The Azzedine Alaïa flagship store has officially opened on 139 Bond Street in London. Every precise detail of the 6000 sq ft, three floor boutique, was executed by Azzedine Alaïa himself before his passing with the help of his long time collaborator Carla Sozzani.
Upon entering, natural lighting shines through the immense windows, covering the entire store. The lighting is pristine and the store’s open layout allows the light to easily flow throughout. One of Azzedine Alaïa goals upon opening the store was for everything to be transparent and light. The flagship store features pieces of art from various international artists and designers. Christoph von Weyhe’s painting is placed alongside perfectly constructed glass furniture by Naoto Fukasawa, Piero Lissoni, Shiro Kuramata, Renzo Piano, and Tokujin Yoshioka. All under Marc Newson’s ginormous circular overhead lighting fixtures.
Pieces by furniture designers Marin Szekely and Pierre Paulin are also showcased. Two of Marin Szekely sleek bookshelves are situated near the windows while Pierre Paulin cathedral styled orange tables match the color of the spring/summer collections featured in store.
This shade is also found in Christoph Von Weyhe’s art piece, Von Weyhe was Alaïa’s partner of 58 years. The Richmount owned store features an immense variety of shoes, bags, ready-to-wear, and couture by appointment.