- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
Europe’s only specialist retailer of luxury Japanese designer clothes and lifestyle goods, Butikku has opened on Maddox Street, London.
The store, designed in collaboration with architects Soho+Co, provides a boutique space for clothing alongside a dedicated gallery space displaying Japanese fine art.
Butikku currently offers over 300 exclusive clothing and accessory items, each hand-picked from the latest collections of leading Japanese designers, with most brands not available anywhere else in the UK or Europe, including several designers that are alumni of internationally-renowned designers, including Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Jean Paul Gaultier and Aquascutum.
Founded in 2013 by Kevin House, a former management consultant in the Energy sector, Butikku has previously sold its exclusive ranges through pop-up boutiques and its online store. By dealing directly with the designers, Butikku avoids ‘middle-man’ costs in order to keep prices lower for its customers.
The opening exhibition in the gallery space is a selection of works from the “Flower Ball Series” by renowned Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami.
Images: courtesy of Butikku