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News Time-Lapse for Fashion Brands

1 May 2024 Holly Eckersley

In today’s competitive retail landscape it is imperative that fashion designers have brand visibility and that their values are distinctive amongst the crowd. Interior fit-outs play a significant role by providing a physical space which reflects a brand’s identity. Through the use of lighting, colour, texture and other design elements, fashion houses can create a distinctive atmosphere that can help their target customer to connect with their brand. A well-planned and executed retail space can increase customer satisfaction and generate sales, the shop layout and display of merchandise are key components in the design process. At Time-Lapse Systems we work with an array of the world’s most recognisable fashion brands documenting the construction of warehouse facilities, super-sheds, distribution and fulfilment centres as-well as the fit-outs of their stores. With this in mind, we reflect on some of the projects that we have documented showing the transformation of these incredible spaces.

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Time-Lapse for Fashion Brand Burberry: Shop Fit-Out

We captured the interior-fit out of one of Burberry‘s UK stores. This luxury fashion house was established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry and remains a unique British brand known for its practical yet modern fashion forward pieces. We were on-hand to document every stage of the construction of the brand’s new store showing the full transformation of this retail space. This shop fit-out used luxurious finishes and clean lines to reinforce that this fashion house is a premium brand.

Ralph Lauren High Street Store Time-Lapse

We also time-lapsed the construction of a new store for Ralph Lauren at the Freeport Designer Outlet in Braintree, in Essex. The site has benefited from a huge revamp with newly created retail spaces, 400 new car parking spaces, a contemporary barn-style facade at the North entrance, as-well as a new footpath leading to the nearby train station. We time-lapsed the construction of the ‘anchor’ building which stands proud at 1290 sq m and where Ralph Lauren will be selling their highly popular Polo range to customers.

An image of the Polo Ralph Lauren store in Freeport, Braintree. Captured by Time-Lapse Systems.

Canada Goose Time-Lapse of Store Fit-Out

We have also captured the fit-out of a high street branch for Canadian winter and ski wear brand Canada Goose. This luxury manufacturer of performance apparel is a firm favourite of mountain climbers and its lightweight range is perfect for everyday wear for the whole family. We documented the interior styling of this shop which creatively immerses customers in the brand’s values. The store features matt black metal and a neutral colour palette to create a sophisticated minimalistic aesthetic.

Sketchers Distribution Centre Time-Lapse.

Not only have we time-lapsed some extraordinary interior shop fit-outs for clients in the fashion retail sector, but we have also captured the construction of some of their warehouses and distribution centres, such as this project in Suffolk Park for the popular shoe brand, Sketchers. This warehouse in Bury St Edmonds, is 322,917 sq ft and plans are already underway to expand the centre another 100,000 sq ft. Close to the port of Felixstowe, this building is strategically placed allowing the brand to ship all of their shoes and sports apparel internationally, as-well as within England. This is one of the largest warehouses ever built in East Anglia and its construction has created 100 new jobs. Our time-lapse video is expertly edited in time to the musical score, which gives impact as the story of this project unfolds on screen. We are well-known for our work in the super-sheds and warehouse sector, working for a range of high-profile developers as they build some of the UK’s largest distribution and fulfilment centres.


Adidas- Distribution Centre Time-Lapse

We documented the build of this 250,000 sq ft facility in Trafford Park. This two storey commercial property has achieved a very good BREEM rating certification showing that sustainability is at the heart of this build. Our cameras captured the construction of a range of production lines and warehouse storage facilities allowing our client to fulfil customer orders quickly and efficiently. Adidas is one of the world’s most well-known brands and has a long history stretching as far back as 1900, it will be using this distribution centre to ship out their ever-popular sportswear to clients all over the UK.

Tesco F & F Clothing: Warehouse Time-Lapse

Time-Lapse Systems have worked on a range of different projects for our client, Tesco, as they construct new supermarkets, express stores, office headquarters and more recently the warehouse facilities for their own clothing brand, F & F. This carefully curated clothing collection offers fashionable and affordable attire for the whole family. It has won many high-street clothing awards, making it a credible fashion brand in its own right. Surprisingly, supermarkets account for £3.1 billion of clothing sales annually, showing that it is a profitable and important sector for the supermarket giant, Tesco. We time-lapsed this new warehouse which is connected to the company’s head office by a link bridge and covered walkway. Built on a former car park at the rear of the company’s head quarters, the building contractors, Mannings, created this incredible new facility which is 1196 sq ft.

Time-Lapse for Fashion Outlet: T K Maxx

We time-lapsed the new European headquarters for TJX, who are responsible for the discount clothing store T K Maxx. The company has over 4,800 stores worldwide and operates in three continents. TJX offers great value discounts on ever-changing selections of high quality fashion brands and designer merchandise. Their new £93 million European headquarters on Clarendon Road in Watford is comprised of three buildings connected by a bridge which runs over the street. This modern office features flexible working spaces, connected learning facilities, a health club, outdoor spaces and a luxurious catering facility. The building has a range of sustainable solutions such as green walls to support biodiversity in the area and a number of bee hives which are being installed on one of the building’s roofs.

We work extensively for luxury and high street fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Nike and Primark, amongst others, and we love to see the continual investment in the UK high street as it continues to gather momentum as shoppers’ habits change post-pandemic. Our clients use us as we have an excellent reputation and they know that we have vast experience in this sector.

At Time-Lapse Systems we document a wide variety of projects, giving our client’s a visual record of a chapter in their company’s growth. Our videos can be used for a host of marketing purposes and our cameras allow our clients to monitor their site whilst the project is underway. We are the leading provider of time-lapse solutions in the UK and pride ourselves on our ability to tackle any challenge on-site effectively.

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