Smiley®, the happiest brand ever, will open its first ever pop up shop this week in the Causeway Bay shopping district, Hong Kong, as the brand continues it’s planned expansion into the Asian market this year. This store will act as a template for SmileyWorld gift stores, and there further plans to open 200 SmileyWorld stores in APAC in the next 5 years with major franchise partners.
To celebrate the summer and bring some cheer to today’s hectic society, shopping centre Hysan Place and Lee Theatre are launching the SMILEY® exhibition with a giant SMILEY® showcase, special offers and a heartwarming and innovative fund raising machine. Featuring the tallest and biggest“SMILEY® roller-coaster” showcase in Asia, innovative SMILEY®interactive donation machines, and a giant SMILEY®magnet wall, the venues are filled with positive energy.
The Smiley pop up store will stock a limited edition range of SmileyWorld accessories, homeware, stationary and much more, from licensees including NICI, Incidence, Cardelicious, Stationary Team, Clima, One-O-One and Qiankin. The pop up store will be open from July 23rd until the end of August 2014.
Hysan Place and Smiley have also worked together on creating visual marketing campaigns throughout the centre to engage with consumers, and ensure the new pop-up is on everyone’s radar in Hong Kong.
Nu Icons embraces Smiley’s past and mashes it up with our digital future.
This new and innovative apparel concept is ergonomic, bold and to the point, designed for the digital native where NuSmileys can be scaled across a multitude of media. It is expressive in its messaging and striking in its appearance. Utilising graphics across primary and bright colour palettes, often with fluorescent highlights, with a lean towards Smiley’s electronic music past and the nu rave movement. Whilst also creating a new digital music legacy for the present and future.
This collection is inspired by video gaming, clubbing and new media and features fluorescent and bright colours feature across 90’s inspired retro-feel designs, with fun slogans and bold prints leading the way. Pink, orange, yellow, green and monochrome pieces include crew neck t-shirts, long sleeve tops, vests and jumpers
For girls, cute captions including ‘love’, ‘be mine’ and ‘lucky’ feature alongside smileys transformed with heart and four-leaf clover digi-prints, while for boys there are more boisterous words such as ‘rebel’, ‘strong’ and ‘awesome’.
The Smiley Nu Icons illustrations are thick, regular and angled to compliment digital media’s natural design simplicity and immediacy.
Smiley licensee Incidence has expanded its retail development with the opening of a pop-up store in Germany.
The shop is located in Berlin Bikini Shopping Centre close to the Zoo Garden and features the full range of Smiley World homeware products.
Presenting the happiest fashion collection of the season from two champions of positivity, the event showcased the new Autumn range and was attended by some of London’s most influential fashion, lifestyle and music industry insiders.
Featuring collegiate inspired pieces, the collection also uses bold black and yellow colours, with highlights of white and heavily influenced Sports-luxe styling. Items includes sweat pants, loose vests, casual shorts, swimwear and mesh t-shirts; the original Smiley has a linear deconstruction.
The Smiley x Happiness new collection launches in July, and with comfort and style top of our list, we can’t wait to get our hands on it!
Smiley led the way and continued its long standing tradition of ‘a Smile is always in style’ on the catwalk last night at the London Collections: Men’s fashion show, with the launch of the latest licensed collection from globally recognized fashion house Moschino by Jeremy Scott.
The Italian label made its London menswear debut on Monday 16th June 2014 and showcased the new SS15 collections in front of key fashionistas and celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Daisy Lowe and Pixie Lott, at London’s Lindley Hall.
Inspired by the brands history, exploiting designer logos (from Chanel to Louis Vuitton) and poking fun at high fashion and the status quo of consumerism, the Moschino collection elevated streetwear through humour and attitude. Smiley featured heavily across the collection, from colourful prints on sweaters and swimwear, to full-blown suits, shoes and accessories. Global flags were also used on pieces throughout the show, with the original Smiley transformed into an array of colours and nations.
Smiley’s presence on the catwalk once again highlighted the demand of happiness as a global trend, and ensured that the Smiley brand remains a must-have fashion trend today.
With the biggest football tournament in the world almost upon us we want to spread the Smiley feel-good vibes and get people across the world involved in the beautiful game.
To celebrate this special event Smiley has created a host of exciting online activity that you can be a part of without leaving the sofa! From competitions to themed products and exclusive content we have given our website a Brazilian makeover. After all, if Smiley can’t go to Brasil, then Brasil will come to Smiley…
SmileyWorld has teamed up with everyone’s favourite chocolate spread Nutella to produce a collectors edition glass pot featuring Smiley flags from some of the best national football teams in the world.
To enter this competition simply register for our newsletter and we will draw at random 100 people to receive this limited edition 4 pot Nutella set.
Why not download your favourite national teams flag as a screensaver or wallpaper? We are offering exclusive and FREE downloadable content direct to your computer or mobile phone that will ensure all your friends and family know exactly which flag you will be flying this summer.
Everybody loves Brasil! Whether it’s the sunshine, carnival, beaches, samba rhythm or their football superstars you never need an excuse to wear the magical green, gold and blue.
Smiley has created some super slick limited edition Brasil inspired t-shirts, available now while stocks last – get yours here (insert link)
However you choose to get involved in this unique occasion, make sure you do it with Smiley 🙂