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Balenciaga designs concrete Berlin store to reference the city’s modernist architecture

December 17, 2021 James Parkes 0
Concrete Balenciaga store in Berlin

Fashion brand Balenciaga has opened its first retail location in Berlin, which continues the brand’s Raw Architecture aesthetic and boasts monolithic concrete slabs and distressed surfaces. Located in Charlottenberg in western Berlin within the Grade II-listed Haus Cumberland building, the store occupies 296-square-metres across the ground floor. In sharp contrast to the building’s neoclassical exterior,

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Bath Spa University spotlights 11 student design projects

October 22, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
A photograph of a student fashion project

An animation where magical characters travel through valleys collecting treasure and a naturally-dyed kimono project are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at Bath Spa University. Also included is a textile project based on the colours of India and a range of 100 per cent traceable knitwear accessories and garments. Bath Spa University

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Sunnei transforms former recording studio into fashion brand HQ in Milan

October 14, 2021 James Parkes 0

Italian fashion brand Sunnei has renovated the interior of an ex-recording studio to create a minimalist headquarters as a canvas for furniture and art pieces by the brand’s collaborators. Located near its flagship store in Milan, the brand named its headquarters and studio Palazzina Sunnei to reference typical Milanese residential buildings. Palazzina Sunnei was organised as a series

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Ten fashion, architecture and design projects from Hong Kong Design Institute students

June 28, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
The Hong Kong Insitute of Design

A fashion collection inspired by 1970s clubbing culture and a project that imagines humans with crustacean exoskeletons are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Also among the projects on show are a self-care tool that aims to help boost young people’s immune systems and a project that

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Jun Aoki & Associates wraps Louis Vuitton’s Tokyo store in “poetic yet playful” pearlescent facade

March 25, 2021 James Parkes 0
Louis Vuitton Ginza by Jun Aoki

Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has created a distinctive flagship store for Louis Vuitton in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district with an undulating facade and interiors by architect Peter Marino. Replacing the brand’s previous store, which has occupied the same corner since 1981, the seven-storey Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki store is wrapped in a water-like facade.

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Virgil Abloh creates Paris landmark and skyscraper puffer jackets for Louis Vuitton

January 22, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Paris and skyscraper architecture puffer jackets

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has made puffer jackets covered in Paris landmarks and well-known skyscrapers as part of the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter menswear collection, which debuted in a Barcelona Pavilion-informed set. The collection designed by Abloh, who has been men’s artistic director at fashion house Louis Vuitton since 2018, was debuted yesterday as part of Paris

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I started my fashion brand to do architecture says Virgil Abloh

December 22, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
Virgil Abloh portrait

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh doesn’t “believe in disciplines” and instead thinks architecture should be used to explore many things. In this interview, he explains how his architectural training helped create his brand Off-White. Abloh told Dezeen that after receiving a master’s degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he chose to build a

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V&A curator picks five highlights from Bags: Inside Out exhibition

December 21, 2020 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bags: Inside Out exhibition at the V&A

The 19th-century equivalent of an activist’s slogan tote and a portmanteau made from repurposed fire hoses feature in this roundup of V&A curator Lucia Savi’s favourite pieces from the Bags: Inside Out exhibition. On show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum until September of next year, the exhibition traces the evolution of bags from the

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About Time: Fashion and Duration exhibition at The Met celebrates 150 years of fashion

October 28, 2020 Eleanor Gibson 0
About Time exhibition at The Met

Set designer Es Devlin has created two clock-like gallery spaces for the latest fashion exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which compares design over 150 years. The Met’s Costume Institute opens About Time: Fashion and Duration at the museum’s Fifth Avenue location on 29 October –  the original planned opening in May 2020 was

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Burberry and Tencent collaborate on interactive WeChat shop in Shenzhen

August 2, 2020 India Block 0

Visitors to Shenzhen’s Burberry flagship store can use Tencent’s WeChat app to interact with the window display and play their own music in fitting rooms. The British fashion brand and China’s largest social media company collaborated to design a shop that suited Shenzhen’s growing reputation for technology. Shoppers use WeChat, a Chinese messaging and social

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