Inspiration

At-home entertainment from our favourite brands

These brands from across The Bicester Village Shopping Collection are continuing to keep fans creatively inspired with their online offering.

Coach

There’s a stay-at-home dance party at Coach and everyone’s invited. Taking on the role of DJ has been the brand’s bevy of stylish friends, from Joe Flizzow (one half of Malaysian hip-hop duo Too Phat) and Indian actress Kriti Sanon to boxer and model Ramla Ali. Plus, Coach creative director Stuart Vevers has also tried his hand with a compilation playlist titled ‘Self-isolation disco’ on Spotify. Featuring the likes of Sister Sledge, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez, it’s guaranteed to have you dancing around your living room in no time.

See more at @Coach

PUMA

PUMA understands that staying active is crucial for the body and mind, especially during uncertain times. That’s why it’s compiled all its expertise into the PUMATRAC app – featuring more than 120 free workouts from its pro trainers. Choose from various difficulty levels, with options for strength and endurance, mobility, stretching, HIIT, running, boxing, and even dancing and Pilates routines. All workouts can be done at home without equipment – leaving you no excuse for not working up a sweat. Plus, the app doubles as a community platform so you can socialise virtually and compete against fellow users.

See more at @Puma

There’s a stay-at-home dance party at Coach and everyone’s invited.

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Michael Kors

As part of his continuing ‘At home with Michael Kors’ Instagram series, the designer gave us a peak at what he’s been reading while at home. During the book club, fans were encouraged to rediscover old favourites – from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Joan Didion – and find inspiration in art tomes: with books on Picasso, Halston, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and Diane Vreeland on Michael’s personal bookshelf. Plus, for a proper fashion fix, look out for the designer’s ongoing ‘Storytime with Michael’ instalments. One of the latest took us behind the scenes of the iconic MET Gala: fashion’s most fabulous night out.

Hear it all at @MichaelKors

Asics

Encouraging us all off the sofa and into the garden is Asics, who have enlisted Olympic runner Eilish McColgan to share her advice on how to achieve better running form. As part of the brand’s ‘train like a pro’ video series, fans can follow along as Eilish takes us through an easy-to-follow exercise regime – from knee drives to lateral crab walks – that promises to deliver proper glute activation. For those who’d like to step their training up a gear, Asics also has a free Studio app filled with accessible workouts you can do from home.

See more at @AsicsEurope

Levi’s®

Well established as the denim experts, Levi’s® has been putting its bank of knowledge to good use – inspiring fans to upcycle their wardrobe in lieu of shopping in the boutiques. From a make-your-own denim skirt tutorial, crafted from old jeans, to a vibrant update to a classic white T-shirt, there’s been plenty of encouragement for fans to unleash their inner designers. Next up¬ is a guide on how to customise a denim jacket – look out for the full tutorial on our website soon. We’ll be leaving lockdown with the most creative wardrobe ever…

See more at @Levis

KARL LAGERFELD

The club everyone wants to be a part of: KARL LAGERFELD is drawing on its enviable black book of contacts to host a weekly line-up of live classes and workshops from the world’s coolest DJs, cutting-edge artists, creative talents and industry experts. This week’s edition? A workshop on creating your own artwork from @EndlessArtist – the man responsible for last year’s ‘Endless Karl’ tribute exhibition in honour of the late designer.

Look out for #StayHomeWithKarl at @KarlLagerfeld