WindowsWear PRO will provide members with valuable educational tools and market intelligence and give back a portion of all sales to PAVE.
The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, which represents over 800 educators in encouraging students to study in the field of retail design and planning and visual merchandising, announces a partnership with WindowsWear PRO (http://pro.windowswear.com), the world's leading fashion window, visual merchandising, and store environment resource.
WindowsWear PRO is ideal for fashion design, visual merchandising, marketing educators and students. The online resource gives PAVE educators and students unique insights and comprehensive trend reports on the latest trends in visual merchandising and store environments, including visual design, color, fashion style, and mannequin trends. Through WindowsWear PRO, educators and students can search thousands of high-quality images of window displays to get ideas that can aid them in their field of study.
"I am excited to have WindowsWear as an industry partner, it will provide invaluable project ideas in the classroom and help educators and students stay current with retail trends around the world," said Dash Nagel, Managing Director of PAVE. "Our industry relies on fresh, young, and experienced talent. Using WindowsWear PRO in the classroom will only help to further fuel their creativity."
WindowsWear PRO covers the best retail brands and stores in the top fashion capitals of the world including New York, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and more. Benefits of WindowsWear PRO include inspiration from the most creative content globally, trend reports of the latest and historical window designs, analytics by design, color, style, and mannequin, analyze the worldÂ’s fashion windows, trend analysis of the industryÂ’s best styles, fashion forecasting tools and data, and covering over 500+ brands for more jobs and internships.
"This partnership with PAVE will provide educators and students with trend analysis from retail environments in more than eight cities around the world," said Jon Harari, CEO of WindowsWear. "Not only can PAVE educators and students utilize WindowsWear PRO to gain access to critical educational tools and market intelligence, but they can better understand trends and competition in the fast-paced retail and visual display industry."
"We are thrilled that PAVE has partnered with us and we believe this is a strong testament to the unique and innovative product and service that WindowsWear PRO offers," says Mike Niemtzow, President & CFO of WindowsWear.
WindowsWear will make a 5% contribution from all sale proceeds of WindowsWear PRO to PAVE from any new subscriber, and 10% from any college or university that subscribes. WindowsWear will also provide six 1-year subscriptions to WindowsWear PRO in support of PAVE's Helping Hand Fund, to one school from each continent from around the world.
This is the third partnership by WindowsWear PRO and the first with an educational-based organization. In April 2014, WindowsWear PRO partnered with Fashion Commerce in Finland (Muotikaupan Liitto), which represents 300+ retailers based in Finland in the clothing, shoe, textile, and leather sectors. In March 2014, WindowsWear PRO partnered with the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.), an international non-profit trade association based in the United States. A.R.E. members consists of 700+ companies from around the world include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry.
For more information on PAVE, contact Dash Nagel at dashnagel(at)paveinfo(dot)org or visit http://www.paveinfo.org. For more information on WindowsWear PRO, contact pro(at)windowswear(dot)com or visit http://pro.windowswear.com. About PAVE The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), founded in 1992, has grown into the retail design, planning, and a href="http://pro.windowswear.com">visual merchandising industryÂ’s premier educational foundation, and a recognized advocate for design students. These students are the future of the industry.
PAVEÂ’s mission is to connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format. PAVE provides students with financial support and industry exposure, connects educators and industry professionalsÂ–enriching curricula and encouraging industry dialogue. PAVE provides retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encourages reciprocal investment in PAVE. It has always been PAVEÂ’s goal to ensure the future viability of the retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders. This is accomplished through seminars, workshops and its annual fundraising Gala, with proceeds dedicated to financial aid and internships for qualified students.
WindowsWear PRO (http://pro.windowswear.com/) is a subscription service that provides comprehensive trend reporting, analysis and data on the world's fashion window displays, covering all the windows of the world's fashion capitals including NYC, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, L.A., and Hong Kong. Glamour Brazil says it's "the Google Earth of store windows."
WindowsWear.com (http://www.windowswear.com/) allows users to digitally shop the latest styles and looks in the windows of the world's fashion retailers. ELLE says "impressive," Glamour says "stunning", Redbook says "awesome", Women's Wear Daily says "WindowsWear bridges technology and e-commerce."
WindowsWear's Fashion Window Walking Tour (http://tours.windowswear.com/) is NYC's premiere fashion tour. It's an in-depth journey into NYC's fashion industry, its most famous stores, how they design their windows, and the latest fashions on display. Time Out New York says "WindowsWear took window-shopping to a whole new level."