I love it when Dover Street Market updates their windows and spaces – they have a flair for making truly unique spaces that are borderline theatrical. Each space is created and focused on displaying featured products in a way that highlights their beauty, as well as their artistic qualities. The window features a giant sculptural black octopus by Les Trois Garçons and new spaces include Nowhere (where Bape was born), Lanvin, Loewe, and Stephen Jones. Read the full story for photos of the spaces and a description of what makes them oh, so special!
Octopus by Les Trois Garçons
Stephen Jones has moved to the Third Floor and planted a large fluro tree on which to hang his hats. The hat box may look familiar because he packaged his perfume in a replica. I love the neon branches as displays for his mostly black hats – lovely contrast!
New to the Basement with exclusive items to DSM all showcased on beautiful vintage trunks from their archive. Is it bad that I want the old trunks instead?? I mean, the new stuff is nice but nothing’s better than vintage trunks!
Alber Elbaz’s newly designed space for Spring Summer 2009. Third Floor. That’s kind of what my life looks like – many computers on at once and working hard for the money.
15 years ago friends and collaborators Nigo (A Bathing Ape) and Jun Takahashi (Undercover) opened a tiny shop in Harajuku Tokyo called NOWHERE. It was Undercover’s first ever dedicated retail space. The space also had Nigo’s picks of US vintage wear. During that first year Nigo launched A Bathing Ape in NOWHERE. NOWHERE will open again for a limited period of time in the Basement of DSM from 17th January 2009 selling A Bathing Ape products and exclusive products made by Nigo and Jun together under the NOWHERE name. Yes, I know, A Bathing Ape is a bit passé, but you got admit, Nigo’s built an impressive empire and it’s cool to see a recreation of where it all started.
All of this and much more at Dover Street Market in London.
- Louis Vuitton X BAPE?!?!?
- Dover Street Market: New Window & New Spaces
- CDG x Stephen Jones Fragrance at Dover Street Market
- Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at the Bard Graduate Center
- Stephen Jones by COMME DES GARÇONS Fragrance