Monday, July 20, 2009
High-style like it's going out of style
The all-white packaging din has officially hit full force. Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer after Walmart, has jumped on the blandwagon. No, that's not a typo. Once, the minimal, all white looks the exclusive purview of high-fashion brands. Now, it's bland-on-white hysteria sweeping the world as fast as the zombies in 28 Weeks Later. Can simple-on-white be done well? Sure. Should you maybe veer away from it for a while, seeing as how it's a style we can now equate to the discount store brands of giant discount stores? Worth considering.