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Sopheak Seng puts Wellington fashion in focus with Cup Day Carnival events

Wellington, January 20 (JY&A Media) Sopheak Seng, stylist and fashion editor of Lucire, is one of the judges for Wellington Cup Day’s Fashion in the Field. As a preview, he will helm a mini-fashion show for the event’s barrier launch this Wednesday, January 22, at Midland Park.
   The barrier announcement will commence at 10 a.m., and Mr Seng will show labels including Rembrandt Suits, Cutler & Co., Miss Selfridge, Carlson, Crochetta, and Deryn Schmidt. All fashion has come from Kirkcaldie & Stains, with whom Mr Seng has worked closely.
   Mr Seng follows this up with the Gazley Fashion in the Field event for the Trentham Racing Club’s Wellington Cup Carnival on Saturday, January 25, with the first race scheduled for 12.30 p.m.
   Known for his styling ability and pushing the envelope to international standards, Mr Seng says he is looking forward to judging. ‘Wellington is known for being very creative, and Gazley Fashion in the Field is the perfect opportunity for us to let those energies flow. I’m truly expecting to be surprised.’
   The show is the first 2014 public event put on by Mr Seng, after a hectic 2013 that saw him continue his work with actress Evangeline Lilly and helm the fashion section for both print and online editions of Lucire.
   His 2014 calendar is looking more hectic, with projects already planned for more fashion magazines and international media publishing his work.
Notes to editors
A web version of this release may be found at: jyanet.com/info/2014/01/sopheak-seng-puts-wellington-fashion-in-focus-with-cup-day-carnival-events/. Lucire is a registered trade mark of Jack Yan & Associates. Other trade marks are the property of their respective owners and may be subject to protection in certain jurisdictions.
Jack Yan and Sopheak Seng
Lucire publisher Jack Yan and Lucire fashion editor Sopheak Seng with Lucire issue 28 (2012)
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Photographed by Louise Hatton
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About Sopheak Seng
Sopheak Seng is a talented fashion editor, writer and stylist, who began his formal fashion training at Massey University before venturing in to the workroom of designer Robyn Mathieson. He later styled and merchandised for the Wellington designer, later moving on to Fashion Marketing Ltd. In July 2010, he was appointed fashion editor of Lucire, overseeing the fashion for all editions, in print and online, the first male to hold the role. He also was given the Lucire beauty portfolio in 2011 for New Zealand. As a stylist, Sopheak Seng has worked with a number of local and international talent from singer Bella Kalolo to actress Evangeline Lilly, dressing them for music videos, editorials and red carpet events. Sopheak has also consulted on a number of key projects as the lead fashion director for commercials, advertising campaigns and for local designers. His personal site, with examples of his earlier work, can be found at http://sopheakseng.com.
About Lucire
Lucire, the global fashion magazine (www.lucire.com), started on the web in 1997. In October 2004, it became the first magazine in its sector to extend its brand into a print magazine. By May 2005, it became the first web magazine to spawn international print editions. Lucire became the first fashion industry partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, www.unep.org). It is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand.
Sopheak Seng
C 64 21 206-2031
E sopheak.seng@lucire.com
Jack Yan, Publisher
T 64 4 387-3213, F 64 4 387-3213
E jack.yan@jyanet.com

January 19, 2014   No Comments

The Medinge Group looks at the next stage of branding, with 25th meeting in Paris

Stockholm, January 19 (JY&A Media) The twenty-fifth meeting of the Medinge Group will occur in Paris on January 30 and 31, 2014. The two-day session, to be held at the campus of the EDHEC Business School near métro Bourse, will bring together international members of the Stockholm-based think-tank on branding, which was founded in 2000. The group now meets twice a year for dialogue and to discuss the brand discipline. Attendance is by invitation only.
   ‘We use our meetings to exchange ideas, debate practice and look ahead together,’ said Medinge’s CEO Stanley Moss. ‘This year we will ponder the implications of privacy, purpose and how organizations define themselves in a world increasingly based on digital media and the internet for brand perception.’
   Some of the discussions from Medinge wind up in the think-tank’s Journal, which is published annually on its website.
   The Medinge Group awarded Brands with a Conscience from 2003 to 2011, and a book documenting the initiative is now being readied for publication in 2015. The group continues to delve deeply into the theoretical underpinnings of branding, the search for contentment in the workplace and market-place, issues of humanism and innovative practices and new paradigms for brands in emerging markets.

The Medinge Group August 2013 meeting, Thursday session
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The Medinge Group August 2013 meeting, Friday session
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About the Medinge Group
Founded in 2002, the Medinge Group first published a brand manifesto of eight statements encapsulating a vision of healthy brands for the future. In 2003, the group authored a collection of essays entitled Beyond Branding, which explored the ways in which brands could add value within alternative business and social models. In 2004, the group established the annual Brands with a Conscience list to recognize organizations who epitomize humanistic behaviour; in 2006, Medinge added a special category of recognition named in honour of its late colleague Colin Morley, which acknowledges excellence by an NGO, in keeping with Colin’s humanistic vision. The Medinge Group maintains an online, automated speakers’ and experts’ bureau accessible through its website, medinge.org. In 2007 Medinge launched an online resource, The Journal of the Medinge Group, a digital anthology of papers and articles written by Medinge members.
Stanley Moss
CEO, the Medinge Group
T 1 562 219-2111
T 39 0444 157-4525 (in Italy)
E diganzi@gmail.com
Jack Yan
CEO, Jack Yan & Associates
Director, the Medinge Group
T 64 4 387-3213
F 64 4 387-3213
E jack.yan@jyanet.com

January 19, 2014   No Comments