Dear Shaded Viewers & Diane,
While most Tokyoites have reached satisfaction with luxury’s standards, Mrs.Rei Kawakubo brings back retail confrontations in her native metropolis. Just opened DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA (DSMG) revamps (from scratch) a previous department store, opening a six-space storage as a creative global emporium.
Designers Raf Simons, Sacai, Azzedine Alaïa, Céline and Visvim have all congregated to join Kawakubo’s second talents-in-talent (Rei herself) fashion store. It’s a visionary’s playground, artistic projects and unique collaborations, with expertise next to a selection of quality products. The experience isn’t purely based on fabrics but superb objects decorating our dream lifestyle, who wouldn’t appreciate a touch of modesty at home by having a hut as a walking closet?
Indeed, filled with the latest garments and accessories from around the globe, the answer is yes DSMG! Expanding today this understood formula emphasizes how well spoken Comme des Garçons was when she started ramifications in her vision with DSM London’s opening in 2004. No art gallery or museum associations anymore, it’s shopping the future in Tokyo!
Photos: Billy Poh.