Translucent swathes of white and pink floral lace hang from six-metre-high wooden frames inside this New York pop-up store, designed by Storey Studio.The pop-up store is located at the heart of the SoHo neighbourhood and is the first physical retail space that Self-Portrait has opened in the United States.Prior to this, pieces from the womenswear brand could only be purchased on its website, in its London flagship store or via high-end fashion retailers.
在設計該紐約的快閃店時，總部位於倫敦的Storey Studio希望帶領購物者踏上“探索、觸摸和發現之旅”。因此，建築的入口通道創造了一個蕾絲的“觸覺迷宮”，當顧客走過商店時，它將他們包圍。“我們想要激發他們的好奇和期待。”工作室的創始人Robert Storey說。
When it came to designing the New York pop-up, London-based Storey Studio wanted to take shoppers on a “journey of exploration, touch and discovery”.A “tactile labyrinth” of lace has therefore been created in the building’s entryway, enveloping customers as they walk through to the shop floor.”We wanted to create intrigue and anticipation from outside of the store,” said Robert Storey, founder of the studio.
Thin sheets of pink and white lace have been hung at various lengths and arranged in a loose, concentric circle – lace panels in the innermost ring are the shortest in length, allowing visitors to pass easily underneath.To maintain the arc-shape of the lace panels, each sheet is sewn to a curved metal rod. These are attached by tensile wires to huge timber frames that flank each side of the store.
The studio was additionally hoping that using lace would capture the “femininity” of the brand’s garments, which frequently feature sculptural frills, layered mesh and asymmetric cut-outs.
Colour-changing LED lights – which shift from pastel pink to yellow, orange and red – have also been incorporated to illuminate lace sheets. They hang from the ceiling in narrow tubes.
項目名稱：Self-Portrait Pop Up AW19