Nordstrom Partners with Dover Street Market Paris
As a uniquely curated boutique within select Nordstrom stores, SPACE has provided advanced and emerging designers a platform to showcase their work while exhibiting a diverse world of fashion, offering a place of discovery for our customers with new collections season after season. SPACE buyer, Gennie Yi, spoke about the curated shop, saying, "We use our in-store and online boutiques as a platform to showcase wonderfully creative fashion and hope to be a place of discovery and excitement. Our point of view on product is anchored in a sense of curiosity and play–pushing the boundaries is something that resonates and keeps us looking forward to finding the next new brand."
On April 5, we announced an exclusive partnership with Dover Street Market Paris (DSMP) to highlight emerging global designers at Nordstrom SPACE. The collaboration will feature seven individual brands under the Brand Development branch of DSMP, introducing their Spring/Summer 2021 collections in select Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com. "Dover Street Market is undoubtedly a leader in what is on the pulse of fashion right now and partnering with them in this way is an incredible opportunity to support emerging designer talent," added Gennie.
With a common goal of championing up-and-coming creatives, the partnership aligns with our efforts to support diverse brands with a unique roster of emerging and independent labels.
The brands to launch under the collaboration include:
Vaquera – Translated to "cowgirl" in Spanish, Vaquera is a New York-based design collective. Through disrupting standardized fashion codes and American tropes, Vaquera's mission is to unite and empower people who identify as outsiders.
Rassvet – The brand aims to illustrate a community's common desire to highlight a new dawn in Russian youth culture. With a retro-futuristic aesthetic, sprung from the streets of Russia, the collection is infused with vintage elements of 80s gym and West Coast skate culture.
Weinsanto – Paris-based designer, Victor Weinsanto, creates joyful and energetic collections stemmed in retro-futuristic and cabaret themes. Inspired by German punk singer Nina Hagen, the Spring collection includes subtle mixes of glamour and punk with an underlining sense of fun.
ERL – A unisex, casual and laid-back brand which possesses the Americana spirit of Venice Beach. The collection bridges high school iconography directly inspired by the Venice Beach community with colorful and cozy pieces.
Liberal Youth Ministry – Guadalajara-based brand designer, Antonio Zaragoza, weaves his personal influences from 80s and 90s pop-culture, film and music as the universality of youth.
HFD – HFD is a Berlin-based, American-born label that celebrates the interconnection of music, art, fashion and sex with bold graphics and maxed-out colorways. The collection is influenced by downtown NYC clubs and fashion cultures of the late 70s to the early 90s.
Youths in Balaclava – 13 Singaporeans make Youths in Balaclava, a design collective and platform to revolt against political inequality and merge social commentary through edge streetwear and irreverent personal expression.
Vice President of Creative Projects and Home, Olivia Kim, spoke about our partnership with DSMP saying, "We started SPACE five years ago as a platform to support emerging designers, provide continued newness, and inspire a sense of discovery for the Nordstrom customer. We have a long-standing relationship with the Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market team, and when we heard that they had created a division to support emerging designers, we knew we had to approach them about this concept as it aligns so closely with our mission."
For six weeks, the brands will be featured in an immersive new shop installation designed by artist and furniture designer, Marc Hundley. Customers can shop the collaboration in our Nordstrom SPACE boutiques in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver stores.