Christopher Kane is to put the cash injection he received via his recent Kering investment to good use by opening his first flagship store on Londons Mount Street next year.
This is an incredibly exciting time for us, said Christopher and Tammy, his sister, who serves as deputy creative director of the brand.
To have our own retail space gives us the chance to showcase our collections and to really express our vision. To open in London first was really important to us as this is where our label was born.
Kanes buy-out by the luxury conglomerate formerly known as PPR in January puts his business in the same portfolio as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, so its only fitting that his Mount Street neighbours will include fellow big-leaguers Lanvin, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood.
Said Alexandre de Brettes, CEO of Christopher Kane: This is the first step in a new chapter for the Christopher Kane brand. London is a powerful retail centre so our store will become not only a destination for a global consumer but an incredible marketing platform for the brand around the world.
Christopher and Tammy absolutely fell in love with the space on Mount Street and I cannot wait to see their creative division for what I am sure will be an extraordinary retail experience.