Launched in 2013, & Other Stories has ateliers in Paris and Stockholm, along with a multitude of stores across Europe and a growing presence in the US. The ateliers design diversified fashion and beauty collections with great attention to detail and quality at an affordable price. Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style. & Other Stories is about bringing everything she can wear into one place, encompassing the whole look.
The brand dared to challenge the dystopian view of the future, focusing on creating our own path through the Originals Future Campaign, a Cannes Winner and the overnight sell out of the NMD franchise, and activating a Future House London that hosted some of Britain’s rising stars. As an innovator, adidas continues to refresh its football franchise Ace & X and launched ‘Tango League’, an urban street football group based in London, in line with its ‘first never follows’ campaign.
Offering over two million listings worldwide to more than 100 million guests, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences. The platform hosts accommodation ranging from flats and cottages to treehouses and castles, so there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Through Airbnb, people can monetise their extra space and guests are welcomed by hosts from 191 countries around the world so they can feel like they live there, even if it’s just for a night.
Innovative, emotional, uncompromising – all describe the romantic and provocative fashion of Alexander McQueen, a brand now synonymous with modern British couture. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, fluidity and severity. Sarah Burton, Creative Director, continues the Alexander McQueen legacy with a flagship store in Paris which opened in 2015. Her critically acclaimed collections fuse the McQueen aesthetic with her signature handcraft and technical expertise.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Continuing to lead the industry, Apple has spearheaded the digital media revolution. Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its iPhone and App Store, and remains at the cutting edge of technology, with the recently updated MacBook – the thinnest and lightest to date – available in gold, silver, space grey, or rose gold aluminium finishes.
For nearly 300 years, Aspall has combined a love of traditional cyder-making with a passion for innovation. This approach has allowed Aspall’s experts to craft harmonious blends of traditional and modern apple varietals and refresh centuries-old techniques to make products that appeal to the modern palate, while keeping some of their world-renowned recipes untouched for generations. Aspall remains committed to the Chevallier family’s original values: quality, authenticity, and craftsmanship you can taste.
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre, visual arts and cinema. Almost two million people pass through its doors every year, while its creative learning programme invests in the artists of tomorrow and underpins everything it does. Audiences experience this world-class programme within an iconic, Brutalist urban landscape acknowledged as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the twentieth century.
Carousel Lights is passionate about creating feature lights using neon, fairground lights and lightboxes. Working with designers, private and corporate clients and artists, they believe that design and style are fundamental. Together, they illuminate iconic brands, bring a creative twist to signage and produce striking lights as pieces of art for commercial premises and private homes. From an initial concept or a detailed brief, Carousel Lights will bring any idea to life in lights.
The idea behind Casamigos was to make the best tasting, smoothest tequila whose taste didn’t have to be covered up with salt or lime. So that’s what these friends did. The tequila was made just for them. Working on the creation of Casamigos with a master distiller in Jalisco, Mexico for years, they held many blind tastings until the flavour was right.
Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer and one of the UK’s most exciting drinks companies. With a world-class range of sparkling and still wines, plus its award-winning Curious range of beer and cider, Chapel Down quickly gained support from chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, and was recently named one of the government’s top 50 British food and drink producers. As one of the UK’s most pioneering drinks companies, Chapel Down is definitely a reason to be patriotic.
Now with 26 stores across London, Crussh continues to be a constant innovator and leader in healthy eating and is known for its green juices, smoothies and signature healthpots. All fruit and vegetable juices are freshly pressed, smoothies are blended-to-order, and the extensive range of ‘fit food’ is handmade every day in Crussh’s own kitchen. With an extensive menu ranging from wheatgrass shots & charcoal nut milk to scrambled egg pots and superfood healthpots, Crussh is the destination for anyone with an interest in healthy living.
Dermalogica® professional skin therapists are licensed, intensely educated skin health experts trained to read skin via a comprehensive analysis we call Face Mapping®. The result? A personalised skin fitness plan for your healthiest future skin. Training more than 100,000 professional skin therapists a year globally, Dermalogica skin therapists read skin to give you answers to your most pressing skin care concerns. They’re the best in the business and know how to deliver real, visible results.
Dishoom pays affectionate homage to Bombay’s disappearing Irani cafés. There were 400 of these beautiful and democratic shared spaces by the 1960s but now fewer than 30 remain. Dishoom has four restaurants in London – in Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby and Covent Garden – and will open one in Edinburgh later in 2016. Each space is like a love letter to Bombay. Dishoom’s deep love for the city – its culture, heritage, people and stories – is shared through food, drink and design, and everyone is welcomed with warmth.
“It’s not fitness. It’s life.” That mantra has powered Equinox's commitment to turning gyms into buzzworthy destinations and member visits into unforgettable experiences. With unmatched expertise and a provocative attitude, Equinox inspires its members to lead high-performance lives. As its portfolio grows to over 80 locations across the US, UK and Canada, Equinox continues to redefine the industry with breathtaking clubs, electrifying new classes, and the most advanced personal training you’ve ever encountered.
eve is based on the simple belief that every great day starts the night before: better sleep, better you, better day. Its sleep products deliver the best quality for the best price, retailed online only and with every aspect of the product and brand aimed at delivering a beautifully simple and simply beautiful experience. Helping to turn a sleepy category into a truly desirable one.
first direct is always looking for new and different ways to appeal to people who don't accept the status quo. So they created an April Fool around a "shocking" wristband to stop people spending too much. The Bank sails a little close once in a while with its advertising, but never forgets what it's there for. Why have branches when you have one massive arena instead? When all is said and done, it's about being straightforward, forgetting the jargon and telling it how it is – with a bit of warmth and a dash of humour.
Garmin is committed to making quality products that become an essential part of customers’ lives. The brand aims to educate and motivate customers with products that aid adventure and provide vital stats and information for all types of activity. With a rich heritage in satellite navigation, Garmin is constantly developing its product offering by integrating innovative technologies into a variety of sectors. Garmin provides a unique technology product range, perfect for informing all aspects of life.
Graham & Brown continues to innovate and lead the wallpaper market, as well as offering complete home décor solutions with a broad choice of paints, and accessories. As part of its 70th Anniversary celebrations the brand has added new collaborations with Brian Eno and the 2 Lovely Gays. The brand also collaborates with Julien MacDonald, hemingwaydesign and Kelly Hoppen, among others, all of whom reflect its Made of Design ethos.
Twenty five years have passed since the first deliciously rich bar of Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% was created, bringing real premium chocolate to the world. Today, Green & Black’s continues to pioneer ethical, sustainable practices whilst never compromising on great taste. Sourcing chocolate from the finest Trinitario cocoa beans in the Dominican Republic, the Green & Black’s range includes chocolate bars, gift boxes, Easter eggs, ice cream and hot chocolate. With 18 unique bars to choose from, there’s truly a flavour to suit any palate.
In 1997, the courage of one man redefined what a vodka could be. By using superior bread-making wheat from Picardie, he set out create a vodka of exceptional quality. François' defied naysayers who felt that wheat was for bread, and Cognac a region for dark sprits, as he sought to bring his unprecedented vision to life. The success of GREY GOOSE is down to François’ resolve in the face of opposition and his continued passion for creating the World’s Best Tasting Vodka.