BERLIN — As a company, A.P.C. likes to keep things small. But not too small, at least in Berlin, where the French contemporary label just opened a second store.
Located on Fasanenstrasse in the old west side of town, the 1,100-square-foot shop for men and women has again been designed by A.P.C.’s architect of choice, Laurent Deroo. Owner and founder Jean Touitou, however, finally got his way, and the new door incorporates the use of travertine, besides the usual signature expanses of wood. “My staff always said travertine is too reminiscent of fascist Italian architecture, but for me it’s very Mies van der Rohe. And so we’re using it,” Touitou commented.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"