We’ve reached another Friday and now it’s time for some well-deserved relaxation. As usual, we provide the best cultural happenings, shopping spots and events around the globe so you can make the most of your weekend. Read on for some time inspiration.
See our other weekend to-do guides here.
HONG KONG: Maison Kitsuné Pop-up
Maison Kitsuné says hello to Hong Kong with its first-ever pop-up store in the city as part of Art Basel. Illustrator Andre Saraiva decorated the colorful interior, which is stocked with the brand’s coveted men’s and women’s clothing as well as special HK-only accessories. This is a prelude to Kitsuné’s impending official store opening in the area which will come in June.
42 Paterson Street
Azerbaijani-born conceptual artist Faig Ahmed deconstructs traditional Middle Eastern patterns and redesigns them through digital means before handing the true-to-size blueprints off to local craftspeople. His paper drawings are then transformed into physical tapestries, often featuring a trompe l’oeil effect. Ahmed quite literally weaves together purposeful illusions that at once redefine traditions and address post-colonial histories. His first solo exhibit runs through April 24.
Via di Montoro 12
MIAMI: Givenchy’s New Store
Givenchy heads to Miami’s design district, where a slew of other luxury brands have been carving out territory, to open a new door. Aside from enjoying the area’s unending visual stimulation, you can now shop the brand’s men’s, women’s and accessories selections.
102 NE 39th Street
BOSTON: Herb Ritts Photography Exhibit at the MFA
The Museum of Fine Arts hosts another exhibition of late American photographer Herb Ritts. Best known for his black and white prints in the ’80s and ’90s, Ritts shot iconic celebrities like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, both of whom you can see captured above. Stop by and enjoy over 37 photographs of the photographer’s best work. Find more info here.
465 Huntington Avenue
TOKYO: PROD Flagship Store
PROD is Japanese label Phigvel Makers & Co‘s flagship boutique that stocks its full collection of “reliable clothing and furnishings.” The cozy shop gives off warm vibes from a tightly merchandized, old-timey space. Pop in this weekend for a relaxed shopping environment.
2-17-10, Aobadai Meguro-ku
TORONTO: Old Faithful Shop
Homeware retailer Old Faithful Shop announced the opening of its first-ever Toronto outpost. The new storefront is located inside of a 100-year-old building whose character the shop has managed to preserve while adding unique features of its own. Stop in this weekend and get lost amongst the home goodies.
886 Queen Street West
OSAKA: New Red Wing Heritage Store
Red Wing Shoe Company’s heritage label is making big strides. They’ve announced the opening of a second location in Osaka, Japan where followers of the brand can purchase all of the newest shoes. The shop is located in an old lumber factory that was built in the 1950s — a spot-on fit for Red Wing’s brand DNA.
4-10-22 Minami-Senba, Chuo-ku
STOCKHOLM: New ACNE Store at Nordic Kompaniet
Swedish minimalist retailer ACNE has opened a seventh location inside of luxury department store, Nordic Kompaniet. The storefront’s tasteful interior is set off with modernist design choices and a wealth of angular geometric shapes. Come for the contemporary clothing and stay for the beautiful furniture by British artist Max Lamb.
Hamngatan 18-20, 111 47
London’s Selfridges introduce a new project called “Agender,” a dedicated concept space exploring the world of unisex fashion. Look for labels like Aesop, Ann Demeulemeester, Casely Hayford, CdG Homme and more. If you’re not sold on the clothing alone, the playful space was designed by Faye Toogood, one half of sister design duo, Studio Toogood — they do incredible work.
400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB