NEW YORK — Jil Sander diehards were shopping in full force Friday morning as the brand’s flagship here made its debut.
The 7,000-square-foot store at 11 East 57th Street is an homage to the label’s minimalist aesthetic. The space’s striking limestone facade, which features double-height arched windows, gives way to a sleek, spare white-walled interior with warm golden lighting. Three levels of pale limestone floors, thin nickel silver merchandise displays and frosted glass are subtle but luxe elements used by the architect Michael Gabellini in an effort to emphasize the clothes as opposed to overwhelming them with an overt store design.
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?"