BOXPARK Shoreditch is a retail revolution – the world’s first pop-up mall. Based in the heart of East London, for the next five years. BOXPARK strips and refits shipping containers to create unique, low cost, low risk, ‘box shops’. Put them together with a unique mix of international fashion and lifestyle brands, galleries and cafés and you’ve got the world’s first ‘pop-up’ mall – so named because its basic building blocks are inherently movable: they can, and will, literally pop up anywhere in the world!
A fashion consists of a current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons. It is a manner of showing how something is done or how it happens. It is a characteristic or a habitual practice. Fashion is a usage that is based on the newness of behavior. Fashion, at last, is “the make or form of something; an often personal manner or way; mode of action or operation; a prevailing custom, usage, or style; the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time; a garment in such a style; social standing or prominence esp. as signalized by dress or conduct.
So what happens when the city’s streets decide to put on their tees and jackets? The British Nation brushes up into a bunch of super trendy, ultra cool urbanites … and Giaroye are their stylists. Giaroye Clothing captures the essence of Britain, embracing its traditions with elements of inner city youth culture. Its influences are mirrored in the look, easy to wear, casual smart… all the proper components with a touch of Brit heritage.
Giaroye Clothing is a British independent men’s fashion led label, whose style focuses on a Tailored Streetwear look, being clean, crisp and a little bit classy, relying on the quality, detailing and cut to carry the look of the brand. Giaroye Clothing aims to complement the British style of menswear, its distinctive influence vary from British Tailoring, Sports and Music.
Recession? What recession? You’d think the events of the past few years would have curbed Generation Y’s enthusiasm for the always-uncertain entrepreneurial life, but you’d never know it by looking at what Jack Tang has achieved. As part of today’s internet-savvy students, Jack has started his own businesses and forged his own path in life.
Whilst still a second year student studying Business Management BSc at King’s College London, Jack set out to disrupt the student job market with his startup TheStudentJob – a social network based platform that aims to become UK’s first immediate solution to flexible labour needs, an aggregator for all temporary and casual work throughout the UK.
While we’re noticing an increasing number of young entrepreneurs who moved beyond the paper round at shockingly young ages, the task of setting up a venture on your own is not easy. This Fidgit highlights Jack’s struggles and the lessons he’s learnt on his path to success.
Businesses run by young adults are an increasingly common phenomenon. A commonly overlooked demographic, however, are the real youth — those under 20 years of age. With online businesspeople facing very low barriers to market entry, many tech-savvy kids are getting in on the act and taking advantage of the opportunities that abound. While these young protegé are more the exception than the rule, some of their successes are highly notable and James Gill‘s GoSquared is no exception. What’s of even more significance is that these young successful people don’t merely succeed because they want to, but because they saw it in themselves to set up something without having being told to.
GoSquared, founded in 2006 by James Gill, James Taylor and Geoff Wagstaff, is a web service that provides real-time website analytics that enables you to understand what’s happening on your website right now. The company is based full-time at White Bear Yard in London, which usually means they have taken an Angel round from one of the Angels associated with the space.
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Dan Kendall is an award-lacking photographer, based in London, who specialises in music and portrait photography.
Dan was raised by beatniks who ruled the thriving Aylesbury music scene of the 1970s. Such an upbringing clearly had an effect on Dan, and he followed in his parents’ footsteps by grabbing a camera and becoming a beatnik himself (as evidenced by his collection of jaunty hats,occasionally worn cocked just so).
After studying photography at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, Dan went on to assist many of the UK’s top music photographers, working for magazines such as Vice and OMM and shooting some of the biggest musical artists working today (and Marti Pellow), before striking out on his own and forging relationships with exciting up-and-coming acts.
As well as music photography, Dan has a passion for studying (and shooting) people. A passion which has taken him from the mean streets of Chatham to Cuba and even in the footsteps of the great Che Guevara on his own Motorcycle Diaries-style adventure through South America. (If Che had travelled without a motorcycle and with a group of hunky Swedes. Which, to be honest, sounds much better.)
If you haven’t already done it, have a look at his work on the website or, if you would like any more info, feel free to contact the man himself.