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Sports and Fashion Won Big Together This Yr


In Mr. Grede’s words: “It comes all the way down to the intersection of commerce and entertainment. They’ve converged.”

Mr. Villaseñor said his take care of the Coyotes will allow him to get his hands on every little thing from, potentially, “the campaigns to the colour palette of the world, the drinks, the lighting, the emblem and the design, including outside the stereotypical merch program to dressing the team on each a street and ritual level.” It’s like an in-house makeover program!

And never unlike what he’s attempting to do in reinventing Bally, where he added some louche razzle-dazzle to the Alpine ephemera. “When you really dissect it, it’s about honoring the heritage and amplifying it,” Mr. Villaseñor said.

That’s the type of fashionspeak traditionally present in design ateliers, not weight rooms. But, said Scott Malkin, an owner of the Recent York Islanders, it’s not the one connection. Mr. Malkin can be the founding father of Value Retail, a gaggle of luxury outlet malls in Europe and Asia, and this yr he broke ground on a latest shopping village next to the recently opened UBS hockey arena in Belmont Park.

Sports and fashion are each, he said, “about creative energy married to execution,” about managing talent that always doesn’t easily fit right into a rigid structure and that has to evolve as society does. They each take care of a relentless schedule and may have enormous psychic impact and reach, he said, and each love to speak in regards to the “curation of experience.”

They usually are each about branding, on the macro and micro level.

What’s a brand, in any case, except a group of values encompassed by a reputation or a logo or an object? It’s an emblem that represents, say, heritage, know-how, beauty. Or excellence, aspiration, power, grace and activism — all of the adjectives that attach to athletes. And sometimes handbags. Or sneakers.

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