Feb 19, 2015
Christopher Kane unveils flagship store in London
Feb 19, 2015
With only four days to go till his Fall 2015 runway show at London Fashion Week, the Scottish designer opens his first ever boutique in London's fashionable Mayfair district.
To mark the occasion, a number of special edition leather handbags will go on sale exclusively at the London-based store, which officially opened Thursday.
The 4,100 square foot boutique is split over two floors, and was designed by Christopher Kane and renowned British minimalist designer John Pawson.
The retail space represents the Glaswegian designer's "unique and innovative approach to luxury and fashion, with a great respect for craftsmanship and a high level of technical skill, alongside a deep sense of integrity that are paramount to the brand," revealed the label in a statement.
Adding that "the goal is not a signature work of architecture but an environment with an emotional dimension, a space where the focus is on the clothes and on the people connected to them."
Interesting interior design features include a dramatic staircase, a floor-to-ceiling totem light fitting on the lower ground floor, color gradient Perspex displays and touches of heavy timber and Portland stone.
The facade of the new flagship store reinstates elements of the listed building's original Edwardian elevations, creating simple, full-height openings, stripped of all extraneous details.
Kane's smart new West-End address is the first of several more standalone stores to be unrolled across the world, according to the Kering group (formerly PPR) which partly controls the British luxury fashion label.
Visit the Christopher Kane flagship store at 6-7 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1.
Since launching his namesake brand in 2006, Christopher Kane has guest designed for Topshop, Swarovski, Scottish cashmere specialists Johnstons, and Donatella Versace for whom he created several collections under the Versus label until 2012.
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