RESTIR | TOKYO
With futuristic 30-ft walls of LED plasma displaying adverts for art installations in the 1st floor gallery, black marble floors, black and burgundy interiors designed by French architect Laur Meyrieux, concierge desk, and mega brand pieces from Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and a range of Chanel bags that are unique to this store. This is only the second boutique outside Chanel’s own stores Karl Lagerfeld has bestowed this honour upon.
The ground floor Gallery was infused with the artwork and fashion of Rikki Kasso in cooperation with an exclusive Tokyo Fashion Week Collection installation by Mihara Yasuhiro. Large scale ink paintings on wood and paper floated on the walls, beautiful acrylic mounted photo prints hung beside the cryptic collaboration art print t-shirts. The exhibition also marked the pre-release of “Tokyo” – a 280 page lyrical photo bible of Rikki Kasso’s infamous photos of Tokyo life. A pre-release book signing was held on the opening night. The month long exhibition marked the start of Tokyo Fashion Week and hosted thousands of international visitors and fashion aficionados.