Maison Alaïa Opens Its First Flagship Store In London

Only a few months after the passing of its founder, Maison Alaïa has opened up its first flagship store in London. It is situated on Bond street and features of 2000 square meters of retail space, which translates into ample playroom for most of us. On the space, the late Azzedine Alaïa’s close friend Carla Sozzani noted to Wallpaper: “Azzedine Alaïa never wanted to have one interior designer and one architect as he wanted to design his world and he did not understand why one would. He liked to work with his friends – Pierre Paulin, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Shiro Kuramata, Kris Ruhs – all the people he respected and loved. We had a good time choosing the furniture pieces from his personal collection. Alaïa saw everything as being light and fresh”.

 

As can be expected from a truly visionary house like that of Alaïa, the new space features a metal and glass staircase by Kris Ruhs, Pelota lamps by Marc Newson and Martin Szekely Opus Albs steel bookshelves.

On show at the moment is a mixture of the SS18 collection, as well as his forever pieces, accessories, perfume and shoes.

Images via Wallpaper.