Published on July 23rd, 2016 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Dover Street Market, Haymarket, London, UK
Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garçons has relocated the London branch of its Dover Street Market store to a heritage-listed building on the city’s Haymarket. The new Dover Street Market store is located at 18-22 Haymarket inside a Grade II-listed building erected by Burberry founder Thomas Burberry in 1912. Similarly to its original location on Dover Street, the overall interior has been conceived by Rei Kawakubo. However, all the represented brands with dedicated spaces were given the freedom to design them as they saw fit. Kawakubo was keen to “embrace and enhance” the building’s original features, and as a result the exterior, original ceilings, windows, and central staircase remain untouched. Clothing, accessory and shoe brands are split over each of the store’s five levels, as well as a bakery and numerous installations.