Loro Piana Celebrates Community and a New Store Opening With a Powerful Art Installation

Dec 16, 2020 233

BY: BROOKE BOBB

Today, Loro Piana opened the doors to its bonafide store space in New York’s Meatpacking District. The nearly century-old Italian label tested the bricks-and-mortar water with a pop-up shop last year but ultimately decided to make the 3 9th Avenue location their permanent home. The serene, modern interiors were designed by the architect Vincent Van Duysen to reflect a sense of nature. The store features soft, earthy colors, clean lines, and a glass-encased winter garden.

But perhaps the most striking component to Loro Piana’s new retail concept, outside of the decor and beautiful clothes, is a special art installation created by Marie Watt. A citizen of the Seneca Nation, her work explores the intersections of storytelling, community, and history within Indigenous teachings, culminating in contemporary sculpture and textile art.

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SOURCE: https://www.vogue.com

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