Christopher Kane unveils flagship store in London
Fashion brand Christopher Kane has announced the opening of its first flagship store in London, located at 6-7 Mount Street, W1.
Fashion brand CHRISTOPHER KANE has announced the opening of its first flagship store in London, located at 6-7 Mount Street, W1.
To mark the occasion, a number of special edition leather handbags will go on sale exclusively at the London-based store, which opened Thursday.
The 4,100 square foot boutique is split over two floors, and was designed by Christopher Kane and 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,” said 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 which partly controls the British luxury fashion label.