Mar 23, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
Get more Denim insights as a WGSN subscriber
Legendary Japanese denim empire Kapital celebrates the grand opening of their new flagship store in Setouchi Kojima.
Last month (September 15th) Kapital opened its doors to its newest and largest retail outlet to date. Like the previous Blue Hands store, the new location in Setouchi remains at the core of the Kojima denim community and the heart of Kapital’s craftsmanship. Previously an old library and public hall, the revived building now houses the retail store, a library, as well as Kapital’s new head office and atelier studios. The larger space was built in what Kapital describe as “a meeting place that connects Setouchi’s deep culture of “People, Art and Clothing.”
As you can see from the images, much of the store’s interior stays true to Kapital’s aesthetic with antique furnishings, and recycled and repurposed materials that create the eclectic and rustic feel. Next door, the library arrives with a much cleaner approach, with clean white walls and books shelved on simple frame structures that evoke a more relaxed atmosphere. Meanwhile, the facade of the building is painted in a rich terracotta tone that beautifully compliments the luscious greens from the surrounding trees and private garden.
The launch kicked off with a reception party that welcomed Kojima locals, business partners, and fans from the world over to celebrate. A huge banquet was laid out for the guests with live performances from local musicians and Kapital artisans providing the entertainment for the evening.
To find out more head over to the blog stream on Kapital’s newly redesigned website where you can read more on the store as well as new projects for the brand.
Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.