This is the new Comme des Garcons on Ice House Street in Hong Kong, right in the heart of Central. Not sure what happened, but the original block that housed this and a few other stores is boarded up now, so some of them moved over here and set up new residence. In my opinion, this a much better retail experience on a flat layout instead of vertical stories.
This watermelon room is courtesy of celebrated Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. China is home to the best artists in the world right now, I’m prepared to defend that. Great creativity comes from struggle, and now that the ties of communism are gradually loosening, these artists are unleashing lifetimes of pent-up expression onto the rest of us.
And the wallpaper enveloping the Comme store is by Kerim Ragamov.
A couple doors down is the new Hoods, the WTaps store, which opened last month. Definitely one of my choice selections for HK shopping, as far as product offerings go.
And the new Maison Martin Margiela store in Hong Kong. In concordance with the usual Margiela buildouts.