Fashion labels take on expressive digital features through emoticons
Implications - Fashion labels are embracing modern displays of emotion through apparel featuring emoticons. This follows up on brands using emojis to communicate with consumers who are replacing verbal expression with digital symbols. This signifies a preference for physical and emotional distance, especially among the younger demographic of digital natives for whom face-to-face interaction comes second to convenience and efficiency.
Workshop Question - How are you balancing traditional branding with allowing consumers to express their individuality?