Dries Van Noten recently opened a new store at 9 Quai Malaquais in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, becoming the first space for the designer dedicated to just men. Facing the Seine River, the former art gallery space is only a few doors down from the long-time women’s boutique and carries the full range of apparel and accessories. The interior features lacquered wood with soft curved edges dating back 1975 when the gallery opened, as well as well as a masculine color palette inspired by oxidized iron. Even artifacts found by the previous owner in his worldwide expeditions still have a home in the store, becoming centerpieces in the space — perfect for a collection that’s so heavily influenced by a global society.
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