Michiko Koshino (London, UK) « David Fern

DAVID FERN

Michiko Koshino

Michiko Koshino, a fashion designer with an established business in the Far East, raised her profile in the UK by opening a flagship store in Covent Garden. The brief stipulated that the design should avoid literal cultural references but reflect Michiko’s individual approach to fashion which combines simplicity and idiosyncrasy.

The entire store became a window for the brand with the frameless shop front blurring the boundary between inside and out. Finishes were chosen to combine natural materials with those closely associated with Michiko’s work, such as neoprene. The success of the shop was acknowledged through it’s popularity and appeal to London’s nightclub fraternity, Michiko’s most ardent followers.

 

1990

Client: Michiko Koshino

Location: London, UK