Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, by Zaha Hadid

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a cultural hub designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the historic centre of Seoul, was inaugurated on 21 March 2014 by hosting Korean Fashion Week. Conceived as an architectural landscape that revolves around the ancient city wall and the cultural artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations...

Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014

The Serpentine Galleries in London have today announced that Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has been commissioned to design its 2014 Summer Pavilion. Radic is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design the Serpentines Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, an architectural initiative that has become one of London’s leading summer...

Frank Gehry designs Berlin’s tallest building

Gehry Partners, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by architect Frank Gehry has been selected by American property developer Hines to design a 150-meter tall residential tower in Berlin, which will become the German capital’s tallest building. Located in Potzdamer Platz, the stone-clad tower will comprise 300 apartments and a hotel,...

Michael Kors to open flagship store in China

American fashion brand Michael Kors has unveiled plans for its first flagship store in China. Located in Shanghai’s Jing An Kerry Centre, the new 6,000-foot retail space will be designed by Kors’ in-house team in collaboration with New York-based architectural firm KPF, and it will feature elements inspired by Michael...

Jorge Ayala Paris: on shaping emotions, architecture and fashion

As two creative realms that share a high level of social influence owing to their sensorial materialities, fashion and architecture have on many occasions joined forces through fruitful collaborations that have resulted not only in inspiring postulations, but also in seductive exercises about the perception of physical spaces and materials....

Wooyoungmi inaugurate Paris flagship store

One of my all-time favourite menswear labels, the Korean-born and Paris-based Wooyoungmi, hosted the official inauguration party for their flagship store in Paris on 16 January 2014 alongside the official calendar of Paris men’s fashion week for Autumn/Winter 2014 collections, even though the boutique had been trading publicly for three...

Acne Studios unveil biggest store in LA

Swedish clothing brand Acne Studios has inaugurated its largest store ever in downtown Los Angeles. Located on the ground floor of Claud Beelman’s Art Deco Eastern Columbia Building, the 465-square-meter boutique follows the design concept conceived by creative director Jonny Johansson and used in the brand’s Pelham Street store in London,...