And as usual with each of the store’s changeovers, there’s a lot of novelties to take in, be it new Comme des Garçons collections, new brands or new settings. Upon entering the ground floor shoppers stumble upon a newly installed Comme des Garçons installation in the event space which presents five key pieces from its A/W 2016 women’s collection.
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upervised by Gvasalia himself, the palette incorporates an eclectic variety of materials, ranging from concrete and satin, to cast aluminum and glass, resulting in an aesthetic that pairs references of Balenciaga’s couture history and its original headquarters on Avenue George V in Paris with raw modern design elements.
The new venue also has a community space with attached co-working space for creative start-ups and a separate exhibition space for local art schools and associations. The gallery’s inaugural show is dedicated to acclaimed local furniture designer Nathan Yong, and presents new furniture designs, as well as items that he designed under the Grafunkt by Nathan Yong label.