Alexander McQueen heads to East Asia to present us with its first flagship store in Japan.
Located in Aoyama district of Tokyo, the British brand makes its presence felt in a big way with the debut of the 4,200 square foot outlet in the country. Spread over two storey, the retail unit rubs shoulders with the likes of Balenciaga, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Prada.
Till date, Japanese shoppers could shop for Alexander McQueen stuff from shop-in-shops set up in various departmental stores and from the label’s only-accessories outlet. With the opening of this large flagship everything from Alexander McQueen’s men’s and women’s wear collections along with runway looks, ready-to-wear designs and accessories will be available under one roof.
Conceived by creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton along with David Collins Studio, the Tokyo store is decked up in subtle shades of gray, lilac, white and soft gold. It also features a cracked white Calacatta Oro marble floor which is complemented with pale gray leather furnishings clad in marble, along with black lacquer rails.
Other noteworthy details of the interiors include the walls covered in plaster paneling. One of the panel features a molded motif of wings, shells, cactus flowers, sea horse tails, skulls, gargoyles and leaves.