss Wu collection over at WWD.