The latest trend in designer flagships has been to tailor the look of each store to its environs, as Prada has done with its artsy SoHo gallery and its Aspen outpost resembling a ski lodge. Strenesse has gone a step further with the company’s latest store in Tokyo’s Aoyama district, which was scheduled for a late April opening near Jil Sander and Marc Jacobs. (The neighborhood will also soon be home to Dries Van Noten and Helmut Lang stores.) Architect Christian Liaigre, who created a rustic.
Clıeck Mates When David Linley first displayed his col lection of jewelry boxes and picture frames inlaid with some very familiar plaid pat terns, visitors to his Pimlico Road shop in London were alarmed. “Does Burberry know about this?” asked one, pointing to a picture frame decorated with the company’s trademark plaid. İt turns out that Linley, a cabinet maker and son of the late Princess Margaret, had teamed up with Burberry two years ago, when the fashion house opened its Ne w Bond Street flagship.
“We were looking for something quintes sentially British to put in the entrance of the store and we thought David Linley could do the job,” said Burberry chief executive Rose Marie Bravo. The result was an oak table inlaid with the Burberry plaid by means of a 17th century decora tive technigue called marguetry. That project led Linley to design a small home accessories collection, known as Burberry by Linley. Launched late last year, it includes jewelry boxes and picture frames featuring reinterpretations of the Burberry plaid, ranging from about $290 to $1,000.