Now that fashion’s greatest 31-year old, Alexender Wang is no longer creative director at Balenciaga, he now has all the time on his hands to work on his own label, and his first project is already in the works! The American designer has opened his first European flagship store right in the heart of London’s most fashionable area, Mayfair. This post-office turned Wang house is located on 43-44 Albemarle Street and is currently the biggest store under the label. That’s some achievement for someone who just lost his job!
The store sells the Wang ready-to-wear collection for men and women, along with his accessories collection and will also have a separate section for the ‘Objects’ collection. The store’s antique silvery-grey look continues on the inside though with a more modern touch. The 625 sq. m. space over 4 floors, designed with Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, include elements of recycled rubber, silver travertine, metal, concrete, and leather that come together to create a geometric and aesthetically pleasing interiors that compliment Wang’s designs.
Wang, for whom Harrods in Mecca, stated in an interview, that London happens to be his favorite city because it has the best shopping experiences. We bet he loves it even more now that he gets to be a part of that experience!
[Via – Vogue]