Friday, October 12, 2007

Dolce e Gabbana 101

Italian glamour boys Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have reworked their presence inside the world's until-now tallest building, and the result is holding its official opening today (second picture).
Just like the brand name, I can use two words for the new store as well: black and white. The shop on the third floor feels narrower than its predecessor because of all the black building blocks used in its design. But then the clothes and accessories on show are also dominated by the same colors. Black glamour suits with thin ties for the gents, black dresses for the ladies.
Is that a Miss Pocket in the window? The Taipei 101 sales booklet promises the designer duo's glitzy Miss Pocket bag will be on sale. Recommended price: between 100,000 and 150,000 New Taiwan dollars.

While you're at Taipei 101, you should also bother to go one floor higher to look up a British design exhibition (first picture). Admittedly, it's not really all that much about clothes, but it has a lot worthwhile on offer. From architecture by Zaha Hadad, to a Honda bike, to the image campaign for the Gorillaz, the game Grand Theft Auto, the clever logo designs for Channel 4 TV, and the clothes of Top Shop, it's all there.


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