Comme des Garcons is well known for innovative retail concepts. After being among the first with pop-up stores, their latest venture has recently opened its doors in Tokyo – the Comme des Garcons Trading Museum.
“As such, this winter, Comme des Garcons have stepped their groundbreaking retail agenda up another gear, with the ‘Trading Museum’ concept store in Omotesando, Toyko.
Taking the well-trod museum format and artfully combining it with a more established Comme des Garcons retail platform – the Trading Museum is set to offer Comme des Garcons customers a unique opportunity to browse curiosity-lined cabinets amid rails of some of the fashion world’s most covetable items.
Designed and conceived by Kawakubo, the space features eight expansive display cabinets on loan from London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
Running alongside an edited selection of Comme des Garcons key pieces, items from British designer Christopher Nemeth, shoes from Daita Kimura and made to measure Comme des Garcons shirts – there will also be an exhibition of hand-blown glass objects from Pieke Bergmans; a series of vintage Stephen Jones hats and a selection of vintage Comme des Garcons pieces from the past forty years – to name but a few of the attractions on show.”
The set-up is beautiful and their use of the cabinets very interesting. Check out the space in detail after the jump.