Friday, November 12, 2010

Siki Im Pop Up Store

The final installation for Building Fashion showcases menswear designer Siki Im and Leong Leong Architecture. On a side note, Siki actually began his career as an architect before making his way over to fashion as senior designer of Karl Lagerfeld and Helmut Lang.

Ever since Siki's Fall 2010 collection I've been hooked. His attention to detail, minimalistic construction and architectural form are refreshing and inspiring. If you'd like to check out the installation, the pop up store is located in same venue as Richard Chai's Ice Cavern at 504 W 24th Street and is open to the public until November 15, 2010.
The store kind of reminds me of a gigantic half-pipe ramp and is covered in a soy-based foam spray. Visitors are required to take off their shoes upon entering and similar to Chai's installation, nooks and ledges are carved into the foam which house display areas. Clothing is showcased on either end of the ramps (on the underside) which I think is pretty interesting.

I've been out of town this week and haven't had a chance to scope out the installation yet but it looks pretty awesome. Hope you get a chance to check it out before it's gone!

All images courtesy of Leong Leong

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