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SmileyWorld are pleased to continue their apparel partnership in China with licensee Yihua, and will present a trade preview of the SS15 collection this month.
Following positive feedback and buy-ins of the AW14 collection, which launches across almost 100 department stores in China this Autumn, Smiley continue its planned expansion into the Asian market and will open up to 200 freestanding SmilyWorld stores within 5 years. In addition, the new SS15 collection is expected to be stocked in 200 shop-in-shops next year.
From cut-off shorts and patterned jeans, to colourful crop tops and slogan t-shirts, the new collection uses a summery pastel colour palette with highlights of black and white, and pops of yellow provided by the Smiley face.
The new SS15 range for kids will be shown on August 12th-14th, and for adults on August 20th-22nd, at the Yihua head office in Shanghai.
The new Smiley x Etam collection has launched! Adorning windows across Etam stores in Paris last week, the range features chic and comfortable nightwear and loungewear in pretty pink, soft grey and fresh white.
The iconic Smiley face is embellished in sparkling silver and fuschia sequins across the range, making this special nightwear collection everything you need for a perfect night in!
Smiley is entering into a partnership with fashion brand I.T. CHOCOOLATE on a new apparel and accessories collection.
Launching on August 15th across 20 :CHOCOOLATE stores in Hong Kong and Macao, the range will also launch in :CHOCOOLATE stores across China, Taiwan, Singapore and Canada later this month.
Featuring a colour palette of black, white and grey, with colour pops of yellow, sweaters, t-shirts and leggings all include the iconic Smiley logo in graphic prints. The range is aimed at adults and kids who want to add happy, fun and casual pieces to their wardrobes.
Accessories such as bags, caps and towels all complement the range and complete the look. Prices range from HK$99 – HK$279.
To celebrate the launch, :CHOCOOLATE will be holding in-store promotions and giveaways, including a free towel for customers when spending over HK$600.
Launched in 2006, :CHOCOOLATE is a brand that provides everyday’s wear with superior fit and great looks for individuals. It is tailored for the forward thinking group that have definite core values and position in life, updated from well-rounded exposure yet are down-to earth and unpretentious and appreciate the originality and quality in life.
In Fall/Winter 2011, the brand expanded across the lifestyle category that focused on bringing a simple and tasteful living style to those who embrace minimalism.
SmileyWorld has launched a new AW14 childrenswear collection, marking the brand’s first major release into the Chinese children’s apparel market.
The designs were showcased on July 23rd during a fashion show at Cool Kids Fashion Shanghai, one of the biggest kidswear trade shows in Asia, and were also presented on a specially designed SmileyWorld booth.
Following on from the SmileyWorld adult’s collection, which was previewed at Chic Beijing earlier this year, this new kids range will be aimed at boys and girls who want cool, comfortable clothing. Retail prices range from 199 RMB – 999 RMB, and will launch in 50 department stores around China this summer as shop-in-shops. Smiley also plan to open 150 freestanding Smiley World stores within 5 years.
For girls, colour pops of pink, yellow and purple feature on cute coats, fun dresses, jumpers, leggings and long sleeve tops. For boys, blue, mustard and red are the main colours on puffa jackets, warm hoodies, jeans and sweat pants.
The smiley face has been altered and reworked in a range of different emoticons across the entire collection, each design representing one of the many expressive icons that make up the ‘Express Yourself’ Smiley World collection.
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.