PARIS — “Luxurious industrial,” is how Kris Van Assche describes his first signature boutique, which opened here today at 16 Rue Saint-Roch, just in time for Men’s Fashion Week.
“Generous minimalism” is another descriptor for the sleek, 750-square-foot unit that boasts fitting rooms, a cash wrap and lighting fixtures in polished steel. Other features include stark white walls, parquet floors, mirrors, angular metal shelves and benches topped with black rubber.
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?"