Remember how we gave you a heads up a couple of weeks back that bright and quirky subway tiles are about to become the new kitchen trend? Well, it seems we’re not the only ones to think so.
Acclaimed designer Lee Broom has taken the whole subway tiles concept and packed it full of light, shade and drama in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous new store display for iconic show brand, Christian Louboutin.
Christian Louboutin boutiques being designed to reflect the city in which they are located is very much a theme for the company but Broom’s creation is not only beautiful it is significant for us Brits because it pays a staggering homage to our capital city, London.
Based inside Harrods, the new Christian Louboutin concession – which houses the fashion designer’s latest collections – is bordered by an outrageously arched entrance inspired by the glass façade of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden
Then there’s the tiled walls, hugely inspired by the London Underground. There are even street lamps to light up the displayed footwear. And one of the arched store windows has been cut to resemble a giant glass clock face reminiscent of Big Ben.
We love it!
Broom is, of course, no stranger to fashion. He studied fashion design at London’s world-famous St Martins College and also worked for Vivienne Westwood before he moved into interior design.
And it shows. His use of colour and catwalk-inspired theatrics make this store display one of the most important and certain-to-be-talked-about in the Capital for many a year.
Here’s our original subway tiles blog in case you missed it a few weeks back: