Around the World: ISSEY MIYAKE’s new Paris flagship, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY in Shanghai & more

Around the World: ISSEY MIYAKE’s new Paris flagship, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY in Shanghai & more

by Ollie Cox
5 min

A new ISSEY MIYAKE store in Paris, and a fashion-meets-art sculpture in Shanghai with Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. That all sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? If you like the sound of that, there’s loads more coming your way. There is a new creative space from 10 Corso Como, and Gen-Z jewellery brand Basliq is bringing the shiny stuff to Manchester. Keep reading to find out what’s going on Around the World below

ISSEY MIYAKE is opening a new Paris Flagship 

ISSEY MIYAKE ©

ISSEY MIYAKE is opening a mega flagship store at 28 rue François 1er, in the heart of the Triangle d’or, located in the emblematic 8th arrondissement of Paris. The space previously housed the Europe 1 radio station, and ISSEY MIYAKE will be the first retail store in the building. The opening has seen a complete rebuild take place, preserving only its Parisian façade. Inside, it has been restructured across two floors, spanning more than 360 square metres to enhance natural lighting through the rear windows. Tokujin Yoshioka was behind the design, crafting a refined modern aesthetic, where walls are crafted from orange aluminium to match the sun’s energy. The store will open this month, so keep an eye out for more details. 

10 Corso Como opens a Gallery and the Project Room

Today, 10 Corso Como will open its latest project space, a public gallery and Project Room, designed by the interdisciplinary agency 2050+ and based on Tiziana Fausti’s vision. The space will house Louise Parker’s solo show and Jewellery exhibition, “Pietro Consagra. Ornamenti,” which serves as a statement against the stereotypes assigned to women by male society. The exhibition will run from February 21 until April 5, so be sure to check it out if you’re in town. 

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY is channelling his star sign in Shanghai 

Charles Jeffrey is channelling his creative energy into sculpture in the Shangai fashion and lifestyle concept store Assemble by Réel. He looked to his Leo star sign and majestic lion symbolism for the installation. The lions serve as both companions and protectors to the garments, encircling and safeguarding them in a tender embrace. A London-based fashion designer getting arty overseas? We’re here for it. 

Basliq is bringing some shiny bits to Manchester 

Basliq is the London-based jewellery brand that the A-listers can’t get enough of, with its pieces worn by Anok Yai and Maya Jama. Oh, and he was one of the youngest designers to ever be worn at the MET Gala. Yeah, you heard that right. Now he’s teamed up with Hervia following an initial event in the Manchester store last week. For all things Basliq, head to the Hervia website

Balenciaga has opened a new store in Dubai 

Balenciaga ©

Balenciaga’s newest store is in the shopping mecca of Dubai, on the first floor of the luxury Rotunda in the Mall of the Emirates. The space is more than 500 square metres in size, employing smooth slabs across the walls and ceiling, following the brand’s experimental Raw architecture concept. In celebration of the opening, a Couture presentation will be held for the first time in Dubai over three days. Of course, the store will spotlight key items, including a Bang & Olufsen speaker bag and the extra large Balenciaga scented candle. If you’re in Dubai, you’d be silly to skip this one. 

Stone Island is throwing open the doors to the archive in Los Angeles

This month, Stone Island is hosting its first-ever major US exhibition in Los Angeles from February 29 to March 3. Titled Selected Works “982-’024,” it will bring previously unexhibited pieces, including a comprehensive overview of the Stone Island Shadow Project, onto US soil. Located at Buttercup Studios, Culver City, it will coincide with the Frieze Los Angeles Art Fair at Santa Monica Airport. Registration for the event is open now via the following link

Heath Wae latest exhibition is launching at The Bluecoat School 

Australian artist Heath Wae is launching his latest exhibition, “Rapture; the Warmth of Honey,” at the Blewcoat School in London. Each piece draws inspiration from the earth and works with pigments hand-sourced from the alpine peaks and desert caves, weaving a story of the land into each piece. If this sounds like a bit of you, check it out while you can. 

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