Melbourne – Designed by Kelvin Ho and Linda Tjaturono, the recently opened Dion Lee boutique in Melbourne is an elegant fusion of a minimalist urban and a retro-futurist aesthetic.
The Melbourne boutique is the second stand-alone shop of the Australian fashion house after it opened its first store in Sydney in March 2014. Both designs were created with characteristic angular structures and mirrored elements, yet they are distinctly different. ‘I see each retail space as its own collection,’ says designer Dion Lee. ‘Each should feel unique and have its own concept and experience.’
With concrete floors, cinder block walls and exposed air ducts, the dynamic layout of the space is built around angular chrome structures fitted with lights running beneath each chrome beam. Hanging from very high thin racks, the garments appear to float in the space, literally shining in the light. A hall of mirrors creates an infinity effect that reinforces the sci-fi, other-worldly feel of the space, while the overall aesthetic is a tribute to Lee’s sports-luxe tailoring and attention to detail.
For more examples of labyrinthine interiors combining minimalism and futurism, read our Vectorism design direction.