Monday, March 16, 2009

Fleur Wood pulls 160 rabbits out of her hat

Times are certainly tough in fashion, but some are expanding undeterred. A case in point, Sydney designer Fleur Wood, who opened her third Sydney boutique last Wednesday in Chatswood Chase. Here is a first look at the 75sqm space, that was designed by upwardly mobile Sydney architect Kelvin Ho - who is rapidly gaining momentum as the Australian fashion retail architect du jour. This is Ho’s second Fleur Wood boutique after Wood’s space in The Strand, where Ho also designed The Corner Shop and Terry Biviano outlets. That’s not counting sass & bide’s four stores in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and Willow’s Sydney and Melbourne boutiques.

Wood’s latest boutique, a twist on her trademark homespun white décors, features a corrugated sheeting ceiling and a seven metre-long frieze of 160 plaster rabbits – apparently an idea cooked up between Wood and Ho’s interior designer collaborator Deborah Snellgrove, from one white plaster rabbit which sits in Wood’s studio.

all images: fleur wood


Style On Track said...

Ohhh thats great news, I adore Fleur Wood and the design of that store looks gorgeous :)

Anonymous said...

Is this designer Deb Snelgrove from Timenho?

Patty Huntington said...

yes - one of, i gather, four architects/designers who work with ho. i did attempt to clarify the timenho name with him, however he told me kelvin ho architects is the correct name.

fashion herald said...

lovely, lovely store, and good news. small restaurants and boutiques are unfortunately closing all round town here in nyc.

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