Student week at Beyond Retro
Vintage shop Beyond Retro will run a student week with exclusive student sale nights, presentations from their team of experts and open-days to the Beyond Retro design archive.
To kick-start the week, students can gain insight into the fashion world with a talk from the shop’s visual merchandising team. Following his recent presentation for the V&A’s “Fashion Festival” in December, Head of Visual Merchandising Kristofj von Strass will discuss window and mannequin dressing, visual merchandising as well as discussing his career in fashion photography. He will be joined by Soho’s visual merchandiser, Ida Jacobsen, who is a keen vintage enthusiast, collector and musician in her own right.
The talk will be held at Beyond Retro Soho at 9am Wednesday 23rd 2013. The talk will last 30 mins and is free of charge, although we advise emailing RSVP@beyondretro.com to book due to space limitations. Complimentary breakfast from the Beyond Retro café will also be served.
Following this, students can grab some bargains at Beyond Retro’s bi-annual Student Sale Night with selected items at an amazing 50% off and complimentary drinks. The Student Sale Night will commence from 5pm until 8pm on Thursday 24th January at Beyond Retro Brick Lane.
The week will conclude with an exclusive invitation to view the Beyond Retro Design Archive. Normally reserved for the world’s leading designers and fashion labels, this will be the first time that the showroom doors are opened to fashion and design students. With over 10,000 swatch and garment pieces on site, students can have a sneak peak of specialist vintage garments and be inspired by historical prints and design techniques.
The showroom will be open for two-hour slots on Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 11-1pm and 3-5pm. Students will be shown the collection by Beyond Retro’s archive manager. Please email email@example.com to book spaces. The Design Archive is located at Beyond Retro Head Offices, 23-28 Penn Street, N1 5DL. Please note photography is strictly forbidden.