Louis Vuitton Opens in Selfridges
Louis Vuitton’s latest shop-in-shop is a 10,000-square-foot, three-story, “townhouse” featuring a revolving glass elevator and an interactive “digital atelier.” Located inside Selfridges in London, the space houses all of Vuitton’s collections under one roof, including the men’s line. Designed by architect Gwenaël Nicolas, the new Vuitton store has its own entrance. The glass elevator revolves inside a double-helix-shaped structure with floating handbags inside it. The store’s decor also features whimsical flower sculptures by Barnaby Barford and a three-way mirror by Katsumi Hayakawa. In addition, shoppers can relax and explore the brand using an interactive screen and make wish lists that are automatically transferred to employee’s iPads.
Issey Miyake Debuts New Concept Store
Issey Miyake is opening a new concept store in Tokyo, featuring the work of five young designers. Called Reality Lab Issey Miyake, this also marks the launch of a new men’s line. The new store sells a range of merchandise from Miyake including the brand’s Bao Bao bags and a line of origami paper lamps. Bags designed in collaboration with designer Mike Abelson are also available. The store also offers Homme Plissé, a new men’s brand that is the male version of the company’s Pleats Please line for women.
Stefano Pilati Makes Debut at Agnona
For his first collection for Agnona, Stefano Pilati created garments that could be purchased on the spot during Milan Fashion Week. “I always thought that when something is beautiful, a six-month wait for the purchase can be too long. If I see something that I like, I want to buy it right away,” explained Pilati. The designer is numbering the collections, starting with Zero for the first collection. The clothes were displayed in a store in Milan featuring notes scribbled on the walls and unique mannequins. Pilati was respectful of the 60-year-old brand’s heritage, but fresh and chic at the same time. Agnona is the women’s brand owned by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.
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